NASHVILLE, TN (January 17, 2023) The rock icon SLASH, has created The Collection: Slash, a premium, hardcover coffee-table photo book where SLASH tells the story behind the instruments, he has used throughout his legendary music career, on countless hit records, and on stages worldwide in front of millions of fans. The Collection: Slash is available now in Custom, Deluxe, and Standard editions on Gibson.com.
Due to the success of the premium Custom and Deluxe editions, Gibson Publishing announced Today, a new Standard edition of The Collection: Slash. The Standard edition offers a widely accessible version of the coffee-table book featuring 364 pages in hardcover, in a slightly more compact size of 240 x 340 mm (9.45 x 13.39”). The Collection: Slash Standard edition is offered at $149, order now, HERE.
The Collection: Slash Deluxe edition:
The Collection: Slash Deluxe edition is presented in a Les Paul slipcase and measures 240 x 340 mm (9.45 x 13.39”). It includes a cover poster, four guitar art prints, and a certificate of authenticity. The initial print run of the Deluxe edition is hand-signed by SLASH and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. Explore The Collection: Slash Deluxe edition.
Highly collectible, The Collection: Slash Custom edition is the only edition of the book limited to 500 copies worldwide, and hand-signed by SLASH himself. The Custom edition measures slightly larger at 297 x 420 mm (11.69 x 16.54”) and comes inside a premium clamshell protective box with exceptional case candy inside the package including an Axe Heaven® Appetite Les Paul miniature guitar, an exclusive SLASH bandana, a guitar pick tin with Dunlop® guitar picks, a cover poster, four guitar art prints, and a certificate of authenticity.
Few artists have had as profound an impact on modern music as the rock icon SLASH. From Guns N’ Roses to Slash’s Snakepit, and Velvet Revolver to his latest collaborations with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, SLASH brings his inimitable style and swagger to each project and continues to influence countless guitarists and musicians across generations and genres worldwide. In The Collection: Slash, the guitarist draws new insights into the stories behind the music through exclusive interviews with Mark Agnesi (Director of Brand Experience at Gibson). At over 300 pages in length, The Collection: Slash is lavishly illustrated, a rare and collectible book with numerous photos of the guitarist and his impressive guitar collection, shot by the Gibson team, and legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin, whose relationship with SLASH extends back to an early Guns N’ Roses portrait session from 1986. Written and edited by Gibson editor-in-chief Chris Vinnicombe, The Collection: Slash is a must-have for both SLASH fans, as well as anyone who admires fine and rare guitars. Click here to view an excerpt from The Collection: Slash (book excerpt for viewing only from Gibson Publishing, do not publish excerpt without permission).
“It’s been a blast working with Gibson to create a platform for me to talk about my favorite thing, guitars,” says SLASH. “This book is a great exposé of all the great guitars I’ve collected over many years.”
“Launching Gibson Publishing in partnership with Slash for our debut book The Collection: Slash marks an important milestone for all of us at Gibson Brands,” says Cesar Gueikian, Brand President of Gibson Brands. “We continue to leverage our iconic past and lean into the future creating more opportunities for music fans around the world to experience original storytelling. With Gibson TV, Gibson Records, and now Gibson Publishing, we are organically growing our own media platform that continues to create compelling original content. I am proud of what our media team led by Beth Heidt, Mark Agnesi, Todd Harapiak, Lee Bartram, and Chris Vinnicombe have accomplished together with the extended team. And I am grateful to Slash and his team’s partnership for our debut publication.”
The stunning book The Collection: Slash is the first release under Gibson Publishing which marks the next major step in the evolution of Gibson Brands’ media platform which promotes music experiences to fans worldwide. As with the recently launched music label Gibson Records–which released Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ acclaimed new album titled, 4 this year–the first project for Gibson Publishing is this premium book with Gibson Global Brand Ambassador and rock legend, SLASH. Gibson Publishing is committed to sustainable and environmentally conscious publishing and uses FSC-certified and recycled materials wherever possible. Stay tuned for additional exciting releases from Gibson Publishing in the coming months, including print publications celebrating music milestones, brand stories, artist collaborations, and more.
Watch and share the new clip re the formation of Gibson Publishing and the creation of The Collection: Slash, HERE.
Watch and share the latest episode of the Gibson TV series “The Collection” which features SLASH, streaming now: HERE. In this episode, SLASH and Mark Agnesi sit down to discuss the never-before-told stories behind his holy grail vintage guitars, to his prototype Gibson signature models featuring drool-worthy Gibson Les Paul’s, Flying V’s, and more. Watch as SLASH and Mark cover a wide-range of SLASH’s staggering collection of around 400 instruments.
The Collection: Slash:
SLASH–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. SLASH is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time magazine placed SLASH at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASH created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy