What year is slashes Les Paul?
Slash's Les Pauls from the Appetite for Destruction days were
actually copies one was a 59 Les Paul copy and the other I don't
know but it was a les paul copy that was made by a guy named Derrig
and was extremely good, sadly Derrig is no longer in the business
as far as I've heard. Here's the story-
Derrig had built the guitar already when the AFD sessions started. It was in the display window of Music-Works. Alan Niven came in and said that Slash was using a BC Rich guitar for the AFD sessions that wasn't cutting it for the tone, etc.
Alan asked the owner if he had anything he could try. The owner said he didn't have much, but there was a Les Paul in the window that was built by Derrig. Alan asked to check it out. Jim put Alnico II SD pickups in it, & sent it off with Alan for Slash to try. The guitar never came back, but Alan came back and wrote them a check for it AFTER the AFD sessions were over. He said Slash loved it, it was perfect for the AFD sessions. End of story, except he eventually got a 2nd Derrig from another source, I don't know who.
A Gibson Les Paul Traditional is heavier than a regular Les Paul Standard, because Les Paul Traditionals have no "weight-relief" body chambers. I have played and compared a goldtop Les Paul Traditional (a 2008 model), a Les Paul Vintage Mahogany (now called Les Paul Studio Faded), a '57 Les Paul Custom Shop Reissue, a Les Paul Studio, and an Epiphone Les Paul Sparkle. The Les Paul Traditional is the heaviest of all by a large…
Les Paul guitars were first licensed and produced by the Gibson Guitar Co. - then of Kalamazoo Michigan. To this day nobody else can legally produce a "Les Paul" - they're going to be Gibson or Epiphone, Gibson's Asian-built brand. Other brands having the same general shape or features as a Les Paul will be called "Les Paul style" but will never legally carry the name "Les Paul".