Help Slash find an old friend…


A note from Slash:

“I’m trying to find a Les Paul that I used  back in the early 90’s. I’ve since lost track of it. It was an 1989/90 Gibson Goldtop, serial #70854. I always loved that guitar and would be interested in buying it back from whomever has it…. I’ll make it worth their while”

If you have any information on the location of this guitar, please email

Slash goldtop


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  1. Matthew Martell
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    If I had it I’d give it back to you for the small price of a hug. No money asked 😀

    • Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:05 am | Permalink

      I can’t wait to see how many fakers reply to this with either a modified Gold-Top, or (more likely) a ghost-built replica. I’ll tell ya what, Mr. Hudson: just buy my dragon Les Paul. It sounds better than that one did, anyway, and I could use the cash.

    • Steven Payne
      Posted June 5, 2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

      I wish I could help you but I have a question, I bought a Slash Edition Les Paul For my son Cameron for his high school graduation present and we are going to the Concert at RibFest in Naperville Ill on July 5. Is there anyway possible I could get Slash to autograph it? I can meet any time and any place to get this done. A father and sons dream!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your time and waiting to hear from you if possible.
      My email address is
      Thanks again
      Steven Payne

    • Darren
      Posted June 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

      Was the guitar stolen because I seem to see signature 4×12’s in the background.

    • Jonas
      Posted August 5, 2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink

      You High-rolling motherfucker! Most of us can´t afford a Goldtop! Best regards from a everlasting fan / Jonas

  2. Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I would try posting the info on here……..

    The more the word gets out, the better luck you’ll have. Hope you find it!

  3. stuey
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    That is the guitar that I always associate with Slash from the g’n’r days. Always wanted a GT with no scratch plate.

  4. jesus
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    good luck

  5. Mano
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Whoever has that beauty… Lucky MF bastard…! 🙂

  6. Neil Heisner
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    I have an old Gibson goldtop. Will check #. Isn’t first 2 numbers of serial # the year though 70= 1970?

  7. Fraser
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I’ll keep my eyes out mate 😉

  8. timsta
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    dammit man good luck from me
    if you find it , use it on the next tour in germany 😉

  9. Daniel McCaghren
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I feel you brother.. I had #500 and #1072. Lost them in a divorce. I can relate to how you feel.
    I’ll keep my eyes peeled in the southeast for ya.
    You were always my guitar Idol.
    I used to have a GI Joe with a top hat glued to my JCM800 stack for my good luck charm I’d hi five before going on stage… 😉
    Rock on Brother!

  10. Randy zelinka
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    There are three of them on eBay search les paul gold top

  11. Nick Jones
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Permalink
  12. Jack Wagstaff
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Wish I could be of more help but I don’t think it’s in New Zealand:) Best of luck to you though!

  13. Karol
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    I wish you’ll find your goldtop it was a beautiful guitar also it had amazi g sou
    d. Though If You can’t find it go on and search for PRS Guitars they sound amazingly well and I would like to hear this guitar in your hands. Email me at
    Karol Wacowski,
    Director of insurance,
    Łódź, street Przyszkole 2

    Anytime Slash is in Poland or will be in there contact us. For safety purposes.

  14. Teresa
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi Slash, my mom took care of you while you were in the hospital about 10 years ago. She thought a great deal of you and was overjoyed to meet you. Thanks for the autographed photo. Teresa

  15. tina
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    I went to hard rock cafe atlantic city.
    There’re have your gold top guitar.
    Plate says from 80s.
    It’s in a show case.
    I can’t check serial number.
    But just in case I’ll leaeve message here.
    I don’t think that’s what you looking for.
    Just in case…
    If that’s the which you looking for let me know.
    Love xoxoxox

  16. jonathan
    Posted May 26, 2013 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    the axe is in ny. i posted an ad on clist and almost was meritorious to own, but the guy’s neighbor gave him 6000 right after he emailed me the serial. the original owner has no clue… I was really close to getting it.

    • jonathan
      Posted May 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

      nevermind, been getting pranks of this serial.

  17. Mark Woltz
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Don’t give up man. I had a bass, an 87 Fender Jazz Special, that I had to pawn about two years after I bought it new in 87′. I always regretted selling it. Recently, I started looking for another Guitar like it because it’s a great bass (type that Duff played even). Unbelievably, I happened across the exact same bass on Ebay, with road rash that I caused to prove it. Never felt so lucky in my life. Keep searching and you’ll find it brother!

    Keep rocking,
    Mark Woltz

  18. kaleb
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    sure dude i think i can try to find out who has it a big fan of u

  19. Posted June 2, 2013 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    I’ll keep an eye out for it, man. Losing gear’s the worst.

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  21. Louie
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I wish I had that Goldtop. Best of luck man hope you find it!
    Would love to hear the first thing slash plays on it!

  22. Mike
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Hope you find it, sucks losing/selling/smashing/trading a guitar that you liked only to find out much too late…

  23. diego hernandez
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    i´ve it, buyed at bogota Colombia 2009

  24. Joel Jiannone
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Slash if u read this look up a Rocsan guitar on eBay made by my brother in a little town south jersey

  25. Suez williams
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi Slash , Saw your video of made in Stoke gig fantastic a legend a lot of famous people came from Stoke Sir Frank Whittle for one the man who invented the jet engine mega and my in laws who worked in the pot banks of Hanley long live Stoke. Suez

  26. Serena McAllister
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Slash have u got nothing better to do on a Saturday nite & check out Axl Rose on YouTube? Then laugh & make fun of him as he falls down. Where would u even be without Axl Rose? Whether u’d. Like to admit it or not if it wasn’t for him all u would be is a cut instead of Slash. That was severely in poor taste even for u! The drunk on stage telling a crowd of ppl ur balls are hanging out…. Whatever man one loss of a fan.

  27. john
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Will look out for this gold top LP. Must be the one from the Illusions tour. j

  28. Posted July 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    When you find your old friend you could give me a new friend right?

  29. Jose Vasconez
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I am so sorry for asking you this but waht do you think about the ibanez guitars and also can you tell me your favorite guitar brand please

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  33. Posted September 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Kicking myself that I am not the one that has it :'(

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  35. terence
    Posted September 20, 2013 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    hey mr slash sorry bout the guitar i have a les paul my self and i dont wana know what it feels like to lose it by the way thankyou for the exelent performance you gave us at sun city south africa with the rest of the kings and please you are welcome to come back again to give us a face melting hair raising
    gut pounding hell of a show again thankyou mr hudson TERENZO

  36. jeffery walker
    Posted September 21, 2013 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    You’re the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish that I could meet you…

  37. Tom Davis
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    My Friend Paul “Not Les Paul” Just Bought An Old “Gold Top Metal Flake” Gibson Les Paul,,,It’s A Shot In The Dark But I’ll Call Him,,Get The #’s From Him & Get Back @ You..Dear Slash…I know you probably get millions of people asking for your autograph…But my daughter “Lyvi” is 11 years Old, Just started playing rhythm & Lead guitar in a band..And IDOLIZES YOU iiii]; )’ “So Do I” Anyway I know ur a busy man. But if you could sign a coaster, napkin, just about anything, she would flip-out with joy?!?!?! My address is 21 Horseshoe Dr. Texarkana, Tx. 75501 “Olyvia Grace Davis” YOUR THE BEST!!! & THANKS FOR THE ROCK & ROLL….Right Now We/EVERYONE needs it!! Tom Davis

  38. Tom Davis
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Slash, I Checked With My Friend “Paul” And The Serial # Is 6080714 iiii]; (‘ It Was A Shot In The Dark..But I Tried? G(*)(*)D Luck & I Hope You Find That Awesome Guitar 🙂

    Your #1 Fan,

    Tom & Lyvi Davis

  39. Mike Gerstenlauer
    Posted September 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi Slash!!!!!!!! One of your biggest Fans…….Just courious if u ever got any leads on that guitar you’ve been lookin for.

  40. Monica Cousins
    Posted October 1, 2013 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    Hi Slash, you may not remember me but I looked after you and the Gunners in 93 when you came to Australia to do your Sydney concert at eastern creek race track . Anyway I was wondering if you will be coming back to Australia again as I am dying and waiting for a heart and lungs transplant I know it may not be important to you but as I was there looking after all of you and you all thought I was a pretty cute security officer and you nicknamed me little Dolly for obvious reasons my biggest wish right now is to see you again play live as I have missed out on the other concerts due to my illness which was caused from my ex husband who bashed me with a cricket bat across my chest which I was diagnosed with pericarditis inflammation around the heart well he beat me up so bad that it tore the linings in my lungs and since April 30 2011 I have spent 3 quarters of my time in CCU and medical ward 3 cardiac and I am a massive fan and when you played the end riff of November rain to wards me as I was on stage with Axl’s bodyguard you smiled at me and said that’s for you as I told you about me losing my Dad a few months before I married and my birthday was 23 November as we are the same age so I hope to be alive for my 48th I was wondering if I you would give me one of your hats or a t shirt signed by you as that would be a lovely gift and if I survive the transplant I would like to put on the shirt or the hat and say I am alive. Slash you were so very kind to me and every time I have gone or rushed to hospital I always ask my nurses to put my earphones on after having 7 heart attacks to play your music especially the ones you have done as a solo artist or the greatest hits of guns n roses as it brings me out of my coma you have saved my life so many times by listening to you so thank you Slash for being my friend as that’s what you said to me at the 93 concert. Stay cool and keep up the great work and your book club with Myles Kennedy . Thank you Monica 🙂

  41. Spike
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    sorry Slash, don’t have the guitar,but I have the hand painted Gazzarri’s parking sign about 6′ ft long if your interested.Whatever you think it’s worth.I’m in Chatsworth.I love the Apocalyptic Love Album better than G&R!!!! UN believeable talent there!! thanks!

  42. tiger-zhang
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Permalink


  43. Dale Walker
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Have you found the Les Paul Gold Top yet? I’m still looking in every pawn shop, yard sale, music store, and flea market that I go into. So please let me know if you have found it so I can quit looking. I was kinda hoping to make you happy more than winning. LOL

  44. scott young
    Posted November 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    hey this is scott young not sure if you rember me or not you would call me almost ever week end and stop by the car dealer ship I work at in you old Mercedes limo and I would help you out I think I can help you out here I think I no who has your guitar please contact me

  45. joseph rojas
    Posted November 24, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure I have that guitar is looking for you can call me at 865 80915 51 I’m in Tennessee I’ll be willing to sell

  46. kiril
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Slash I love you

    • MJ
      Posted February 21, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

      Did you find your guitarr Slash??

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