KnuckleBonz, Inc. has released new photographs of the finished sculpture that details the likeness of guitar legend Slash along with his Gibson Les Paul. The sculpture is a hand-painted and hand-numbered collectible in the Guitar Hero series created by KnuckleBonz, Inc. The Slash figure is a very limited edition and is currently available for pre-order. The company expects to start shipping pre-ordered figures at the end of April 2005.
The Guitar Hero series is focused on capturing the image of legendary musical icons of both past and present in detailed limited edition sculptures. The Slash figure has been created using a skilled team of artists to sculpt his likeness. The sculpture is cast in a poly-resin and hand-painted in fine detail. All figures in the Guitar Hero series are limited editions. Slash's figure will be very exclusive with only 3,000 pieces being created. This is an officially licensed product from Slash and Gibson Guitars. Each sculpture displays a certificate of authenticity on the resin base and includes a wooden display base.
"Slash is one of today's reigning guitar heroes," states Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. "He is a true and timeless musician and his talent and tone that first impressed fans in the '80s continues to win new rock fans today. His riffs on the recently released VELVET REVOLVER'Contraband' are some of his best ever. It's a big honor for us to add Slash to the Guitar Hero sculpture series," says Simerman.
The guitarist, born Saul Hudson, known as "Slash", first achieved legendary status while playing with GUNS N' ROSES, selling more than 65 million records. Since leaving GN'R, Slash has impressed audiences worldwide with performances with SLASH'S BLUES BALL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, and VELVET REVOLVER. Slash is often referred to as one of rock's most significant innovators. This is an officially licensed product from Slash and Gibson Guitars.
The sculpture will display the artist with his trademark Gibson Les Paul and his top hat. "Combining Slash's unique style and image with his legendary status as a guitar hero, makes him a particularly great subject for the series," says Simerman.
The Slash Guitar Hero limited edition sculpture is projected to be available in April 2005. The exact date of availability will be announced at a later date. The figure can be purchased via www.guitarhero.net. The Slash sculpture will sell for $99. See the company's web site for further details on pre-ordering and shipping information. Customers can subscribe to be put on an email list to get more product information and exact dates for pre-orders and product availability by e-mailing [email protected]