Rock guitar legend Slash appeared at the Marshall booth at the 2010 NAMM show to unveil an exciting new amplifier. Dubbed the
, it recreates the fabled 100-watt
the behatted one used to record Guns N´ Roses seminal 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction, an album that reenergised rock music and reinvented rock guitar in the process.
Slash told Guitarist mag editor
, “That amp has been subject to a lot of talk of the years. It was an amp I originally rented from SIR, and of all the amps I tried out, it just sounded amazing. So basically I stole it! Then I left it in the back of the truck one day when we were rehearsing at SIR and they kinda´ took it back.
“Over the years, there have been a lot of people out there trying to replicate this amp, so we gathered all the information and put it out as the Marshall AFD100.”
(pictured above) added: “Slash is going in to the studio for his new solo album which will be available from 6 April. It´s such an exciting opportunity for all of us to recreate that Appetite tone, that we couldn´t keep quiet about it. So for the very first time, fans of Slash and Marshall will be able to go online and follow the amp´s development; the concept, the work by the designer, the circuit, Slash trying and testing it… right through to the launch later this year. We have a dedicated website set up at
. We´ll be uploading progress updates, video content and more.”
As soon as the amp is ready, expect to see the first review in Guitarist magazine.