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Kris Derrig

Saul Hudson with a serious face while playing guitar, with curly hair, tattoos on his arms, wearing sunglasses, a necklace, bracelets, rings, and a blue shirt with yellow print.

April 6, 1954 (age 33)

May 14, 1987 (aged 33)

Kris Derrig (April 6, 1954 – May 14, 1987) was an American luthier and musician born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. As a guitar builder, he is best known for building Slash's recording guitar, used in the Guns N' Roses album Appetite For Destruction, as well as many other highly sought-after Gibson Les Paul 1959 replicas.


Kris Derrig with a serious face while holding Slash’s 1959 Les Paul replica guitar. Kris is wearing a white shirt with prints and blue jeans.

my gibson les paul slash custom signed by slash in glasgow july 2011

Kris died in May 1987 from a form of cancer. So he never got to see the impact his Les Paul replica would have on Guns N' Roses debut album, Appetite For Destruction, and the signature sound of Slash.

Scott Shaw with a serious face while holding red and yellow guitars and sitting on the floor. Scott with a beard, wearing a watch, black long sleeves, black pants, black socks, and white and black sneakers.

82 kris derrig les paul plays by adax d rsam

Slash's snakepit guitars in 2000. Gibson Les Paul Standard (top, 1st and 3rd from left), back of Gibson Les Paul Standard (top, 2nd from left). Gibson Les Paul Standard (bottom, 1st and 2nd from left), BC Rich Mockingbird (bottom, 3rd from left), and Custom Shop BC Rich Mockingbird (bottom, 4th from left).

Jim Foote is smiling while holding Kris Derrig's guitars. The man is with long hair, wearing eyeglasses, a gray shirt, and blue jeans.

A yellow and white Kris Derrig's guitar.

A magazine cover featuring Saul Hudson better known as Slash playing guitar while smoking a cigarette, with curly hair, wearing bracelets, a black hat, black jacket, red shirt, and jeans.


Kris Derrig Wikipedia