The early 1990s were an unusual time of rapid change for guitar design. In the 1980s, the classic shapes of the ’60s and ’70s had fallen by the wayside, replaced by sleek shredders axes. Where once guitar players demanded elegant carved maple tops and fixed bridges, the typical guitarist of the ’80s wanted high-output humbuckers, Floyd Rose tremolos, 24 frets and flash. Lots of flash. Slash helped turn things around with his low-slung Gibson Les Pauls after Appetite For Destruction
hit, but for the most part, day-glo finishes and pointy curves were where it was at.