The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Electric Guitar is an incredible evolution of a legendary instrument.
Gibson has heard the cry from its loyal customers and, in an effort to satisfy their desires, has created the Les Paul Axcess model. Ergonomic neck and body design; once you have felt the excitement of this beautifully responsive instrument, heard its rich tone and seen its exquisite, graceful design, you will know the affection that the players feel for their Gibson guitars. It's an affection that transcends time, style, and musical trends.
Gibson Les Paul Axcess Features
- Weight-relieved Mahogany back with carved maple top
- Rounded 1-piece set mahogany set-neck with contoured heel cut
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Chrome hardware
- Kluson tuners
- Individual Coil Tapping Push/Pull Knobs for Each Pickup
- Exposed Coil 496R (Neck) and 498T (Bridge) Pickups
- Includes Custom Shop hardshell case and certificate of authenticity
The Les Paul Axcess Standard from Gibson Custom carries all the elegant styling, fluid body lines and rocking attitude of a classic Les Paul Standard from the golden era of the late 1950s. Upon closer examination, however, the Les Paul Axcess reveals a handful of upgrades; all modifications made in the name of maximum playability and versatility.
Body and Neck
Encounter the clever structural alteration that gives this new model its name by taking the instrument in your hands and running your fingers up the neck. The Axcess sports what looks from the front to be a traditional Les Paul neck joint, yet the neck heel and portions of the back and neck joint at the upper cutaway have been contoured to provide a heelless
feel, and an unimpeded reach right up to the 22nd fret. No more stretching against the traditional neck heel to achieve the upper-fret access that your lead style demands, the Axcess gives you that legendary Les Paul playability all the way up the neck, welcoming you to take it right over the top. The one-piece, 24 3/4 inch scale length, mahogany neck features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays.
To further enhance playing comfort, this smoothly carved neck joint is combined with a belly scarf
(aka ribcage contour) that allows the body of the guitar to hug closely to your own body in the playing position without digging in. Add to these contours the Les Paul Axcess’s slightly thinner body, made from weight-relieved mahogany, with a carved maple top available in Iced Tea Burst or Gun Metal Gray finishes and single-ply cream binding on body top, and you’ve got an instrument that is refreshingly light, and a pure joy to play either strapped on, or in a seated position.
The most noticeable addition is the Floyd Rose tailpiece, a unit optimized for anything from subtle vibrato wobbles to dramatic, rumbling dive-bombs. On the Les Paul Axcess Standard the vibrato is installed right at Gibson Custom as part of the manufacturing process, which means this potent piece of high-performance hardware interacts seamlessly with the design of the guitar. Partnered with an R4 locking nut, it also guarantees outstanding tuning stability and return-to-pitch accuracy.
496R and 498T Pickups
Beyond all these significant considerations for playing feel, the Axcess is also geared toward optimum tone, as you’d expect from any Gibson Custom creation. Exposed-coil 496R and 498T pickups in the neck and bridge positions — the ceramic 496R provides incredible sustain and definition with no muddiness and the 498T Alnico V is the perfect companion in the bridge position providing a high output with emphasis on mid-range and highs, while a push/pull switch on each volume knob provides coil splitting for each pickups for single coil tones.
These unique tonal combinations excel at delivering everything from singing classic rock lead tones to contemporary crunch to extremes of twang and jangle. Even the pure-nickel wound .10-.46 Gibson Vintage Strings it ships with contribute toward its rich, textured voice. Each instrument also comes with a Gibson Custom hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
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