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Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard offers total playability. With a "heelless" neck and ribcage contour, the Gibson Les Paul Access Standard feels great. (7) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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For nearly six decades now, Gibson's Les Paul Standard has stood the test time as the most playable guitar in the world. While others have attempted to imitate it, none have come close to duplicating the qualities of the finest six-stringed instrument on the planet. Yet each year, Gibson attempts to improve on the world's best guitar. Now Gibson introduces the new Les Paul Axcess Standard from Gibson Custom.

Player's have long asked, "Dare to be different"? The Les Paul Axcess Standard is more than just "different." It's the result of Gibson's drive to build the best Les Paul Standard possible, while staying true to the design and performance of the iconic Les Pauls of the past.

The new 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" 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 Les Paul Axcess now comes juiced with two super hot Gibson pickups, the 498T and the 496R. These forces to reckoned with pickups yield numerous tonal opportunities and can help drive your favorite amp to ultra crunch and scorching - leads in addition to providing ballsy blues tones, warm - fluid vocal tones, snappy country, and fat - sweet growls. This is possible because these extraordinary, hot pickups are wired in hum cancelling series/parallel with a push/pull tone knob for each, providing even more tonal combinations than the first version Les Paul Axcess Standard. Simply pull up the treble and/or rhythm tone control knobs to "axcess" single coil tones and experiment with combining full humbucking with single coil tones. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
Body
- Body Style: Les Paul
- Back: Weight-relieved mahogany with belly scarf
- Top: Carved figured maple

Neck
- Neck: 1-piece mahogany
- Neck profile: Rounded neck profile with contoured heel cut
- Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees
- Neck joint Location: 16th fret
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- No. of frets: 22
- Nut: R4 locking
- Neck inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Stop-Bar
- Knobs: Gold top hats
- Tuners: Vintage Tulips

Electronics
- Neck Pickup: 496R
- Bridge Pickup: 498T
- Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, (push/pull switch on treble and rhythm tone control for series/parallel coil splitting), 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
- Case: Custom Shop hard-shell
- Collateral: Certificate of Authenticity
Gibson Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Just about the best dam guitar on the market A+"
Sound: I have 2 of these the stop tail and floyd rose just so cool ease of playing the lightness tone and sheer beuty wonderful Feature: You just can not complain its got everything you need and nothing you dont. Single coil or humbucker and tone ti die for Ease of Use: This bayby was built to play Quality: No faults clear finish wonderfully put together an absolute wonder well done Gibson Value: Its a bit of a price to pay but well worth the investment Manufacturer Support: No Comment never had to call them in 30 years The Wow Factor: Just too sexy for words Overall: A great take on a modern icon, vaule for maoney playability looks and tone buy one you will never go back
Style of Music: Blues, Blues Rock, Rock, Rock & Roll
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Overall: I have been playing guitar for over 23 years and have always wanted a Gibson Les Paul but couldn't justify the price. I own a few Epiphones but they aren't quite the real deal. So when the opportunity knocked, I finally doubled down and got one of these Les Paul Axcess guitars in Iced Tea. When my guitar arrived I opened the case and was very pleased with the quality and beauty of this instrument. The fit and finish of this custom shop guitar are second to none. When I picked it up I was happy to find that the weight was neither too light or heavy, around 8 lbs and that's perfect for me. I plugged it straight into my Vox Ac30 and heard the wonderful full, Les Paul tone. Any suspicion that I had that the Axcess wasn't a "real" LP went out the window. This thing is a beauty, has perfect action, tone for days, and will hold its value over time. Thanks Zounds and Gibson Custom for making me a very happy customer.
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