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Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar with Stopbar Tailpiece   

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The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard electric guitar carries all the elegant styling, fluid body lines, and rocking attitude of a storied Les Paul Sta...Click To Read More About This Product

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The ultimate player's guitar with optimum playability, maximum access, and unparalleled tone.

The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard electric guitar carries all the elegant styling, fluid body lines, and rocking attitude of a storied Les Paul Standard from the golden era of 1958 to '60 but reveals a handful of upgrades that maximize playability and versatility.

Upper Fret Access

While the Les Paul Axcess Standard guitar sports what looks from the front to be a traditional Les Paul neck joint, the neck heel and portions of the back and neck joint at the upper cutaway have been contoured to provide a "heeless" 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 Standard guitar gives you that sought-after Gibson Les Paul playability all the way up the neck, and welcomes you to take it right over the top.

Lighter, Thinner
To further enhance playing comfort, the guitar's smoothly carved neck joint is joined by a "belly scarf" (a.k.a. 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 Gibson Les Paul Axcess guitar's slightly thinner body, made from weight-relieved mahogany (with carved maple top), and you've also got a Les Paul guitar that is refreshingly light, and a pure joy to play either strapped on or seated.

Plek Neck
Being a product of the Gibson Custom Shop, the Les Paul Axcess is a guitar built to the highest standards attainable. All Les Paul Standard necks receive precision fret dressing and setup with the Plek system. As the guitar lies in a cradle, a computer-controlled robot arm moves along the neck measuring each fret's height, the fingerboard radius, even the bow in the neck. Using that data, the Plek machine adjusts the truss rod, cuts the nut slots for optimal spacing and height for each string, files each fret to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy, and then polishes the frets. In a fraction of the time it takes a skilled technician, the Plek machine eliminates buzzing strings and dead spots, producing a neck with flawless intonation and superb action.

Vintage-voiced 'Buckers
Beyond all these significant considerations for playing feel, the Les Paul Axcess Standard is also geared toward optimum tone, as you'd expect from any Gibson Custom Shop creation. Exposed-coil BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 pickups in the neck and bridge positions”the most accurate reproduction vintage-PAF-style humbucker pickups Gibson has ever offered”yield everything from warm, fluid vocal tones to fat, sweet growl. An added push/pull switch on the treble tone knob provides coil splitting for accurate single-coil tones. The combination excels at everything from singing classic rock lead tones, to contemporary crunch, to extremes of twang and jangle. Even the pure-nickel wound .010 Gibson Vintage Strings the Axcess guitar ships with contribute toward its rich, textured voice. Each Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard guitar also comes with a Custom Shop hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Body
  • Body Style: Les Paul
  • Body: Weight-Relieved Mahogany Back With Belly Scarf
  • Top: Carved Maple
  • Neck
  • Neck: 1-Piece Set Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Rounded Neck Profile With Contoured Heel Cut
  • Peghead Pitch: 17 Degrees
  • Neck Joint Location: 19th Fret
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • No. Of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic With Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Knobs: Gold
  • Tuners: Kluson
  • Electronics
  • Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 1
  • Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 2
  • Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, (Push/Pull Switch Treble Pickup Tone For Coil Splitting), 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Other
  • Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Additional: Certificate of Authenticity.

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My dream guitar

By Les=More

from Raleigh, NC

This is probably one of the best guitars ever to be made. Personally I love the Les Paul, there is no other guitar that can match the look and feel of a good Paul. I haven't played it yet, but I know this guitar is worth getting. I have a Les Paul Custom (Epi) and I love its tone and feel, but I'm always held back by the limited upper fret access. With this new Paul, the heel is made to where you can shred all the way to the 22nd fret without any trouble. Personally that is enough reason for me to want to buy it. The Gibson Les Paul is the end all guitar. There is no other guitar that can compare. The burst buckers are a great choice for this guitar. They are some of the best pickups on the market. The only thing I don't like about this guitar is the insane pricetag. Gibsons don't have to cost so dang much, but if I had the money, I would definitely pay it.


At Last

By Glen-mmwE9

from Atlanta Ga

I have been looking at Gibson's for years but have always found them to be too heavy and uncomfortable to play. I have a couple of PRS guitars and love them. But now this Axcess is great. Light weight easy acess to higher frets and the tone amazing. It makes me want to buy another one.

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