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Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

In his work with Rush from the '70s to today, Alex Lifeson has redefined the boundaries of progressive rock guitar. Embodying far more than that genre label often implies, Lifeson's playing soars beyond the drama and the bluster to reveal truly stunning virtuosity that has been praised and admired by fans—and players—of all stripes, and has landed him in the upper echelon of performance artists as a result. Created through extensive work with Alex Lifeson himself, the Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess similarly redefines the boundaries of the classic Les Paul guitar: packed in a single remarkable instrument, this Gibson guitar carries all of the traditional tones that have made the Les Paul legendary, along with unprecedented levels of sonic and performance versatility.

In addition to its traditional Les Paul tonewoods, the Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess guitar carries two high-output humbucking pickups with series/parallel wiring options via its push-pull volume controls, and a Floyd Rose-licensed locking tremolo that not only provides the world's most efficient vibrato system, but is also loaded with GraphTech Ghost piezo bridge saddles. Access traditional Gibson magnetic humbucker tones, mix it up with fat and funky series/parallel options, tap the Ghost's realistic acoustic tones, or blend acoustic and magnetic voices—the sky's the limit with this sonic chameleon, whose sound-shifting depths are virtually limitless. What's more, you can route it all through a traditional mono jack (labeled "Regular") using a single guitar cable, or use two cables to split your sonic trickery off into separate output paths using the "Regular" and the "Life-O-Sound" output jacks together. All this, and the Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess still presents that timeless Les Paul look that has remained a classic for more than 50 years—with the addition of a modern-shaped heel allowing easier access to the upper frets. The Axcess comes in your choice of two stunning colors—Viceroy Brown and Royal Crimson—both approved by Alex Lifeson himself, and both resplendent atop a stunningly figured maple top.

Only 50 Alex Lifeson Axcess guitars in this very limited run (25 in each finish) will be signed by the artist himself. Reserve yours through Musician's Friend Private Reserve Guitars—Call Chris or Scott at 866-926-1923. Unsigned models are available at both Musician's Friend and Private Reserve Guitars.

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Top Maple
Back 1-Piece solid mahogany
Binding Cream
Adhesive Franklin Titebond


Species Mahogany
Profile Rounded Axcess profile
Truss Rod Traditional
Joint Angle 4° (±15 seconds)
Adhesive Franklin Titebond

Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & tenon
Adhesive Franklin Titebond
Joint Angle Tolerance ±.005"


Species Rosewood
Frets 22 Medium jumbo
Radius 12"
Binding .060 Cream
Inlays Pearloid trapezoids
Nut/E.O.B 1.687/2.125


Type Les Paul Standard
Logo Mother-of-pearl Gibson logo
Truss Rod Cover Gibson Bell Shaped™ Molded with Alex Lifeson Signature
Angle 17 Degrees


Model Vintage Kluson-style tuners with pearloid keystone buttons
Plating Nickel
Tuning Ratio 14:01


Type Floyd Rose®-licensed GraphTech™ Ghost®-equipped vibrato unit
Plating Nickel


Knobs Gold Top-Hat knobs
Toggle Switch Washer Cream with gold screenprint
Strings .010 - .046, Vintage Strings
Strap Buttons Nickel Schaller strap locks


Neck Position 496R (Ceramic magnet)
Bridge Position 498T (Alnico V magnet)


Potentiometers 2 push/pull Volume controls (Rhythm and Treble pickups), 1 Volume control (GraphTech™ Ghost® piezo pickups), 1 Master Tone control (piezo not affected)
Type 500k audio-taper
Coil Wiring Parallel-machine wound
Toggle Switch 3-Way Switchcraft with cream toggle cap
Output Jack 2 - ¼" Switchcraft output jacks: "Regular" and "Life-O-Sound."


Sealer Nitrocellulose lacquer
viceroy brown Viceroy Brown
royal crimson Royal Crimson


Material Floyd Rose® R4 locking nut
Width 1.687