The Les Paul is an iconic guitar from Gibson’s extensive range of legendary guitars and the Les Paul Axcess Standard takes this classic rock model up a notch. During the 50s, the Les Paul was birthed out of a solidbody craze and the Axcess Standard retains all the attitude of the original models with additional advanced features. Gibson concentrated on making this guitar thoroughly versatile while also being incredibly elegant. With juicy humbucker pickups this model sounds sensational from the moment it is plugged in and it will allow you to play through a vast tonal range. Gibson have carefully chosen tonewoods that will best reflect the true resonance of the guitar while combining it with modern attributes to make it highly playable.
MAPLE AND MAHOGANY
A dominant feature often found in Les Paul guitars is the combination of maple and mahogany. The Les Paul Axcess Standard has a carved maple body top finished in Gun Metal which has a stunning, sleek gloss appearance. Partnering the maple top is a solid mahogany body and this alliance produces a sonorous timbre. Modern weight relief has been used in the Axcess Standard and this makes the guitar feel extremely lightweight and comfortable to play, so you can endure a long live set without getting a back ache.
A mahogany neck is firmly joined to the body of the Axcess Standard and it has a rounded profile and a contoured rib-cage heel cut. This contour allows the guitar body to fit snugly against your body. Aboard the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with a smooth, lustrous feel for comfy, sturdy playing. The cutaway in the body also gives you easier access to the upper frets when playing the higher notes.
496R AND 498T PICKUPS
The 496R and 498T pickups are a pair of hot humbuckers which really help your tone shine through this solidbody electric guitar. They are powerful and energetic pickups which have incredible sustain and a lot of bite that can add definition to your sound. The pickups are wax-potted to completely reduce any possible feedback and both pickups allow you to play anything from bright, clean tones to crunchy rock.
Four control knobs sit to the lower bout of the guitar for volume and tone, and a three-way pickup switch allows you to adjust your sound to suit your playing needs.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The Les Paul Axcess Standard is fitted with a Floyd Rose tremolo bridge and tailpiece with an R4 locking nut which allow you to experiment with a huge range of pitch and tone whether making dives or bends.
The headstock of the Axcess is fitted with Kluson tuners which have traditionally been used on Gibson Les Paul models (among many others) over the years since the 1950s, thus giving this guitar a vintage look.
The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard is a breathtaking model which brings together a partnership of traditional features and modern upgrades to bring the Les Paul guitar right up to scratch in our present day. To keep the Axcess protected and in as good as new condition, Gibson supply a hardshell case and also include a certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Les Paul Axcess Standard Top Material Carved maple Body Material Solid Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickups 496R and 498T Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Kluson Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Neck Profile Rounded profile No. of Frets 22 Bridge Tune-o-matic and traditional stoptail Controls Two volume, two tone Pickup Switching 3 way
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