Gibson have a huge team of expert luthiers on board at their Custom Shop, and you can see the fruits of their most recent efforts in the Modern Les Paul Axcess Custom. Constructed from high quality woods and materials to improve comfort and the overall playing feel, the Modern Les Paul Axcess Custom has been redesigned to appeal to the masses. Plus, the ebony finish of this model is complemented beautifully by gold hardware.
As with many Les Paul guitars before now, the Modern Les Paul Axcess Custom features the conventional partnership of maple and mahogany. Two pieces of maple are used for the body top for a crisp, clear tone. Paired with the maple top is a solid mahogany body which features weight relief for a more lightweight feel, reducing fatigue when you play. There is also a comfort-carve belly scarf for improved playability and performance, while the redesigned back contours feel more comfortable than ever. Multi-ply white binding complements the ebony body finish.
Fast-playing Axcess neck profile
The Modern Les Paul Axcess Custom is firmly fitted with a 24.75-inch scale length solid mahogany neck. Access to the higher frets is facilitated by the quintessential single cutaway in the body. The neck is shaped to the Axcess profile for an optimal playing feel that is ideal for faster playing styles. The neck is topped with 22 medium-jumbo frets on a richlite fingerboard which offers a sumptuous playing surface beneath your fingertips. Block pearloid inlays decorate the frets guiding each note or chord transition. The neck features rolled binding over the frets for an enhanced feel in the hand.
496R and 498T Humbuckers
Blistering, vivid humbucker tones can be achieved by means of the 496R and 498T pickups. These pickups are known for their incredibly hot tone from the neck and bridge positions offering a powerful responsive voice. Each of the pickups are powered by Alnico magnets which adds to their beefy output. Whether you're playing potent leads or thick rhythm, the Modern Les Paul Axcess Custom will duly respond.
Hardware and Finish
The Modern Les Paul Axcess Custom is home to gold LP Custom tuning keys, which ensure the tuning stability is maintained dutifully throughout the most gruelling of performances. At the top of the fingerboard you'll find the Floyd Rose locking nut, which works in partnership with the Floyd Rose tremolo to afford exceptionally smooth vibrato control. Whether you're diving into oblivion, or wailing your heart out, the bridge slips your strings back into position, ready to go again and again.
Keeping your new axe protected at home or on the go is easy, thanks to the black Custom Shop hardshell case provided by Gibson.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Custom Shop Modern Les Paul Axcess GH FR Guitar Top Material 2-piece Maple Body Material Solid Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Les Paul Axcess Fingerboard Material Richlite No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Position Inlays Pearloid Block Active/Passive Passive Tuners LP Custom Pickups Neck: 496R Bridge: 498T Controls Neck Volume
Finish Alpine White Included Accessories Gibson Custom Shop Hard Case; Black
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