Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard - Gun Metal Gray

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Weight-relieved Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, BurstBucker Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Tremolo - Gun Metal Gray
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Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard - Gun Metal Gray
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A True "Player's" Les Paul!

The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard takes the famous Les Paul to a new level of playability, and it's brought to you straight from the Gibson Custom Shop. The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard still sports all the same elegant styling and attitude of the late 50s-era Les Pauls, but you'll enjoy a Floyd Rose tailpiece with an R4 locking nut for serious sonic potential and stability. A special neck joint gives you that heel-less feel, while the weight-relieved, thinner body has a contoured, body-hugging carve, so you can get up close and comfortable with your Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard.

Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Gibson Custom Shop playability modifications
  • Floyd Rose tailpiece with R4 locking nut
  • Special neck joint for a heel-less feel
  • Weight-relieved, thinner, contoured body
  • Exposed-coil 496R and 498T pickups
  • Plek pro setup

Gibson Custom Shop playability modifications
The Gibson Les Paul is a rock classic - especially the beloved axes that came from the 1958-1960 golden era. This Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard boasts all the same classic body lines, styling, and attitude as those famous axes. Yet the Gibson Custom Shop gave the Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard its own modifications, all in the name of giving it the maximum in both playability and versatility.

Floyd Rose tailpiece with R4 locking nut
The most noticeable addition to the Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard is its Floyd Rose tailpiece. In the past, adding a Floyd Rose to a Les Paul could seriously compromise the guitar's stability if not perfectly installed. That's why the Gibson Custom Shop installed the Floyd Rose personally and added an R4 locking nut. Not only can you add those crazy dive-bombs and subtle vibrato tones to your playing, but you can also do so confidently - the R4 promises exceptional tuning stability, so your sound goes right back to pitch.

Special neck joint for a heel-less feel
The Axcess in the Les Paul Axcess Standard comes from its slight structural alteration - you get even easier access to those upper frets, thanks to the way the neck heel and portions of the back and neck joint have been contoured. As you run your hand up the neck, you'll get that heel-less feel right up to the 22nd fret. Playing lead? It's no problem with the Les Paul Axcess Standard.

Weight-relieved, thinner, contoured body
This Les Paul Axcess Standard was designed to be played - and played, and played some more. The Gibson Custom Shop joined its smoothly carved neck joint with a belly scarf, or a ribcage contour. This way, the guitar hugs much closer to your own body without digging in uncomfortably. What's more, they gave it a slightly thinner body, comprising weight-relieved mahogany with a carved maple top, so the instrument feels refreshingly light whether you're standing, sitting, or playing all night long.

Exposed-coil 496R and 498T pickups
It just wouldn't be a Les Paul without those humbuckers. The Les Paul Axcess Standard features Gibson Custom Shop-style premium tone, thanks to its exposed-coil 496R and 498T pickups. These humbuckers pump out everything from fat growl to warmer vocal tones. Plus, a push-pull switch on the treble tone knob lets you coil split for even more tonal diversity.

Plek pro setup
The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard receives state-of-the-art treatment using Gibson's new Plek machines. The system mechanically dresses each guitar under true playing conditions, identifying what the instrument needs to achieve flawless fretwork. You can be sure this axe is buzz-free and has spot-on intonation, so it's a dream to play from the moment it touches your hands.

Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar Features:
  • Gun metal gray finish
  • Carved maple top
  • Weight-relieved mahogany back with belly scarf
  • Single-ply cream binding on top
  • Chrome hardware
  • Floyd Rose tremolo tailpiece
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • Rounded neck profile with contoured heel cut
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Floyd Rose locking nut
  • Kluson tuners
  • 496R and 498T humbucking pickups
  • 2 volume controls and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • Vintage .010 strings
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity
  • Includes Custom Shop Case
The Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard is a real player's guitar with serious tone and serious playing enhancements!

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