Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar


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The Les Paul Axcess Standard is more than just “different.”

The Les Paul Axcess Standard is the result of Gibson Custom’s drive to build the best Les Paul Standard possible, while staying true to the design and performance of the iconic Les Pauls of the past. The Les Paul Axcess Standard from Gibson Custom carries all the elegant styling, fluid body lines and rocking attitude of a classic Les Paul Standard from the golden era of the late 1950s. Upon closer examination, however, the Les Paul Axcess reveals a handful of upgrades — all modifications made in the name of maximum playability and versatility.

Encounter the clever structural alteration that gives this new model its name by taking the instrument in your hands and running your fingers up the neck. The Axcess sports what looks from the front to be a traditional Les Paul neck joint, yet the neck heel and portions of the back and neck joint at the upper cutaway have been contoured to provide a “heelless” 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 gives you that legendary Les Paul playability all the way up the neck, welcoming you to take it right over the top. The one-piece, 24 3/4" scale length, mahogany neck features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays.

To further enhance playing comfort, this smoothly carved neck joint is combined with a “belly scarf” (aka 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 Les Paul Axcess’s slightly thinner body, made from weight-relieved mahogany with a carved maple top and you’ve got an instrument that is refreshingly light, and a pure joy to play either strapped on, or in a seated position.

The most noticeable addition is the Floyd Rose tailpiece, a unit optimized for anything from subtle vibrato wobbles to dramatic, rumbling divebombs. On the Les Paul Axcess Standard the vibrato is installed right at Gibson Custom as part of the manufacturing process, which means this potent piece of high-performance hardware interacts seamlessly with the design of the guitar. Partnered with an R4 locking nut, it also guarantees outstanding tuning stability and return-to-pitch accuracy.

Beyond all these significant considerations for playing feel, the Axcess is also geared toward optimum tone, as you’d expect from any Gibson Custom creation. Exposed-coil super hot 496R and 498T pickups in the neck and bridge positions yield numerous tonal opportunities including ultra crunch and driving singing leads, warm and fluid vocal tones, and fat, sweet growls, while an added push/pull switch on both the treble and rhythm Tone knob provides series parallel coil splitting for accurate single-coil tones without the hum and provides numerous tonal combinations.

These unique tonal combinations excel at delivering everything from singing classic rock lead tones to contemporary crunch to extremes of twang and jangle. Even the pure-nickel wound .10-.46 Gibson Vintage Strings it ships with contribute toward its rich, textured voice. Each instrument also comes with a Gibson Custom hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.

Order your Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard from Sam Ash direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
Other Features Push/pull switch on the treble Tone knob provides coil splitting for accurate single-coil tones
Model Les Paul Axcess Standard w/ Floyd Rose


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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


This is a great guitar

By Juice

from Chicago

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  • Cheaper Korean Floyd Rose

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  • Rock

Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for over a year. Once you realize that this is not like a hard tail bridge guitar, it becomes obvious this is a spectacular instrument. Very easy to play, which is the number one reason I bought it. IMHO, it plays better than any hard tail LP. Due to the thinner body and cut aways, along with the low profile Floyd Bridge, you can really "dig in" and get close to the body for intense and serious playing. It's like you become one with the instrument. It looks gorgeous. My band mates always comment on the flame maple top and how beautiful it is in the lights. It has almost as good a tone as the best LP Standards out there. It is still my favorite guitar to play and I am proud of her, but you just have to realize it's a different instrument due to the Floyd. It is worth the money since you get all the high craftsmanship, tone and beauty of a les paul standard, with the versatility of a Floyd. The custom shop had to do a lot of work to make this happen. Don't believe the nay sayers, they're either jealous or didn't realize what they were getting themselves into when they bought this guitar. If you don't know how to use and set up a Floyd Rose, don't bother to complain or critique this guitar! I bet anyone of those who gave this LP low marks don't normally play Floyd Rose equipped guitars. But, some of the greatest guitarists in history use Floyd Rose: Van Halen, Steve Vai, Brad Gilbert. Don't tell me they don't know that the Floyd Rose is one of the best tremolo systems ever built. That confirms everything I say here.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Yes I would recommend it

By Hammer

from Florida

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Yes, I would recommend it to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Tone

By StudioBill

from Detroit, Mi

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  • Stays in tune well


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      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar:

      I own this guitar but the color is Fire Tiger. Stays in tune very well. Plays awesome. Great tone and well balanced. Sounds best thru a tube amp.

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


      a disapointment

      By RDC

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar:

      craftsmanship on this was poor...
      finish flaws, misaligned binding, locking nut crooked, trem off center, case latches loose, etc. ...etc.
      returned mine for a PRS Custom 24

      (1 of 44 customers found this review helpful)


      you cant even rate this gutiar it sucks

      By preston

      from san jose ca



        • Terrible

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        • Non

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