The last of the Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Standard Axcess in Viceroy Brown has arrived! Get one while you can. If ever there were a Les Paul with TOO many features, this would be it! A Graph Tech Floyd Rose Style Bridge loaded with Piezo Saddles provides authentic acoustic guitar tones! A pair of humbuckers provide a bevy of classic Les Paul tones, as well. A more affordable version than the Gibson from years ago, this is a guitar that many have been clamoring for!
Designed in conjunction with Gibson originally, the Axcess Les Paul has gone on to be a much sought-after model thanks to its unique combination of features. A Floyd Rose Style tremolo is fairly uncommon in the Gibson realm. So if you need the gymnastic capabilities of a floating, locking tremolo on a Les Paul, look no further! This bridge is from Graph Tech and features their Ghost Saddles. Essentially, its a Piezo Loaded Floyd Rose Style Tremolo.
A pair of Epiphone Humbuckers come in the Alex Lifeson, one Ceramic Pro in the neck position, and a ProBucker 3 in the bridge. This is a nice pickup combo with a surprising amount of versatility. Each pickup has a volume and tone control while the 3-way pickup switch grants you access alone or in tandem.
One thing that will most likely shock you is how physically comfortable this guitar is. Two big changes were made to the Axcess, in fact, one of those changes is where the name "Axcess" comes from. The neck block has been smoothed out so there is no large block that hinders high fret access, whatsoever! FINALLY! Also, the body has a tummy cut, or as they called it, a Comfort Carve Belly Scarf. Basically, where the guitar sits against your ribs has had the wood contoured to hug its player. Much like a Stratocaster, this contour helps make the guitar feel like an extension of oneself.
From Epiphone.com A Stunningly Versatile Les Paul Made in Collaboration With the Rush Legend! In his work with Rush, Alex Lifeson has redefined the boundaries of progressive rock guitar, with playing that 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. Created through extensive work with Alex Lifeson and Gibson™, Epiphone's Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard similarly redefines the boundaries of the classic Les Paul™ in an accessible package. This guitar carries all of the traditional tones that have made the Les Paul legendary, along with unprecedented levels of sonic and performance versatility. The Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard carries powerful Epiphone Ceramic Pro neck and ProBucker 3 bridge pickups with coil-splitting options via their push-pull volume controls and a Graph Tech Ghost Floyd Rose system that not only provides the world's most efficient vibrato but is also loaded with Ghost piezo bridge saddles. Access traditional magnetic humbucker tones, mix it up with coil-split options, tap the Ghost's realistic acoustic tones, or blend acoustic and magnetic voices — the sky's the limit from this sonic chameleon, whose sound-shifting depths are virtually limitless. You can route it all through a traditional mono jack or use two cables for individual magnetic and piezo outputs. All this and the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard still presents that timeless Les Paul look that has remained a classic for more than 60 years. An EpiLite™ case is also included.
Already discontinued, we waited for these Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Standard Axcess in Viceroy Brown for a year, literally to the day! Act fast as once they are gone, you'll be paying double on Reverb.com!