Gibson Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd:
The 2016 Gibson Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd screams black-tie elegance, style & grace with it’s classic Nitrocellulose gloss Ebony black finish, Les Paul Custom appointments & Gold hardware.
Modern features, amazing tones & a Floyd Rose Tremolo make this beauty a valuable work horse tool as well as the Cadillac of the Gibson Les Paul family. This Black Beauty Axcess is no exception!
The Gibson Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd from Gibson Custom combines the modern playability, extraordinary tone & light weight of Gibson’s popular Les Paul Axcess but dressed in black-tie style inspired by the iconic Les Paul Custom.
Packed with modernized playability and tone features, the Les Paul Axcess Custom shines & serves those who value comfort, speed, and a slightly more aggressive version of Gibson’s signature humbucker tone. Players from Alex Lifeson of Rush, Tommy Shaw of Styx and Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon rely on the Axcess as an everyday player.
The Gibson Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd features a one-piece mahogany neck, carved maple top and solid mahogany body that produce warm, rich tones. The unique Les Paul Axcess neck carve with a Richlite fretboard & pearl block inlays gives the Les Paul Custom Axcess a nice bright attack and coupled with the 496R & 498T Gibson humbuckers, it delivers scorching lead tones & warm robust cleans that made the Les Paul Custom famous.
Coupled with the 498T and the 496R pickups is custom wiring which offers you the ability to split both pickups separately by pulling up on either tone knob. This feature allows you to blend single coil tones with humbucking tones for endless tonal possibilities and makes the Gibson Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd a valuable workhorse in your stable.
Axcess Heel Carve: The unique Axcess heel carve is one of the biggest differences between traditional Les Pauls & the Axcess. The traditional Les Paul is a bit restricting in the upper register due to the heel while the Axcess with it’s “heel-less” feel, allows full access to the upper register & all 22 frets with ease and totally unimpeded.
Pickups: Powerful ceramic magnets make the 496R and 498T scorching humbuckers perfect for today’s rock. The the 496R/498T combo are fully balanced and clean-up beautifully when rolling off the volume on the guitar. These Gibson humbuckers have a clarity & sparkle that sound amazing clean as well.
Belly Carve: Unique to the Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd is the belly carve. The back is carved for a super comfortable fit at the ribs for hours of exceptional comfortable play.
Body: The body is a slightly thinner/lightweight design to reduce playing fatigue while increasing overall comfort.
Vibrato System: The industry standard locking tremolo system, the Floyd Rose with locking nut is the stay-in-tune, great sounding bridge and tremolo.
Custom Appointments: The Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd possesses black-tie elegance with all of the regal Les Paul Custom trademark appointments including Pearl split-diamond headstock inlay, Multi-ply bindings, gold hardware and pearloid block inlays.
The Gibson Les Paul Custom Axcess Floyd was meticulously hand crafted at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN. It has like all Gibson custom Shop instruments produced today, been PLEK’d which insures the very best possible regarding playability!
Includes a Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity and inspection slip.