Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top - Bengal Burst
Unlimited playability, killer tone, and a scorching flame top ensure that the Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top is a special guitar. It employs the tried-and-true rock ‘n’ roll formula — maple and mahogany — and combines it with a set of premium humbuckers to create a thick wall of aggressive, rich tone. While the Axcess Custom Figured Top’s elegant style harkens back to the late ‘50s, it has features that are rooted firmly in the 21st Century, such as a modern heel-less neck joint, Apex headstock for added strength, and a contoured, weight-relieved body. So, take a peek at this high-performance axe — you can’t deny the appeal of the Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top.
This Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top was designed to be played, and played, and played. The Gibson Custom Shop joined its smoothly carved neck joint with a belly scarf, or a ribcage contour. This way, your guitar hugs much closer to your body without that familiar, uncomfortable digging sensation. What's more, the Gibson Custom Shop gave this Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top 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 just plain rocking out.
The Axcess in the Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top 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. Rip out a legato minor hexatonic run starting on the 15th fret and you'll see what we mean. The Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top is seriously playable right up to the 22nd fret.
It just wouldn't be a Les Paul without humbuckers, and this Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top features premium tone, thanks to Gibson's 490R and 498T pickups. Naturally, these hot humbuckers really shine when pumping out the legendary fat, snarling tone that is the Les Paul's stock in trade. The pups are delightfully responsive, though — just roll back the volume, and they clean up beautifully. And for even greater tonal diversity, you can elicit chimey cleans via the push-pull coil splits on the pickup tone knobs.
Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Custom Figured Top Features:
- Resonant mahogany body supplies loads of warm sustain
- Eye-catching figured maple top adds snap and bite to your sound
- Weight-relieved, contoured body provides modern comfort
- Special neck joint for a heel-less feel
- Apex headstock for added strength
- Dual humbucking pickups give you aggressively hot high output
- Grover Keystone tuners provide excellent intonation
- Body Type: Solidbody
- Body Shape: Les Paul Axcess Custom
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings: 6
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: 2-piece Figured Maple
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Color: Bengal Burst
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Slim C
- Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Blocks
- Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Nut Material: Corian
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Tone-O-Matic Stopbar
- Tuners: Grover Kidney
- Neck Pickup: 490R Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: 498T Humbucker
- Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone (push/pull coil-split), 3-way toggle pickup switch
- Strings: Gibson 10s
- Case Included: Hardshell Case