Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Signature model

For this signature guitar Alex Lifeson, the guitarist of the Rush, used a particular model, the Les Paul Axcess. The main difference is the bridge, a Floyd Rose, instead of the classic Tune-o-matic. At this model he has added some original characteristics, as the Graphtech Ghost piezo bridge saddles and the dual mono outputs.

Specifications

As we have said at the beginning of the review, this Gibson model owns some classical elements of the instruments of the American company, but with the addition of some very interesting characteristics.

  • Body
  • One-Piece Solid Mahogany, with a Maple top. The 4 knobs for volume and tone are gold, while the covers of the two pickups and the binding are characterized by a cream color. By and large, the look is rather vintage.

    Like always, the look is amazing, slightly Vintage
  • Neck and other characteristics
  • Mahogany, with a rounded profile. The fingerboard, with pearloid trapezoids, provides 22 medium jumbo frets and a radius of 12 inches. The wood is the classic Rosewood. The width at the nut is 1.687mm. The tuning pegs are Vintage Kluson.

  • Bridge
  • The Floyd Rose with the level for the Vibrato
  • Pickups
  • At the neck a 496R with ceramic magnet. A 498T, with Alnico V magnet, at the bridge.

    The two humbuckers
  • Colors
  • Two possible solutions: Royal Crimson and Viceroy Brown.

    Options for the color
  • The case
  • A luxury case is necessary for a so important guitar

Series/parallel wiring option

Two separate outputs. The first, called "Regular", can be used alone or coupled with the second output, called "Life-o-sound". So, it can deliver the sound on two signals, that can be handled separately.
In addition it provides a series/parallel wiring option via the push-pull volume controls. This feature makes the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess very flexible, thanks to many different pickups combinations.

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