Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard with Floyd Rose - Iced Tea
Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard with Floyd Rose - Iced Tea

Les Paul Axcess Standard with Floyd Rose - Iced Tea, Chitarra Corpo tipo Les Paul from Gibson in the Custom Shop Les Paul series.

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heads on fire 30/01/2012

Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard with Floyd Rose - Iced Tea : Recensione di heads on fire (content in English)

"Way too pricey for what it is."

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Finish: Gun Metal Gray
Carved Maple Top
Weight relieved mahogany back w/belly scarf
Single-ply Cream Binding on top
Chrome Hardware
Floyd Rose tremolo tailpiece
1-piece mahogany neck
22-fret rosewood fingerboard
Pearloid trapezoid inlays
Rounded neck profile w/contoured heel cut
24 3/4" scale length, 1 11/16" nut width
Floyd Rose Locking nut
Kluson Tuners
496R and 498T humbucking pickups
2 Volume, 2 Tone (treble tone/push-pull coil split)
3-way selector switch
Vintage .010 strings
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Includes Custom Care Kit
Includes Custom Shop Case


It's about time! Gibson should have released this guitar years ago - the Floyd loving crowd is not a huge crowd, but they are fiercely loyal to their tremolo system of choice. That being said, it was only logical to put this trem onto a nice Les Paul, to get the best in virtuosity, tone, and styling. The guitar plays very well - it's a high end Gibson, so the necks are very comfortable, and the fretwork is impeccable. The Floyd works like a dream, with dive bombs, screaming up-pulls, all while remaining in tune. The pickups are very nice as well, as is the fit, finish, and overall craftsmanship.


This Les Paul gets some serious tones. From rock, metal, jazz, country, rockabilly, alternative, indie...anything one can thing of, this guitar can definitely make happen, and convincingly. The guitar gets great sustain capabilities, and acoustically it feels very resonant.


So why am I rating this super-nice guitar that I've just highly praised a mere 7? PRICE. Gibson is asking a full $3500 street price on this. To be blunt, that's extremely arrogant on their part - it's as if they are charging a full 50% of the value of the guitar just for having the Gibson NAME on it. If this was a $2000, this would be an incredible value, and I'd be giving it all 10s. But, at the price higher than most people pay for a first car, I'd pass.