Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard with Floyd Rose - Iced Tea
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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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Hatsubai 14/08/2011

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

"Floyd equipped LP"
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This guitar has some improvements or downgrades, depending on what camp you're in. Personally, I'm a big floyd rose user, so this guitar is a huge upgrade in my eyes. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, pickguard, binding, floyd rose bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

The biggest thing you notice right away is that the floyd on this makes the guitar feel a good bit different than the other Les Pauls you may be used to. On top of that, you have some really sick upper fret access with this thing. The guitar was put together nicely, and that's a good thing for Gibson as their QC has been a bit iffy at times. The guitar had a properly cut nut, and as everyone knows, that's rule #1 for staying in tune. The frets were nicely leveled, the nubs were done correctly and they weren't sharp at all. I was able to get some pretty low action on this guitar despite it having a 12'' radius.

SOUNDS

The guitar does sound a little different due to the floyd that's installed on this, so keep that in mind if you're going to buy one. The guitar sounded pretty good stock. I'm not a huge fan of the Gibson pickups that come in this thing, so keep that in mind. The bridge is high output ceramic pickup, sounds thick and gives that standard Les Paul kind of vibe. The neck is a bit too bright for my liking, but it does the job. I like adding a JB/59 combo in these guitars. It's a bit cliché, but the combo really works well. With the JB in the bridge, you get that high output kind of vibe that really pushes the front end. The 59 in the neck is super fat and smooth. It allows for crazy legato while still remaining clear.

OVERALL OPINION

If you're a fan of floyd rose guitars but always wanted a Les Paul, you definitely want to check this out. However, it costs quite a bit, so be prepared to shell out some cash if you plan on getting one, even if you buy used. Try to search forums and get the best deal on these.