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Gibson Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess now available for purchase

Tue, Feb 8, 2011@12:32PM | comments

UPDATE - 2/10@4:06PM: Reader therockstar30 comments that the $6115.00 price tag is for the limited edition autograph models but the regular models are going for around $4000.00.

Gibson Guitars unveiled their new Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess at the 2011 Winter NAMM show last month. The guitar is now available for purchase with either a Viceroy Brown or Royal Crimson finish at Chuck Levins and other retailers for a suggested retail price of $6,115. From the specifications sheet:

Created through extensive work with Alex, this new model incorporates the Graphtech Ghost-equipped Floyd Rose licensed tremolo and newly designed output circuitry that offers unprecedented signal routing (via "Regular" output jack and/or "Life-OSound" output jack) and tonal shaping flexibility (via push/pull pots) that takes full use of the guitar's complete pickup arsenal. Available in Viceroy Brown and Royal Crimson finishes, both of which were specified and approved by the artist. ...

Alex spoke a little about the guitar in an interview from late last summer:

... I've been working with Gibson on putting together a Les Paul Axcess model, which would be an Alex Lifeson signature guitar. It'll have the Floyd Rose, the piezo pickup in the bridge and single-coil taps in the volume pots. Basically, we've taken everything you could want in a guitar and we're putting it into a really true utility instrument in a fantastic platform. ...

Thanks to Power Windows for the heads up and the specifications sheet.

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