Alex Lifeson Gibson Les Paul Axcess

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$2950 SHIPPED (regular paypal add 3%) Price is FIRM and no trades.


I had this up for several hours a few days ago but quickly took it down. I really didn't want to sell it and thought I had found the money I needed elsewhere but.... the home renovation is just seemingly endless so I need to put this up again.

This is a MINT condition and hardly played Gibson Les Paul Alex Lifeson Axcess. I have played it about half a dozen times and the strings it came with have plenty of life left on them :aok The only blemish is a pinhead sized ding on the top of the headstock (see pic below) that does not break the paint. The guitar came like that when I bought it from Guitar Center.

Guitar details:
Two-piece top carved from beautifully figured maple, and joined to a solid, one-piece mahogany back. This classic combination presents all the depth and richness married to lively snap and bite that Les Pauls have been known for six decades.

A quarter-sawn mahogany neck is joined to the body with a glued-in long-tenon joint, and topped with a traditional rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and pearloid trapezoid inlays, just the way it's been done since 1952. Kluson-style tuners with pearloid keystone buttons add to the vintage vibe at the headstock end, but down south the electronics and hardware take this guitar into another millennium.

Recognized as the most efficient and effective vibrato system available, the Floyd Rose® licensed vibrato on this tone machine doesn't stop at smooth wobbles and soaring divebombs with unparalleled in-tune performance, but adds the boundless potential of GraphTech™ Ghost® bridge saddles, too. Comprised of six independent piezo pickups loaded into the bridge saddles, the Ghost® equips the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess for astoundingly realistic plugged-in acoustic guitar tones.

Controlled by its own push/pull volume control (which acts as a kill switch when pulled up), the GraphTech™ Ghost® can be played independently, or blended with the guitar's potent traditional magnetic humbucking pickups—and what a set of pickups they are! Mixing a ceramic-magnet 496R in the neck position with a hot-Alnico 498T in the bridge, this set conjures up an astounding array of vintage and contemporary tones, and ups the ante considerably with series/parallel switching accessed via the guitar's push-pull volume pots. From smooth and creamy to snarling and aggressive, with plenty of sweet and mellow in between, it's all right here in the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess.

Blend it all through the guitar's traditional mono output jack labeled "Regular", or route the magnetic and acoustic tones independently using the "Regular" and "Life-O-Sound" output jacks together, and the possibilities for your soundscapes are endless. Wrap it in Gibson's legendary thin hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish for added resonance and top-class looks, and the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess is a guitar with more potential than practically any instrument on the planet—a fitting tribute to an artist of truly unbounded talent.

Each guitar comes protected in a Gibson Custom hardshell case, includes a Certificate of Authenticity and full owners and adjustment literature, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.


Here is a link to the picture of each piece of hardware and electronics that make this guitar so special. Hands down the most versatile guitar I've ever owned and hopefully I can buy this back from whomever buys it from me.

Lifeson Hardware pics and details

Ding is top of the headstock above and to the right of the N in Gibson. Only way I could capture it was outdoor light. You wouldn't know it's even there when indoors.
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Comes with Signed Case, all the case candy, warranty, etc...
 

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Price drop to $2899 shipped.

More pictures by request:

Indoor no flash:
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Someone wanted to see the grain:
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The certificate:
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The back contours are incredibly comfortable. The heel at the base of the neck makes the higher registers a joy to play.
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Got a local guy via craigslist coming over to check it out saturday. We all know how that goes but .....
 

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