Greg Koch: Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess • SN: AL1267

In his work with Rush from the '70s to today, Alex Lifeson has redefined the boundaries of progressive rock guitar, with playing that soars beyond the drama and the bluster to reveal truly stunning virtuosity that has been praised and admired by fans—and players—of all stripes. Created through extensive work with Alex Lifeson himself, the Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess similarly redefines the boundaries of the classic Les Paul: packed in a single remarkable instrument, this guitar carries all of the traditional tones that have made the Les Paul legendary, along with unprecedented levels of sonic and performance versatility. The Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess carries two high-output humbucking pickups with series/parallel wiring options via its push-pull volume controls, and a Floyd Rose® licensed unit that not only provides the world's most efficient vibrato system, but is also loaded with GraphTech™ Ghost® piezo bridge saddles. Access traditional Gibson magnetic humbucker tones, mix it up with fat and funky series/parallel options, tap the Ghost's® realistic acoustic tones, or blend acoustic and magnetic voices—the sky's the limit from this sonic chameleon, whose sound-shifting depths are virtually limitless. You can route it all through a traditional mono jack or use two cables to split to stereo outputs. All this, and the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess still presents that timeless Les Paul look that has remained a classic for more than 50 years.

Clean Tones: Tone King Imperial
Overdrive Tones: Friedman Smallbox 50
Leslie Cabinet Effect: Neo Instruments Ventilator

Greg Koch:

Serial Number: AL1267
Brand Gibson Custom Shop
Model Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess
Finish Color Royal Crimson
Weight 8.54 lbs
Top Wood Figured Maple
Body Wood 1-Piece Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany, Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint Scarfed in Cutaway
Neck Shape Rounded Axcess Profile
Neck Dimensions .830 1st - .970 12th
Fingerboard Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Trapezoids
Scale Length 24.75"
Width at Nut 1.687"
Nut Material R4 Locking
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups 496R (neck), 498T (bridge), Ghost Piezo (bridge saddles)
Controls 2 push/pull Volume controls (Rhythm and Treble pickups), 1 push/pull Volume control (GraphTech™ Ghost® piezo pickups), 1 Master Tone control (piezo not affected)
Hardware Nickel
Bridge Floyd Rose licensed GraphTech Ghost equipped vibrato
Tuners Vintage Style
Knobs Gold Top Hat
Case Hardshell Case

Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess • SN: AL1267