Les Paul Axcess

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  1. prvv

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    Anybody try one yet good or bad?
     
  2. Bankston

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    I played one at a GC a couple of weeks ago and fell in love.

    I'm trying to sell a PRS and a Charvel to raise the money to buy one. The price tag is really steep at $3,500, but it IS a custom shop guitar.

    I'm not crazy about either of the available finishes, but that's just cosmetic. I love the features on it, especially the contoured heel.
     
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    I really liked the one I played. The gun metal gray finish was very sharp IMO. It was the first time I really like the feel of a FR, not sure why

    I think they're charging too much, though. I will wait for one to pop up used, or pay for a custom builder to approximate one (I have a few alternative specs that I would prefer)
     
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    Does anyone have a picture of the contoured heel? The standard heel on an LP has always been the deal breaker for me - just to awkward for my wee hand to play around comfortabley.
     
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    Man I want one of these!
     
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    Got to sit with one for a half hour the other day....I was surprised how much I liked it.

    More aggressive (to my ear) than an LP Std. or Custom - perhaps due to that big hunk of metal and springs, but great sounding coil tap switch, really liked the offset neck contour and accessible heel.

    Didn't like the price tag, but you can't have everything.
     
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    [​IMG]Took some pics at GC, here they are. I really liked the guitar in every respect. A little pricey-I'd like to see a USA model at a retail price point about a grand less.




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    How does a Les Paul with that big whammy bar sound?
     
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    These guitars are killer. Sound like a Les Paul should. Mostly;) Great fat cleans. I wasn't overly excited about the sound distorted, but I don't really like the pups that much so YMMV.
     
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    Neck size 50's or 60's?
     
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    In between (it seemed to me and as I was told by the clerk). Closer to 50s, but definitely a little sleeker. I really liked the neck
     
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    It has the new asymmetrical neck profile and plek job. I spent some quality time with this thing and have to have it. If anyone is serious about buying one, my local mom and pop shop offered me a price hundreds below what GC is asking.
    I just bought the 2008 Standard Plus and then this comes out. They're killing me!:D
     
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    I played one for just a minute at GC last weekend. I really liked:

    - the neck profile
    - the neck heel
    - the tummy cut

    I'm not a big whammy bar guy though. I'd read something over at the LPF about a hardtail option on this, which is very appealing.

    But then again, I need another guitar like I need a hole in the head!
     
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    I'm finding it hard to process anything in my mind other than you need another hole in your head. :D
     
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    How deep is the routing under the floyd? Or how many tones can you pull up?
     
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    I didn't measure how many tones, but it's definitely set up as a floating trem. My guess would be at least two whole tones on the G string.
     
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    So any new owners of one of these beasts? The Axcess is now at the top of my must have/want list.:drool
     
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    I don't own one but I spent a LOT of time with one because I almost bought it! I actually took my CR8 to GC with me to compare 'em. I love these!

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    Bought one used last October for $2500 and it's been my number one ever since.

    It's the perfect guitar for me. I don't think you sacrifice much in the way of authentic Les Paul tone for the increased playability and comfort.

    Aside from all the frakked up things Gibson has done with guitar design in the past few years, they got this one right.
     

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