a detailed website to promote the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess. This webpage has complete specifications and tons of stunning photos. In addition, Alex discussed the guitar in an interview recently published at Gibson.com:
"We've been working on this for quite some time — a few years, really. The Axcess is a great platform, I think, because it has certain things that the traditional Les Paul doesn't. You know, the light weight, getting the vibrato arm on there, the changes that we made with the piezo pickups, the separate outputs — you know, it's a great utility guitar. I looked at it in terms of, 'What do I need? Instead of switching through 14 or 15 guitars during a show, how can I pare that down, like, where I can get everything — as much as I can — into one guitar?' And this is really what it is." - Alex Lifeson, Gibson.com, February 18, 2011
"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-O-Sound' 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." Click here for full specifications.