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http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Custom/Alex-Lifeson-Les-Paul-Axcess.aspx

 

 

Starting At $6,699

New in 2015

Essential Specifications: Designed in close collaboration with Alex Lifeson to celebrate Rush's 40th Anniversary

Traditional Humbuckers: 496R (neck) and 498T (bridge) for rich rock tones

Graphtech Ghost® piezo system: Easy-access acoustic tones

Custom Switching: Push-pull knobs for series/parallel humbucker wiring

Dual Outputs: For combined or independent magnetic/piezo outputs

Select Tonewoods: Quilted maple top and one-piece mahogany back

Ruby Red R40 Nitro Finish: Custom color for a special Anniversary guitar

Commemorative Switch Cover: Die cast "starman" R40 medallion

50 guitars signed and played by Alex Lifeson: with 7A quilt maple tops

200 guitars unsigned: featuring 5A quilt maple tops

 

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Since when did the 496R become available with AlNiCo II instead of ceramic?....................:-k

 

Pretty enough (if you like that sort of thing) and I'm sure it plays like a dream. I notice Mr. Lifeson is allowed to have nibs on his guitars....

And yes, the strings do appear to be very close to the top-rear edge of the bridge p'up ring but that's probably just an anomaly of the shooting angle.

Never have been a fan of Quilts nor Floyds but it certainly makes a change from all those '59s in a tasteful 'burst!

 

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