Alex Lifeson Signature Guitars
Alex Lifeson is renowned as the illustrious guitarist of the legendary rock band Rush. With his intricate playstyle and pioneering musicianship, he’s become an influential figure in the world of rock music.
Known for his innovative sound and versatile technique, he has, over the decades, built a legacy marked by musical exploration and sonic richness.
Alex Lifeson Signature Guitars
Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard
When a musician of Alex Lifeson’s stature collaborates with a brand like Epiphone, the result is bound to be spectacular. The Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard is a manifestation of Alex’s vision, crafted with the precision and excellence that Epiphone is revered for. This guitar is a fusion of classic aesthetics, modern functionality, and unique features that echo Alex Lifeson’s iconic sound and style.
A Symphony in Design
The design of the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard is a harmonious blend of elegance and utility. Every detail, from its sleek contours to its smooth finish, is a reflection of Alex’s aesthetic sensibilities and his penchant for instruments that are visually appealing yet highly functional. The guitar doesn’t just stand out for its stunning looks; it’s a versatile instrument designed to deliver a wide range of tones, suitable for various music genres.
Sonic Brilliance: Crafting the Signature Sound
Alex Lifeson’s music is characterized by its intricate compositions and expansive soundscapes. The Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard is engineered to replicate the diverse tonal range and dynamic responsiveness required by his multifaceted playing style. Whether it’s the crisp highs, the resonant mids, or the robust lows, this guitar is capable of producing the rich, nuanced tones that are synonymous with Alex Lifeson’s music.
Crafting Excellence: The Build Process
Building a guitar that meets the high standards set by Alex Lifeson requires a meticulous approach to craftsmanship and attention to detail. The process involves careful selection of materials, precise shaping of the body and neck, and fine-tuning of the hardware to ensure optimal performance. It’s this commitment to quality and precision that makes the Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard a reliable companion for both studio recordings and live performances.
Versatility at its Core
This signature guitar is not just for die-hard Rush fans or progressive rock aficionados; it’s a versatile instrument that caters to a broad spectrum of musical tastes and playing styles. It’s designed to be adaptable, allowing musicians to experiment with different sounds and techniques. From mellow, melodic passages to aggressive, high-energy riffs, the guitar provides the tonal flexibility needed to explore various musical landscapes.
A Nod to Tradition: Classic Features with a Twist
The Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard pays homage to the timeless Les Paul design while incorporating modifications that reflect Alex’s preferences and requirements. These enhancements are not just about adding bells and whistles; they are thoughtfully implemented to improve playability, comfort, and sonic versatility, providing a balanced and cohesive playing experience.
The Playability Factor: A Guitarist’s Delight
Playability is a crucial aspect of any guitar, and Alex Lifeson’s signature model excels in this regard. The neck is designed to facilitate easy movement across the fretboard, allowing for fluid transitions and swift maneuverability. Whether it’s playing complex chord progressions or executing fast, intricate solos, the guitar responds with precision and ease, making it a delight for guitarists looking for an instrument that can keep up with their creativity.
An Instrument with a Soul
Every strum, every note on the Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard resonates with the spirit of Alex Lifeson’s music. It’s not just a piece of wood and metal; it’s an instrument with a soul, a medium through which musicians can express their musical ideas and emotions. It invites players to connect with the music on a deeper level, to explore the boundless possibilities of sound, and to create their unique musical narratives.
Alex Lifeson’s Vision: Beyond the Ordinary
This signature guitar is a reflection of Alex Lifeson’s visionary approach to music. It’s a tool for musical expression, designed to inspire creativity and push the boundaries of what a guitar can achieve. It’s about breaking free from conventions and exploring new sonic territories. It’s about discovering one’s musical identity and contributing to the ever-evolving tapestry of sound that defines our musical world.
A Legacy Etched in Strings
The Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard is more than just a signature guitar; it’s a piece of musical history, a tribute to a musician whose work has inspired generations of artists. It embodies the essence of Alex Lifeson’s musical journey, his relentless pursuit of sonic excellence, and his dedication to the craft of music-making. It’s a testament to the transformative power of music, and a reminder of the endless possibilities that lie within six strings. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a budding guitarist, this signature model offers a gateway to a world of musical exploration, inviting you to experience the joy of creating music and the thrill of sonic adventure.
Table: Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard (2021)
|Top||Carved Maple with AAA Flame Maple veneer|
|Bridge||Graph Tech Ghost Tremolo|
|Tuners||Epiphone Deluxe with Keystone buttons|
|Thickness||1st Fret: 0.83” (21.1mm) – 12th Fret: 0.94” (23.9mm)|
|Frets||22 Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Width||42.9mm (1.688”)|
|Pickup Mods||Coil Split, Multi-Voicing|
|Bridge Pickup||Epiphone ProBucker 3 (Humbucker / Passive)|
|Neck Pickup||Epiphone Ceramic Pro (Humbucker / Passive)|
Alex Lifeson Les Paul Custom Axcess
An Exquisite Les Paul Custom, Crafted in Partnership with the Icon of Progressive Rock.
Alex Lifeson, through his prolific contributions to Rush over several decades, has extended the realm of progressive rock guitar, producing playing that transcends flamboyance and spectacle to showcase genuine, breathtaking virtuosity admired and revered by fans and musicians alike.
The result of detailed collaboration between Alex Lifeson and Gibson™, the Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul™ Custom Axcess brings a fresh approach to the iconic Les Paul, offering an accessible and versatile instrument. This guitar encapsulates all the renowned tones that have made the Les Paul a legend, coupled with unprecedented levels of sonic versatility and playing dexterity. The Alex Lifeson Les Paul Custom Axcess is armed with robust Epiphone Ceramic Pro™ neck and ProBucker™ 3 bridge pickups, each with a push/pull coil splitting feature on the volume controls, and it sports a Floyd Rose® 1000 Series tremolo, recognized as the most effective vibrato in the world.
Beyond its versatile sonic architecture, the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Custom Axcess maintains the enduring, iconic look of the Les Paul, a style that has been a staple for over six decades. It also comes with a protective hardshell case.
Table: Alex Lifeson Les Paul Custom Axcess (2023)
|Body Style||Les Paul|
|Body Shape||Les Paul|
|Top||AAAA Quilt Maple Veneer|
|Binding||Multi-ply Top & Headstock, Single-ply Fretboard|
|Scale Length||628.65 mm / 24.75 in|
|Fingerboard Radius||304.8 mm / 12 in|
|Nut Material||Floyd Rose R4 Locking Nut (Gold)|
|Nut Width||43.0 mm / 1.692 in|
|Joint||Glued In, Set Neck, Axcess Contour Heel|
|Bridge||Floyd Rose 1000|
|Tuning Machines||Grover Rotomatic|
|Truss Rod Cover||2-ply, Short Bell with Alex Lifeson Signature|
|Control Knobs||Black Top Hat|
|Switch Washer||Black with Gold Text|
|Neck Pickup||Epiphone Ceramic Pro|
|Bridge Pickup||Epiphone Probucker 3|
|Controls||2 Push/Pull Volume (coil-split), 1 Push/Pull Neck Tone (Up Position Phase), 1 Standard Bridge Tone|
|Pickup Selector||3-way Toggle|
|Strings Gauge||.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046|