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.

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)

Made inChina
SeriesArtist Collection
Left-Handed VersionNo
TopCarved Maple with AAA Flame Maple veneer
TypeSolid Body
Body MaterialMahogany
BridgeGraph Tech Ghost Tremolo
Neck JointSet
TunersEpiphone Deluxe with Keystone buttons
FretboardIndian Laurel
Neck MaterialMahogany
Scale Size24.75″
ShapeAlex Lifeson
Thickness1st Fret: 0.83” (21.1mm) – 12th Fret: 0.94” (23.9mm)
Frets22 Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Radius12″
Nut Width42.9mm (1.688”)
Switch3 Way
Pickup ModsCoil Split, Multi-Voicing
Volume Controls3
Tone Controls1
Bridge PickupEpiphone ProBucker 3 (Humbucker / Passive)
Neck PickupEpiphone 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 StyleLes Paul
Body ShapeLes Paul
Body MaterialMahogany
TopAAAA Quilt Maple Veneer
BindingMulti-ply Top & Headstock, Single-ply Fretboard
Body FinishGloss
Scale Length628.65 mm / 24.75 in
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard Radius304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count22
FretsMedium Jumbo
Nut MaterialFloyd Rose R4 Locking Nut (Gold)
Nut Width43.0 mm / 1.692 in
InlaysLarge Block
JointGlued In, Set Neck, Axcess Contour Heel
BridgeFloyd Rose 1000
Tuning MachinesGrover Rotomatic
Truss RodAdjustable
Truss Rod Cover2-ply, Short Bell with Alex Lifeson Signature
Control KnobsBlack Top Hat
Switch TipWhite
Switch WasherBlack with Gold Text
Control CoversBlack
Strap Buttons2
Mounting RingsBlack
Pickup CoversGold
Neck PickupEpiphone Ceramic Pro
Bridge PickupEpiphone Probucker 3
Controls2 Push/Pull Volume (coil-split), 1 Push/Pull Neck Tone (Up Position Phase), 1 Standard Bridge Tone
Pickup Selector3-way Toggle
Output Jack1/4″
Strings Gauge.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
CaseHardshell Case