Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rhino sensibility

Another Les Paul from the Gibson Custom Shop offering & it sure looks like something we've seen before. But I'm not an absolute hater. I acknowledge reprieve & attribute the minds behind it. The LP you see here is the Axcess Rhino.

Never mind the all access neck heel & belly cut, this model features neck reinforcements. As indicated in the pic above, the manufacturer double voluted the neck (it's the Apex design, so it's called) for reinforcements. We know how the LP is notorious for its weak headstock design. Where other manufacturers have ventured further, it seems that Gibson had decided to stay put. Not this time, though & we really appreciate the consideration.

However, despite this forward thinking implementation, the Custom range is still scourged by a richlite fretboard material- what a deal breaker.

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