An amazingly well-spec'd $899 Epiphone version of Alex Lifeson's Les Paul Axcess Standard has arrived

Alex Lifeson with his new Epiphone Les Paul Axcess Standard
(Image credit: Epiphone)

Epiphone has unveiled a new, lower-cost version of Alex Lifeson's signature Les Paul Axcess Standard electric guitar.

Based on the Rush guitar legend's signature Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard – first introduced in 2011 – the new Epiphone Les Paul features a mahogany body with a AAA flame maple veneer, a considerable belly carve and a sculpted Axcess heel. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.