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Gibson announces world premiere of new Custom Shop Dave Amato Les Paul Axcess Standard

Gibson Custom Shop instruments celebrate Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.

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Gibson Custom Shop, the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence, proudly presents the new Dave Amato Les Paul Axcess Standard. Gibson Custom Shop instruments celebrate Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail. The Dave Amato Les Paul Axcess Standard is the ultimate mash-up of vintage Gibson aesthetics and modern player features and is available worldwide at Authorized Gibson Dealers. For more information, visit: www.gibson.com.

AMATO has played Les Paul guitars on stage for the last four decades, but lately he has been forced to choose between his two favorites--a '59 Reissue and a Les Paul Axcess. So began a collaboration between AMATO and the experts at Gibson Custom Shop to develop Dave's "perfect" Les Paul. The result is a beautiful and versatile Les Paul Axcess guitar unlike anything else available. AMATO requested a figured top with a"Boston Sunset Fade" finish (inspired by his home town), a unique White Ebony fingerboard, an extra-chunky neck profile, a Floyd Rose tremolo and two '57 Classic Plus humbuckers. AMATO also wanted the latest Axcess construction elements including a swept neck heel, revised back contours and an Apex headstock carve which naturally strengthens the neck. It is now AMATO’s main guitar on tour and in the studio, representing only the best of his favorite specs.

“When I start playing my new Les Paul on stage, I’m smiling, the guitar is conducting my energy to the crowd,” says AMATO. “The playability is incredible. With the Floyd Rose tremolo bridge, you can do dive bombs and it stays in perfect tune, playing it live with its ’57 Classic Plus pick-ups through my amps sounds amazing and they have a clear tone and can get really beefy at the same time. The white ebony neck plays like butter, it’s spectacular, everyone loves the look and sound of this guitar. Phillip Whorton (Gibson Custom Shop) and I hand-picked the Boston Sunset Fade color. I’ve always loved theFlametop Les Paul and I have always wanted my own. This experience with Gibson was just phenomenal and super easy, it was a pleasure and fun to work with the Gibson Custom Shop team.”

Watch and share the clip as Dave Amato talks about his music history and plays his new‘Les Paul Axcess Standard’: Here.

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Above, the Gibson Custom Shop Dave Amato Les Paul Axcess Standard.

Catch DAVE AMATO on tour with REO Speedwagon in select U.S. cities at:http://reospeedwagon.com/tour.

For more information on DAVE AMATO, visit:

DAVEAMATO.COM  | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

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About Gibson:

Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brandsportfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger andGibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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