Dave Amato has a pretty impressive rock CV, not only is he the lead guitarist for multi-million selling rock band REO Speedwagon but he has served as a worthy sideman for the likes of Cher, Ted Nugent and Richie Sambora.
A player with an enviable collection of guitars, his preferred weapon of choice currently is the awesome Dave Amato Signature Gibson Les Paul Axcess.
With a Mahogany body, this Les Paul benefits from a lush figured Maple top for the ultimate tonewood partnership. Rich and super resonant it offers premium tone and timeless aesthetics, while the TV Yellow finish looks a million dollars and really allows the wood to breathe and the natural tone to sing through.
The Mahogany neck is topped with a crisp White Ebony fingerboard with classic Gibson Trapezoid inlays, this guitar looks every bit the real deal. White Ebony was selected to match as closely to the top as possible, it's an aesthetic choice but it definitely paid off, this guitar looks incredible! With a 24.75" scale length and 22 frets, it retains that classic Les Paul feel. With the Axcess contour neck heel, you get complete access right up the neck, it makes a real difference. The Floyd Rose tremolo bridge offers an alternative, modern vibe, perfect for todays players.
The defining feature of the Gibson Custom Amato is the single Gibson 57 Classic Plus humbucker. Slightly overwound for a vintage sound, it offers a little more juice than a normal PAF style, and with a push/pull coil split, it has an ultra-rich harmonic quality.
Complete with a signed Dave Amato backplate and COA, this is not just one for the collectors, this is a turbo charged rock machine!