Ernie Ball/Music Man Axis Sport

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Ernie Ball/Music Man

Description Check out: http://www.ernieball.com/musicman/guitars/axis_sport/index.html
Posted By Leslie Miller (59)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 8/5/2000, Leslie Miller (59) posted:
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I love this guitar. I looked at all kinds of other guitars- from about $600 and up. I really wanted a '59 Les Paul custom, but, well, I am not rich. I play a lot of fast music, and the frets could be better for that, but the only other guitars I found with a faster neck were overall much more cheaply made. Be aware that the body shape has a big rouded hump right where your pick arm rests--that can get annoying, so play the hell out of it before you buy it. Also, be careful of the locking tuners--if they are not TIGHTLY brought down, they will back off and detune you.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $1450.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Local music store
Features:
Made in San Luis Obispo,CA. US. It has an ash body with a maple neck/fretboard (25 1/2" scale), Schaller M6-IND locking tuners, 5 bolt neck w/ truss rod, 5-way lever position switch, 2 custom DiMarzio humbucking pickups. If you wanna see pics and get more info: http://www.ernieball.com/musicman/guitars/axis_sport/index.html
Playability:
The frets are high profile, so it is not a super-fast guitar, although you can get fairly low action. The finish on the back of the neck feels a bit odd at first--almost sticky. The one really great thing about this guitar is that it really is quality--it tunes up easily and stays that way.
Sound Quality:
Hell, I have a Crate digital amp and numerous additional effects. Totally clean through a clean channel with the clean amp selected, it sounds warm and bright. With the right effects and amp, you can get just about any tone from this guitar.
Durability:
This axe is solid. It never goes out of tune when things are set up right. It comes perfectly set up from the factory. Humidity has little effect on it; neither do bumps. I can't tell how well it will hold up in the future, but I know I have not ever had an electric with which I have had so few problems.