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Thread: Custom Teal Quilt or Purple Flame Axis PLEASE VOTE

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    Question Custom Teal Quilt or Purple Flame Axis PLEASE VOTE

    Both of these guitars are within $25.00 of each other in price but I must return one and I am humbly requesting your vote for which one you would keep and why. The Teal Quilt Axis (looks a bit more teal in better light) says it is Custom Made on the neck plate and was made in 2007 and has a much better OHSC. The Purple Flame Top Axis (looks more "grape soda" in better light) was made in 1997 and the headstock is about 40% more faded than the body of the guitar. Both guitars have minimal pick scratchings and the backs are in great shape as well. I would give a slight, slight edge to the playability of the neck of the purple Axis but both have very minimal fret wear as well. I just noticed that it looks like there is a white chip near the front pickup on the Teal Axis but it is guitar polish that I missed....oops. I love both but am faced with a dilemma!: Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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    give me the teal one and i'll give ya the $25 difference!

    keep the blue
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    Blue / Teal all the way.

    Awesome Colour and Killer top - the "Custom Made" stamp on the neck plate indicates it's a premium top (upcharge).
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    the blue is a must keep

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    Wow! You all are a really fast on the response and I appreciate the honesty.

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    That top on the teal one is amazing! I would keep that one and look for another purple at a later time.
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    I almost forgot but there is a different imprint on the MM Gotohs. The Teal says "High Stability Tremelo System" and the Purple says "Licensed Under Floyd Rose Patents." I am just curious as to why there is that difference. Hmmmm.

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    There is some interesting detail in between the pickups on the Teal/Blue Axis. Almost like a face or a flower. I have a three day window to return the Purple one and a ten day return for the Teal so I gotta move pretty quick.

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    In this case...it's not even close...the Teal wins by a landslide. That top is incredible!
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    tough choice - the blue is the nice, but the purple is certainly rare

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    Ok EVERYONE is gonna jump on me for saying this but........

    the 1997 one in a heartbeat. I think that older guitars sounds waaaay better especially when played alot. Plus i think that there is a slight edge in the way they were made. kill me now guys. but that is what i think.

    then again.. AWLAYS go for the one you think sounds better and plays better. screw the color.

    my two cents...

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    close your eyes and play them both

    keep the one that sounds better to your ears and your hands

    now from cosmetic point of view I'll keep the blue
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    Just my 2 cents: it's weird, but I'd go the 1997. Has more character, and, while the quilt on the blue one is killer, the other one looks more special to me.
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    So..........the Purple Flame has a few votes now. This is tough. I've actually been playing the last 4 hours tonight, mostly with the lights off so I can focus on the tone and I am going to let my ears reset and play more tomorrow. I've been saving up for a long, long time (more than 2 years)for an Axis and I am taking everyone's comments very seriously.

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    Teal looks amazing... keep it.

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