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    No Love for the Reflex?

    Been lurking for some time and just finished playing my Reflex when it dawned on me that you don't see many threads around here about the Reflex.

    Shame as it's such a amazing instrument.

    Thoughts?

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    I totally agree. I spent some time playing a Game Changer Reflex some months ago. Aside from the whole game changer functionality, I loved the pickups on the Reflex and the general comfort and playability were outstanding!
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    I love the versatility of my 25th. I often wonder if color/maple top option would have put the Reflex on the proverbial map. It's such a killer guitar from a practical aspect. Love it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyrules View Post
    I love the versatility of my 25th. I often wonder if color/maple top option would have put the Reflex on the proverbial map. It's such a killer guitar from a practical aspect. Love it!!!
    I love my gold top Reflex w/ matching headstock and rosewood fretboard, total class. The birdseye neck really makes it unique as I don't seem to see many with a highly figured neck.

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    To me, the Reflex is the middle aged version of the Axis: the body is similar but a little bigger and all about comfort (the arm carve), and the once muscular neck is a little thinner than it was in it's glory days.

    I agree that nice tops and colors would make the Reflex more desirable. At least to me.

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    I agree with Tollie. Loved the 25th and the Maple topped Reflexes they did for GC and am dissapointed I missed out on them... But I would go for a Axis Super Sport at this point over the reflex because of the top.
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    Despite the fact I do own a 25th with a stunning flame maple top I am not a fan of flame/quilted tops, I totally understand that asthetics play a huge part of loving/buying a guitar (I havent bought a Game Changer because I dont like black guitars!!), but I wish more people would get over it and buy a reflex, Resonant, fast slim easy to play necks, versatile pick-ups/switching, perfectly balanced and ergonomic, what is not to love.

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    The Reflex sounds and plays great, don't get me wrong. I'm just saying that going from the 25th with amazing tops to solid color reflexes with plain maple necks is a bit of a downer. I won't buy a solid color Axis either (though I thought about a black one with a pick guard)...However, with the similarity in shape I totally get why amazing tops weren't part of the reflex. You don't want people to think it's an Axis because it's a different kind of monster. I hate when I play for people and as soon as they see the Axis they ask me to play "that guy's" stuff... I can see a nice top on a reflex inspiring the same thing...

    Although a roasted maple option may change my mind on this if it happened in the future. Love the rosewood, but the AL has that covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    To me, the Reflex is the middle aged version of the Axis: the body is similar but a little bigger and all about comfort (the arm carve), and the once muscular neck is a little thinner than it was in it's glory days.

    I agree that nice tops and colors would make the Reflex more desirable. At least to me.
    I own an Axis SS, have had several Axis (never EVH), and I have a 25th. With my 25th I find the opposite in the neck - it is by far the thickest of all my EBMM guitars.
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    My only grief is the big dots on the fretboard.

    Other than that it's pure bliss.

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    stratty they are in guitar center you can buy one....

    Here is the sad fact...as with much of what we make the public doesnt like it. Its not a strat or lp or even worse a new guitar looks like it was made in jr high woodshop...
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    Love the reflex. I just don't get along with single cut guitars.
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    Ah, I see Pacific Blue Burst is available on the Reflex. That's an excellent color.

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    It's one of my favorites. I love the white with black binding configuration. So sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    To me, the Reflex is the middle aged version of the Axis
    Hah! Good one.

    I'm lucky to have a killer 25th, and I find nothing else I have touches it. It's more resonant and full than any of my other guitars.

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