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View Poll Results: Tangerine Pearl, Refinish Transparent, or Leave it Alone?

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  • Repaint Tangerine Pearl with black guard

    1 5.56%
  • Refinish the transparent finish and add black guard

    3 16.67%
  • Leave it alone but add black guard

    13 72.22%
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Thread: Incoming NGD Axis Sport Content and your opinions please.

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    Incoming NGD Axis Sport Content and your opinions please.

    Hey all,

    I just bought a used Axis Sport online today and am now counting the hours until delivery. I like my LIII so much I had to have an Axis to go with it and I couldn't pass up the price I negotiated with the seller.

    In the mean time I'd like some opinions on what to do when I get it (other than play it ). As you may be able to see in the pic it's got some wear on the body (chips on the forearm area and the lower horn) so I'm trying to decide on whether I should get it refinished or leave it alone and change the pickguard to black (I really don't like the clear one).

    Here's my thoughts on a refin. If I go this route I was thinking of changing the color to Tangerine Pearl with a black guard or possible filling in the screw holes and not using a guard at all. The original color with a black guard would be kind of Tele-like which is cool but I've always loved EBMM's Tangerine pearl and I figure this guitar is a great candidate for a paint job.

    What do you guys (and gals) think? I'm really interested in your opinions.Incoming NGD Axis Sport Content and your opinions please.-axissport-jpg

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    I'd leave it- that's pretty sweet, wear and all.

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    Congrats on the Axis. I think that you should make this thread a poll.

    1. leave it as is.
    2. repaint it tangerine pearl.
    3. refinish it in a transparent color.

    I threw option #3 in there since the body is a nice piece of wood. I vote for #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Congrats on the Axis. I think that you should make this thread a poll.

    1. leave it as is.
    2. repaint it tangerine pearl.
    3. refinish it in a transparent color.

    I threw option #3 in there since the body is a nice piece of wood. I vote for #3.
    Good idea. Can I edit this to make it a poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    I'd leave it- that's pretty sweet, wear and all.
    This^^^

    It's stunning as is... I wouldn't cover up that grain and the clear p/g is very cool. If the chips have any rough edges, I'd smooth them off and rock that beauty. Any new scars will just add to the patina.
    Why spend the time, effort and $$$ to refinish it just so that you can worry about that first scratch/dent (which WILL happen...)???

    Just my opinion. It's your guitar, do what makes you happy...
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    I do like the wood grain and don't mind some dings but the forearm one is pretty bad. If if weren't for this one I probably wouldn't touch it. Here's a close up.
    Incoming NGD Axis Sport Content and your opinions please.-axis-ding-jpg

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    I've certainly seen worse. You could always use a dab of clear nail polish to protect it and smooth it over. Looks like it's seen some solid wear, which is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCreMan View Post
    Good idea. Can I edit this to make it a poll?
    Yes, you can. Go to the thread and at the top right of the page click on: Thread Tools. Then, select "Add a poll to this thread".

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Yes, you can. Go to the thread and at the top right of the page click on: Thread Tools. Then, select "Add a poll to this thread".
    Added the poll at the top. Thanks for the help Tollie.

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    It's fantastic. I'd think about getting it repaired or refinished but it's great as is and I personally love the clear pickguard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCreMan View Post
    I do like the wood grain and don't mind some dings but the forearm one is pretty bad. If if weren't for this one I probably wouldn't touch it. Here's a close up.
    Incoming NGD Axis Sport Content and your opinions please.-axis-ding-jpg
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    I'm not crazy about the clear pickgaurd, but....... I'd leave it as is. Looks great!
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    I would add a black pickguard indeed. As for the body, i would leave it. A refinish is pretty expensive and on this kind of finish a few marks only make it look cooler. And you want have to worry about really using it and damaging it.
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    Saw the ad. Nice guitar, congratulations. I'd leave it as is.
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    The grain is so beautiful!!!
    Have it professionally stripped to natural with the clear pickguard.
    It will be stunning!

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