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Thread: Tell me about the GC Exclusive Sterling AX40 Trans Purple/Magenta/Pink

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    Tell me about the GC Exclusive Sterling AX40 Trans Purple/Magenta/Pink

    I have the opportunity to trade a Gretsch Electromatic ProJet for one of the AX40's in the "pink" (trans purple/magenta) colors that was the limited run. The previous owner has installed a ToneZone and Air Norton and filed the Floyd knife edge just a bit to increase stability -

    Here's the questions...

    how the quaity of the AX40 over all and has anyone put the aforementioned pickups in?

    ive had the gretsch for about 5 years and have played it just about as many times... doesn't see the light of day with my SBMM and EBMM days... so trading it/selling it is a no brainer for me... just thoughts on this particular run. is it a workhorse? or sell it and get another SBMM...
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    We bought that exact model at a clearance price some years ago. Love the 'pink' finish. It gets played some, but not a lot in our house.
    Left it stock and it's a very solid performer as is.... great little guitar! Better quality than most other guitars costing twice as much, naturally...
    I suppose if you played it more often and had particular needs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    We bought that exact model at a clearance price some years ago. Love the 'pink' finish. It gets played some, but not a lot in our house.
    Left it stock and it's a very solid performer as is.... great little guitar! Better quality than most other guitars costing twice as much, naturally...
    I suppose if you played it more often and had particular needs....
    I'm clearing out the house so to speak of anything not EBMM or SBMM... when i love a company i'm ALL IN... i can't stand the guitar i've got that is going out as trade... i like the "pink" and thinking with the upgraded pickups it'll really be a solid guitar.
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    SG26016 AX40D
    SGXXXX AX30D

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    I guess that's like a fuscia or hot pink, right? Not like the regular Axis in pink?
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    If you hate the Gretsch, I'd say go for it. What have you got to lose? One of those pink AX40s popped up used on GC a month or so ago, and I thought hard about it. Couldn't justify spending the money just to get the interesting color since I already have an Axis and an ASS, but it was tempting.
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    The GC exclusive AX40NB-TP (it's official model designation) was indeed a limited run instrument.

    Stock pickups were our SBMM design humbuckers based on the MM DiMarzio "Axis" pickups. The Tone Zone and Air Norton are a fantastic upgrade to that guitar, especially if the price is right!

    Anything else you need to know about it, just ask!
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