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    Help, I'm confused

    I've been away from the music/guitar scene for quite some time. I have two Music Man Axis guitars I posted on ebay. American made. Great condition. Reasonably priced. No movement at all. I see Japanese models listed for a much higher price selling. Am I missing something?
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    Like many products, the pure quality isn’t the driving factor for resale value - it’s perception.

    Case in point - I ride a Harley. It’s not the fastest, or the most powerful or the most “anything” bike... except the general crowd thinks it’s the coolest (as do I).

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    Are you selling these in the USA? Are you talking about EBMM Japan market specific models, or Japanese guitars in general?
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    Some people looking for an alternative to the EVH where the switch is in a different place, the axis is superior, but not everybody has played one so possibly shopping for the visuals rather then everything else.
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    Can you list links to the ads and maybe that will tell us something?
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    Thanks for the replies. Here's a link to one of the music man axis's I have listed per your request BUC.
    Music Man Axis | eBay

    Here's one from Japan, listed for quite a bit more. Just as comparison:
    MUSIC MAN AXIS (2327 | eBay
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    Ok, that's not just a Japanese model, that's an Axis IN Japan. Totally different market and situation, especially now that there is a lot more trouble moving guitars internationally that have rosewood on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrapp View Post
    I've been away from the music/guitar scene for quite some time. I have two Music Man Axis guitars I posted on ebay. American made. Great condition. Reasonably priced. No movement at all. I see Japanese models listed for a much higher price selling. Am I missing something?
    Yip, American guitars are ALOT more expensive outside American , would add around 25% or more to there US value.. I wonder if the rosewood exporting will add a lot more and or to what extent in the future .
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    Thanks for clarifying for me. Much appreciated!
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