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    NGD: My new (to me) axis bfr

    Hey guys I popped into GC last week and found this in their used gear room.

    Never played an EBMM product before and was totally floored by the neck, finish, and playability.

    TBH I've never been a fan of this body shape even when EVH introduced it. I always thought it would be heavy on the rear, but it's really comfortable to play.

    Anyway I left the store without buying it and didn't think about it the rest of the day. Woke up at 430 Saturday morning with this guitar in my head. I suddenly had to have it. Laid in bed for 2 hours trying to figure what guitars I'd have to sell to make this work.

    Made it back to GC and with little negotiating and permission from the wife, I bought it.

    Reached out to EB customer service found out its Bahama Blue, born in Feb 2013 and sent to Wilcutt in Lexington. Correct to describe it as a burst?

    I'm totally new to EB and have looked through the forums here whenever I'm not playing it, trying to learn more about this thing.



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    Gorgeous! Welcome to the forum!
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    Nice find, welcome to the forum,
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    Congratulations and happy playing!! =)

    How nice that you got one the bears the BFR inlay.

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    Big fan of the BFR logo also, great guitar.
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    Lovely guitar and I really miss my old Axis. Looks like Pacific Blue Burst in the pics there, my favourite of all EBMM colours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie M View Post
    Big fan of the BFR logo also, great guitar.
    Me too.

    Nice guitar, enjoy it.

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    Congrats and welcome! What a find!
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    Very nice, and definitely correct to describe it as a burst. Not sure what the differences between Bahama Blue and Pacific Blue Burst are, but it looks very close to my PBB in the photos. I love a quilt blue Axis. Congrats and welcome. You've got a great guitar there.
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    So you're the guy who beat me to buying this one! Congrats, sounds like it went to a good home
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    First EBMM is a BFR..... Outstanding!
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    Welcome to the forum!

    What a beautiful Axis. You really know how to make an entrance.

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    thanks for the warm welcome everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinjin View Post
    So you're the guy who beat me to buying this one! Congrats, sounds like it went to a good home
    Oh man! hate to hear that but yes she is in a good home. Almost too nice to play it but definitely too nice not to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spychocyco View Post
    Very nice, and definitely correct to describe it as a burst. Not sure what the differences between Bahama Blue and Pacific Blue Burst are, but it looks very close to my PBB in the photos. I love a quilt blue Axis. Congrats and welcome. You've got a great guitar there.
    Yes the blues are very similar Im going off the info from CS. Until I heard from them I was not suer if it was a pacific, neptune, or Bahama. But i do love it. Haven't seen too many in the BBBurst Quilt, so I'm wondering how many they might have had in this run of BFR Axis in 2013.

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