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Thread: B'z Tak Matsumoto's Lost Pink Axis

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    B'z Tak Matsumoto's Lost Pink Axis

    I thought I'd share this story since it involves an EBMM Axis. Tak Matsumoto of the Japan Rock group B'z had a bunch of Axis guitars that he used in the 90's and one went missing. It was a pink Axis with a custom headstock, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's an NOS EVH with a custom headstock graphic from EBMM. Turns out it was actually in storage all along. LOL

    Story here:
    B’z guitar lost for 20 years found in 10 days using social media | SoraNews24

    A look at his guitar collection and Axis here:
    B'z 30th Year Exhibition SCENES 1988-2018へ行って来た⑩超必見!!!B'z松本孝弘さん愛用のギター大特集!
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2014 - Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow (Reflex mod) - Black Cherry Burst
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst
    2017 - St. Vincent - Stealth Black

    Take a break from playin' guitar and read a webcomic: nemu*nemu!

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    Nice read - what a story
    Thanks for sharing
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    That’s crazy.


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    Very cool.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord in Tahitian Blue
    2015 Luke III - BFR - Blackburst
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - 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) with pink video game button kill switch
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless

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    Is it bad that my first thought was that my Pink Axis has a nicer top than his (IMHO)? LOL!
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2014 - Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow (Reflex mod) - Black Cherry Burst
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst
    2017 - St. Vincent - Stealth Black

    Take a break from playin' guitar and read a webcomic: nemu*nemu!

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    Definitely sounds like a " lost in the shuffle " scenario. When you've got that many guitars, and that many storage places, it can take quite a while before something is missed. Glad he got it back. Hopefully it goes back into the rotation.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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