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    Willcutt 50th Anniversary LTD Roasted Amber Axis

    Not sure if anyone has already seen this. Calling dibart77!

    Are those jumbo stainless frets?

    Willcutt 50th Anniversary LTD Roasted Amber Axis-g83316-4-jpg

    Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport Willcutt 50th Anni. LTD Roasted Amber (171)
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    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

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    Hmm. Although weird that they call it Amber... Amber is gold. This clearly is brown to me. Maybe Amber stain over roasted maple --> brown.



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    I wonder if it's weird lighting or a filter. This trans gold looks brown too?
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    They have 4 other anniversary Axis but they all look brownish vs amber.
    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

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    The back looks definitely amber to me, the rather brownish top comes from the roasted maple underneath.
    The description says:
    "These specially selected instruments feature african mahogany backs, roasted AAAAA quilt maple tops and a Willcutt exclusive Roasted Amber finish."

    So dibart77 is right.
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    Too much brown for me. I almost wish they'd just done a clear over the roasted quilt, though I don't know if that would have popped the grain very well. That just looks very muddy to me.
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    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
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    Hey guys,

    The color is trans amber stain over roasted maple top, the amber shows on the back over African mahogany.
    Stainless steel fret wire 0.047" x 0.104" a bit wider than standard Axis wire(0.095")but the same height

    Imagine yourself eating a Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich and the color will make sense!

    More models to come for this run
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillyD View Post
    Hey guys,
    Imagine yourself eating a Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich and the color will make sense!

    That sounds dirty. lol
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    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98)
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Valentine Satin Natural #G77122 (8/26/16)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)



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    Could be called chocolate brown.
    '97 Axis Sport Transparent Purple (HSS, Floyd)
    '11 JP6 Pearl White (Loaded)
    '11 Axis Purple Quilt
    '12 PDN Axis Honey Burst
    '12 SM-Y2D Purple Sunset (Floyd)
    '12 JPX Barolo

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    Chocolatey goodness!!!
    EBMM 25th Anniversary G47729 DOB 8/5/2009
    EBMM Stingray G73157 DOB 1/7/2016
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    Gorgeous! Congrats to the winners! (future owners - If I had the $$$ I'd grab one of these for sure)
    Greg

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    Here's another ...

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    Luke 1 - Pearl Red
    Luke 1 - Pearl Blue
    Luke 2 - Pearl Purple
    Luke 2 - Black Sparkle
    Luke 2 - PDN Green Sparkle
    Luke 2 - BFR Trans Purple Quilt]
    Luke 2 - PDN Starry Night (MH)
    Luke 2 - BFR Island Burst
    Luke 2 - Dargie Delight 1
    Luke 2 - Dargie Delight 2
    Luke 2 - Sapphire Black
    Luke 2 - Sledge
    Luke 2 - Red Pearl
    Luke 2 - BFR True Gold
    Luke 2 - True Gold (MH)
    Luke 2 - Carbon Blue Pearl
    Luke 3 - BFR Boysenberry
    Luke 3 - Firemist Purple

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    Hmmmm. That's WAAY better than the photos on the site, which are kind of yucky.



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    Darn it. These look tempting. I’d love an Axis with stainless steel frets and the Floyd, but I wish I could get it with the Trans Gold quilt and matching headstock. Not being a dealer, does anyone know if this is possible? If not I might have to go with one of these, or try to order a standard Axis and refret it one day.

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    I like it.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
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    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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    It looks like root beer!
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    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98)
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Valentine Satin Natural #G77122 (8/26/16)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)



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