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    2000 Axis Sport with roasted neck?

    Hi
    I am working on potentially buying a 2000 Axis Sport. The seller claims it has a roasted maple neck. It looks kinda like that could be the case.

    Did Ernie Ball roast maple necks back in 2000? I just want to double-check.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Monte

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    They did not, it's probably a very birdseye neck, the early models did had some great necks.

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    I didn't think so but I didn't want to insult the seller. The neck is more flamey than birdseye and has that darker appearance like roasted.

    Thank you for confirming for me.

    Much appreciated
    Monte

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    Hi Monte,
    We did not offer roasted maple necks in 2000. The first roasted maple necks would have been offered around 2011 or 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Hi Monte,
    We did not offer roasted maple necks in 2000. The first roasted maple necks would have been offered around 2011 or 2012.
    Thank you

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    If you pull the trigger on it post pics of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monte View Post
    I didn't think so but I didn't want to insult the seller. The neck is more flamey than birdseye and has that darker appearance like roasted.

    Thank you for confirming for me.

    Much appreciated
    Monte
    Sounds like it just has to be cleaned. Is it a nice one? Axis Sports are great guitars!!! I was just eyeing one on Reverb, but didn't have the $$ and really don't need a 5th guitar.

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    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


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    Those unfinished necks tend to darken over the years. My '07 Axis has darkened quite a bit, though not enough to quite look roasted. I saw a couple of Sports pop up on Reverb last night at decent prices, though one of them was so nasty I would have needed gloves and a tetanus shot to handle it. Wipe those necks down every now and then people.

    Seller also said it was a 1987 model, so there must have been a time machine involved ...
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    I have a birds eye neck on my 2000 AXSS and it is gorgeous ! Plays very
    ,very nice, I will try to post a pic later of the back of the neck

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    My Axis Sport has a maple neck/rosewood fretboard. The necks on these are sealed with an oil finish, and they develop some amazing coloring as they age. Mine looks like a vintage tint, when really it’s been played for 18 years and has soaked up oil and sweat.
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