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    Does anyone know where to find a good axis for around 500-700 dollars?

    I'm looking for an axis but I can't find any in the $500-$700 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedop View Post
    I'm looking for an axis but I can't find any in the $500-$700 range.
    You will be hard pressed to find a standard Axis in that price range that isnít beat up and needs a lot of work. Sometimes you can find hidden gems at GC Used or at a Pawnshop. If you donít need a Floyd Rose or a maple top look for an Axis Sport... occasionally they can be found near the top of your range in decent shape. I have one, ash body, maple neck and vintage trem. Itís every bit as good as my standard Axis. One of EBMMís most underrated guitars.

    In the 500-700 range you can also look for a Sterling AX40 or AX40D. Itís the import version of the Axis and a great guitar as well. The AX40D comes with the same Dimarzio Pickups as the EBMM guitar.
    Last edited by Stratty316; 01-18-2020 at 05:25 PM.
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    White HSS Silo Spec (DOB 3.16.2014)

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    what Stratty said... in that budget range you're looking at Sterlings... which are great guitars in their own right, and you should be able to find some of them in the $500 range.
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    Pawn shops and estate sales. Or maybe a really good friend. That's about it.
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    you can also look for the newly divorced wife selling guitars for what their ex-husband told them they paid for the guitar...
    Trans Gold Axis- Flame (DOB 12.13.1996)
    Trans Green Axis Sport (DOB 12.02.1997)
    Trans Green Axis- Quilt (DOB 03.14.2000)
    Black 2HB AL (DOB 12.01.2009)
    White HSS Silo Spec (DOB 3.16.2014)

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    That's a tall order, but if you find a place, let the rest of us know about it.

    Your best bet in that price range is probably to look for a Sterling AX40D as Stratty suggested. They're pretty nice guitars with the same pickups.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

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    You might get a somewhat used Axis or Silhouette for between $900-1k from GC's used section, in some cases the guitar just has a lot of external blemish on the body that will not stop you from gigging with it hundreds of gigs. That's how I got my 1997 red Axis.

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    There are a couple of Axis Sports on Reverb now for $1K with the option to make an offer, so you could possibly get them closer to your range. Both need a good bit of TLC. (In fact, I'm not sure I'd touch that red one without a tetanus shot. ) There was one in better condition for $899 last night, but looks like it sold.

    Ernie Ball Music Man AXIS SPORT 1998 RED HH MAPLE TREM | Reverb

    1999 Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Sport Purple Electric Guitar | Reverb
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by spychocyco View Post
    There are a couple of Axis Sports on Reverb now for $1K with the option to make an offer, so you could possibly get them closer to your range. Both need a good bit of TLC. (In fact, I'm not sure I'd touch that red one without a tetanus shot. ) There was one in better condition for $899 last night, but looks like it sold.

    Ernie Ball Music Man AXIS SPORT 1998 RED HH MAPLE TREM | Reverb

    1999 Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Sport Purple Electric Guitar | Reverb
    Is it just me, or does the bridge on that red one look screwed up? Maybe that nasty finish ding near the post just makes it look that way, but to me the bridge looks crooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spychocyco View Post
    There are a couple of Axis Sports on Reverb now for $1K with the option to make an offer, so you could possibly get them closer to your range. Both need a good bit of TLC. (In fact, I'm not sure I'd touch that red one without a tetanus shot. ) There was one in better condition for $899 last night, but looks like it sold.

    Ernie Ball Music Man AXIS SPORT 1998 RED HH MAPLE TREM | Reverb

    1999 Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Sport Purple Electric Guitar | Reverb
    Would not touch either of those with a 10 foot pole Man Reverb sellers are just not all there, well many of them

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    I wouldn't go near the red one unless I could get it for half or less of what the seller wants, and even then I'd only touch it with gloves on until it was scrubbed. (Blech!) But I think the purple one could be cleaned up pretty nicely. The asking price is definitely too high, especially considering there was a blue one in very good shape for $899 a couple of days ago, but I suspect he's priced it so he can come down a good bit on it. Then again, maybe not. We've all dealt with crazy sellers who think their items are priceless.
    Last edited by spychocyco; 01-22-2020 at 08:41 AM.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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