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    Axis Super Sport Days Numbered?

    Living in good old England has many benefits but finding Music Man guitars ain't one of them. And it seems the model that I have been searching for is becoming a bit of an endangered species.

    With the release of the Cutlass RS, Stingray RS, Mariposa and now the Sabre models, it feels like the Axis Super Sport's days are well and truly numbered.

    Do Music Man intend to phase out older models like the Axis Super Sport and will it go the same way as the Reflex and Armada models?

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    I sure hope not. The ASS is my favourite EBMM guitar.


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    2010 Axis Super Sport BFR Bahama Blue Burst Rosewood fretboard


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    I seriously doubt it. The Axis has a rabid fan base.

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messina’s

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    EBMM is a rather small company, and can't afford to produce products that don't sell...
    So keep on buying them and they'll keep making them...
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    EBMM is a rather small company, and can't afford to produce products that don't sell...
    So keep on buying them and they'll keep making them...
    I can honestly say that I am pulling my weight in that department. I recently bought this one from Pete DuBaldo.


    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messina’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    I can honestly say that I am pulling my weight in that department. I recently bought this one from Pete DuBaldo.

    WOW !!! Good Choice !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    I can honestly say that I am pulling my weight in that department. I recently bought this one from Pete DuBaldo.

    Outstanding! I love that run he did... wish my budget was healthier, I'd have one of those too....
    Balls are Best!!

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    I'm new to EBMM, just got one Axis and one Supersport. They are both great and quickly became my favorites. I'm in love with the neck and the ergos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePod View Post
    I'm new to EBMM, just got one Axis and one Supersport. They are both great and quickly became my favorites. I'm in love with the neck and the ergos.
    Welcome to the family. The forum is full of really great people.

    I love your Axis SS. That PRS is pretty sweet, too. I notice you also play bass. You really should try a StingRay.

    Bryan

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messina’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Welcome to the family. The forum is full of really great people.

    I love your Axis SS. That PRS is pretty sweet, too. I notice you also play bass. You really should try a StingRay.

    Bryan
    My fear is if I try a stingray, I will buy one. As you can see I already have more instruments on my hands than I can play

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePod View Post
    My fear is if I try a stingray, I will buy one. As you can see I already have more instruments on my hands than I can play
    Hahaha, I was just accelerating the inevitable.

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messina’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    I can honestly say that I am pulling my weight in that department. I recently bought this one from Pete DuBaldo.

    Tollie, nice man!!!! Congrats!!!!

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Tollie, nice man!!!! Congrats!!!!

    Glenn |B)
    Thanks, Glenn. It’s a beauty. I played out with it three times so far. It’s so lightweight. The rosewood neck with ebony fretboard feels so nice.

    I also picked up another Axis SS. It’s a color I’m sure you’ll love. Lavender Pearl. It’s 20 years old and is in fantastic shape.



    Long live the Axis Super Sport!

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messina’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Thanks, Glenn. It’s a beauty. I played out with it three times so far. It’s so lightweight. The rosewood neck with ebony fretboard feels so nice.

    I also picked up another Axis SS. It’s a color I’m sure you’ll love. Lavender Pearl. It’s 20 years old and is in fantastic shape.



    Long live the Axis Super Sport!
    That's a beauty!!!
    Balls are Best!!

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    I got a great deal on this beauty a few years back...



    I'm sure it was priced low because it's "boring black"...
    But I think it's classy & beautiful.
    Plus, like you said, it's so light, and has a certain sweetness to the tone my solid body ASS's don't..
    Balls are Best!!

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