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    Hello everybody / new Axis help

    Hello everybody, I'm Marco from Italy, and I'm new to this forum!
    I'm a happy owner of a Music Man EVH, great guitar!
    Hello everybody / new Axis help-img-20200917-wa0023-jpg
    Now I'm looking to buy an Axis Super Sport, possibly a MM90 equipped guitar. Those are pretty rare guitars, and I've only one on sell in my country:
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    As you can see, the guitar seems in pretty good conditions, but the thing that seems strange to me is the neck plate without MM logo..
    I've asked some better pictures to see the serial number, for the moment I can read this:
    Hello everybody / new Axis help-20201012_073657-jpg
    Any suggestion? They ever shipped Axis with a no-logo neck plate?
    Thank you!

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    Ciao Marco! Welcome to the forum family!

    The guitar looks absolutely fine to me, except for the neck plate. Maybe they cracked the original neck plate by over tightening the screws and used a replacement from somewhere else? And I can find no matching guitar with 7768 at the end. You can try yourself...

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    Of course there are occasional errors in the database so maybe the serial number is correct?
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    IS that serial number G67758?

    Manufactured September 10th, 2013
    Build Code 300-71-11-00-CS-CR
    Model Axis
    Color Vintage Sunburst
    Neck Maple Neck Maple Fretboard Matching Headstock
    Pickguard No Pickguard
    Hardware Chrome Hardware
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Thank you for the reply!
    I've asked for some better photos, I'll post here as soon as I'll receive it!
    Thank you!

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    Here we go, the neck plate..
    Hello everybody / new Axis help-img-20201012-wa0020-jpg
    It's the serial of a Petrucci..

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    The guitar seems legit and in good shape..
    Hello everybody / new Axis help-img-20201012-wa0019-jpg
    This is the serial:
    Hello everybody / new Axis help-img-20201012-wa0024-jpg
    It's a serial number of a Petrucci..

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbrod84 View Post
    The guitar seems legit and in good shape..
    Hello everybody / new Axis help-img-20201012-wa0019-jpg
    This is the serial:
    Hello everybody / new Axis help-img-20201012-wa0024-jpg
    It's a serial number of a Petrucci..
    So chances are it's like DrKev said, the plate got cracked and they replaced and from the looks of it, put any old serial number on it.

    Do you like the guitar? Do you want the guitar? I have to tell you I love the MM90's, they are just excellent pickups IMO.

    If you like it and the price is right buy it, just remember if you sell it that the neck plate isn't right.

    They would have been better off leaving the serial number off.

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    I was told a couple of years ago that replacement plates have no serial number, which makes that one very odd.
    I'd contact EBMM customer service about it...
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    I love my EVH (the neck is absolutely AMAZING) and I love p90 pickups, so I think I'll much like this guitar.
    Do you think there is any chance to find out the original serial number or the only place where it's stamped is on the neck plate?
    Thank you for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    I was told a couple of years ago that replacement plates have no serial number, which makes that one very odd.
    I'd contact EBMM customer service about it...
    You have a contact?

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    Email here.

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    Normally with out the neck plate not usually. Sometimes, there might be a date and initials on the neck in the neck pocket, but it's a stretch.

    Hope it works out, Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first 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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    That 5 on the top of the guitar, is that on top of the finish, or under it?

    Also, that neck plate looks almost like the serial number is etched onto it, not stamped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    That 5 on the top of the guitar, is that on top of the finish, or under it?

    Also, that neck plate looks almost like the serial number is etched onto it, not stamped.
    The "5" on the body is a decal, the actual owner says that can be removed without problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Email here.

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    Normally with out the neck plate not usually. Sometimes, there might be a date and initials on the neck in the neck pocket, but it's a stretch.

    Hope it works out, Glenn |B)
    I'll let you know the response..

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    That's a decal or print on the neck plate which Music Man don't do and the typeface is not correct. Music Man won't be able to tell you more than you already know.

    But the guitar looks great, even if the neck plate and serial number are a bust. MM90 are fantastic pickups. Really something quite special.
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