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    NGD!! Axis Sport Case Queen

    I picked up this 23-year-old case queen today in a sweet deal on Craigslist. This is a October 1997 Music Man Axis Sport guitar made with a swamp ash body and birds-eye maple neck.
    It is in MINT condition! No scratches and zero fret wear!

    The orange guitar you see is one I bought in July 1997 and has been my #1 since then. I canít believe I found this ďnewĒ blue one in mint condition for way less than I paid for the orange one in 1997! It was listed on Washington DC's Craigslist. I found it because i routinely search Richmond's Craigslist for gems as I travel there to see family. When I said to the owner that if he didn't sell it in a month, I get it my next trip to Richmond in October, he said he would hold it for me since I had its orange sister.

    I have never found a clean sound I love better than the neck+middle combo in this guitar. My second favorite clean is the neck+split bridge on this guitar which sounds like the middle position of a telecaster.

    Iíll be putting clear pickguards on both really soon to show off the ash grain. I am not sure if the black tuner buttons, three-pickguard, or the black volume & tone knobs are original as my orange guitar has none of those. I'll be changing the tuner buttons and knobs to match the orange one, or maybe pearloid buttons.


    And the orange one is going to now become my platform for modding. Iíll be putting a Dimarzio Air Norton S in the neck position, with a coil tap on the volume knob, giving me 10 different pickup configurations. Also, Iím going to put on Wilkinson locking saddles on the bridge. I'll make a post about that when I do that mod over Winter Break.
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    Nice congrats, that's a great snag!!!!

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    That is gorgeous! Congrats!
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    That's Cool!!! You're lucky you live in a metropolitan area, ain't jack here.

    Yea I've been looking for an amber one in good shape for a while now. All of the ones for sale have big dents. I'll find one, maybe I'll get lucky like you!
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    Beautiful! Congrats!
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    Wow great grab looks mint congrats

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    Sweet!

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    Brilliant. Of the four axis models, the sport is, IMO, the best looking
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    Great snag man!
    You've inspired me to check under the pickguard on my new '97!
    EBMM 1998 Axis Sport MM90
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    EBMM 1997 Axis Sport SSH

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesman11483 View Post
    Great snag man!
    You've inspired me to check under the pickguard on my new '97!
    What color is yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pain-Free Music View Post
    What color is yours?
    NGD!! Axis Sport Case Queen-axis2-jpg
    EBMM 1998 Axis Sport MM90
    EBMM 2001 Axis Super Sport HH
    EBMM 1997 Axis Sport SSH

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    Congratulations!!

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    Awesome find!! I remember when the Sports were first released some of the die hard fans of the previous regular VH model were taken aback by the change...different pickups, woods, pickguards, etc. I look back now and think it was a genius move to implement that model to appeal to a wider audience.

    As cool as the regular VH/Axis model is, these days I’d gladly take a Sport in great condition like that over just about anything. I’m the proud owner of a 2000 Sport with MM90s!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoKart Mozart View Post
    Awesome find!! I remember when the Sports were first released some of the die hard fans of the previous regular VH model were taken aback by the change...different pickups, woods, pickguards, etc. I look back now and think it was a genius move to implement that model to appeal to a wider audience.

    As cool as the regular VH/Axis model is, these days I’d gladly take a Sport in great condition like that over just about anything. I’m the proud owner of a 2000 Sport with MM90s!


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    When did the Sports get introduced?
    I absolutely love mine ('97 MM90 and '98 HSS), and think they handle better than my '01 Super Sport.
    EBMM 1998 Axis Sport MM90
    EBMM 2001 Axis Super Sport HH
    EBMM 1997 Axis Sport SSH

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    NGD!! Axis Sport Case Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by wesman11483 View Post
    When did the Sports get introduced?
    I absolutely love mine ('97 MM90 and '98 HSS), and think they handle better than my '01 Super Sport.
    Pretty sure it was 96 or 97.


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