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    NGD! BFR Axis SS Content

    I have had the hankering for another Axis SS lately and this used Aqua quilt BFR from the Jan 2018 run popped up at a great price. It arrived yesterday and is pretty stellar. This one is number 15 of 35 made. Noteworthy features are the African mahogany body, mahogany neck, neck binding, and stainless steel frets. Had to tweak the setup, as usual when receiving a used guitar. A previous owner had installed 3 springs, tightened the claw all the way down, and wedged a piece of hardwood between the trem block and cavity wall. Different strokes I suppose.

    A few misc. observations:

    1) Definitely the best looking top that I have had on any guitar!

    2) Wasnt sure how I would like the neck binding but it is pretty snazzy in person. The fitment to the neck and fretboard is perfect, as expected.

    3) I love the color contrast between the vibrant aqua top and the light natural back.

    4) The neck profile is noticeably thinner than any other Axis that I have owned and definitely less chubby than my 2000 Axis Sport that I can directly compare it to. Just natural variation from having a hand sanded neck. It feels great though since it has a light sat finish...very fast and slick feeling.

    Overall just a really classy looking and fantastic playing instrument!

    Here’s the original BFR announcement page and a few pics.
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    Congrats! That's absolutely beautiful!

    I have the bound fretboard on my BFR Axis SS and quite like it!

    Man...that top!
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    Very nice I'm not usually a stain guy, but the blue and the purple BFR runs looked awesome!!!

    Congrats, Glenn |B)
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    OH! MY! GOODNESS!

    What a beauty! Well done!
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    Wow. That's pretty awesome. Well played, sir. Outstanding example!




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    Nice score GM!! That top is in the major suckage category!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhalen View Post
    Nice score GM!! That top is in the major suckage category!!!!
    Oh yes, it definitely has all of the suck! Haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by dibart77 View Post
    Wow. That's pretty awesome. Well played, sir. Outstanding example!



    Thanks Jeff! Looking forward to see what you nabbed this year!


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    Nice score! That guitar looks fantastic!
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    NGD! BFR Axis SS Content

    Here is a quick sound/video clip. Since Saturday is always Laundry day at my house, this seemed fitting! Haha


    Last edited by GoKart Mozart; 11-21-2020 at 07:08 AM.

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    Wow! Sounds great! Awesome playing, sir!
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    1997 Axis Red hardtail / 2000 Axis Red
    2002 Axis Blue Dawn / 2007 Axis SuperSport LE Blue Dawn
    2014 Axis SuperSport Semi-Hollow Piezo Black Cherry Burst
    2017 BFR Steve Morse HH Tahitian Blue #69 of 69
    2018 BFR Axis SuperSport Trans Light Purple #10 of 27
    2020 Luke III H-H Fuchsia Sparkle
    2020 Cutlass RS Ghostwood

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    I’ve always loved the solo on that song. Great playing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoKart Mozart View Post
    Here is a quick sound/video clip. Since Saturday is always Laundry day at my house, this seemed fitting! Haha
    Nice job!!!! Sounds great.

    Glenn |B)
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    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's some "ocean wave" quilt!
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    Awesome playing on a ridiculously beautiful axe!



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