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    Rare Axis Versions

    I love Axis guitars. What are some of the rarest and/or unique versions of the Axis? One-offs, colors, etc.....

    I was lucky to pickup an Axis non-ASS hard tail. I havenít seen any for sale before or since that one.

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    They're a great guitar!
    There have been a number of cool colours and one-offs over the years. Now they're pretty much called BFRs.
    If I can find my EBMM folder, I will share some rarities from my archives. Just please be patient, I'm crazy busy at work at the moment. lol

    Glenn. Give this boy some pics. Haha.
    "If you bend a string and you don't make a face; it's like eating food without tasting it." - Paul Gilbert

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    Black Sugar Albert Lee SSS - piezo
    25th Anniversary
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    I guess one place to start on the rare ones would be the 2011 Axis Tributes with the brown backs that were released to commemorate the 20yh anniversary of that guitar. Seems like there were only 130 made in all 11 colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogman View Post
    Glenn. Give this boy some pics. Haha.
    Les, Hahahahahahaha, this is really up Jeff's alley, he's the lover of the Axis. Hard tail Axis are rare your right about that. As far as colors and one offs, hmmm, I'll have to think/search.

    So there are the BFR runs. Ball Family Reserve | Ernie Ball Music Man

    December 2020



    July 2019.



    December 2018



    October 2018



    April 2018



    The Tributes, seem rarer these days.

    Introducing the Limited Edition Axis Tribute! Live at the Carolina Guitar Show!

    I always feel the HSS and SSS Axis Sports to rare and sometimes a super deal.

    Looks like Jeff's page is still flash based, it doesn't seem to want to let me view anything, he's got tons of them.

    I'll post more when I come across them.

    P.S. It doesn't exist without pictures!!!!!!

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 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
    Les, Hahahahahahaha, this is really up Jeff's alley, he's the lover of the Axis.

    Looks like Jeff's page is still flash based, it doesn't seem to want to let me view anything, he's got tons of them.
    Yep, my stupid Guitar Gallery has reached the end of its life. I thought you'd still be able to view the Flash if you checked some box to "Allow" Flash to run on my site. No such luck. So I need to rebuild it. Sigh. I have zero time for that... And I can't even run the old site so I can reference it when I build the new. Ugh.

    OK. The Axis. A fabulous guitar. I have 79 of them in one config or another, not counting EVHs that are, of course, where the model came from.

    Hah... I just went to post them all and the Ernie Ball Forums said, "You have included a total of 78 images in your message. The maximum number that you may include is 40. Please correct the problem and then continue again." So I guess I have to do two posts...

    Here's all of mine:

    Axis Ball Family Reserve (BFR):

    BFR Bahama Blue Burst Quilt


    BFR Black Burst Flame


    BFR Black Burst Quilt


    BFR Blueberry Burst Quilt


    BFR Black Sugar / Roasted Maple


    BFR Fuschia Sparkle Music Zoo Exclusive


    BFR Hazel Burst Quilt


    BFR Silver Sparkle Music Zoo 25th Anniversary Exclusive


    BFR Ruby Red Burst Quilt


    BFR Solar Burst Quilt


    BFR Spalted Maple


    BFR Nov 2017 Natural Koa


    BFR Jan 2018 Axis Sport Aqua Blue Quilt


    BFR Oct 2018 Steel Blue


    BFR Dec 2018 Butterscotch


    BFR June 2019 Predator Green Quilt


    BFR Dec 2020 Axis Super Sport Semi Hollow Buttery Blond Flame





    Axis Premiere Dealer Network (PDN) Limited Runs:

    PDN 2012 Classic Honey Burst


    PDN 2013 Emerald Green Sparkle


    PDN 2013 Cardinal Red Sparkle


    PDN 2014 Neptune Blue Quilt


    PDN 2016 Starry Night





    Axis Limited Edition (LE) Annual Runs:

    LE 2006 Black & Gold


    LE 2007 Blue Dawn


    LE 2008 Sequoia Gold





    Axis Guitar Center Special Runs:

    Black Magic Crystal


    Cherry Burst Rosewood with the first covered Axis pickups





    One Offs and Special Runs:

    One-Off BFR Roasted Maple Quilt


    One-Off Pomelle Bubinga


    One-Off Roasted Birdseye Maple Top


    One-Off Roasted Burst Flame


    One-Off Roasted Maple Quilt


    All Rosewood (top and neck) Special Run


    Axis Warped Tour Guitar


    Limited Run Spalted Maple Top





    Axis Tributes (celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the EVH model):

    Natural Quilt


    Translucent Blue Quilt


    Translucent Gold Quilt


    Translucent Green Quilt


    Translucent Pink Quilt

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    Axis Tributes (celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the EVH model): (continued)

    Translucent Black Quilt


    Translucent Purple Quilt


    Translucent Purple Quilt #2


    Translucent Red Quilt


    Translucent Sunburst Quilt


    Opaque Black


    Vintage Gold





    Normal Axis Guitars:

    Translucent Gold Flame


    Translucent Gold Quilt


    Pacific Blue Burst Quilt


    Black Cherry Burst Quilt


    Translucent Black Quilt


    Translucent Black Quilt


    Translucent Blue Quilt


    Translucent Blue Quilt


    Translucent Green Quilt


    Translucent Honey Burst Quilt


    Translucent Honey Burst Flame


    Translucent Purple Quilt


    Translucent Red Quilt


    Natural Quilt


    Translucent Gold Flame


    Translucent Orange Quilt


    Translucent Pink Flame


    Pearl Platinum


    Pearl Lavender


    Tangerine Pearl


    True Gold


    Burnt Apple


    Blue Dawn





    Axis Sport Guitars:

    Autumn Redburst


    Blue Dawn


    Platinum w/ MM90s


    Translucent Purple


    Translucent Teal


    Translucent Green





    Axis Super Sport Guitars:

    Vintage Burst MM90 Piezo



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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    So bad ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thanks for sharing

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    Oh man...that BFR Blueberry Burst Quilt (amongst so many others)...

    Thanks for posting all of those, Jeff! I've been wanting to peruse your Axis models but, well, Flash.

    J
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    2007 Axis SuperSport LE Blue Dawn
    2017 BFR Steve Morse HH Tahitian Blue #69 of 69
    2018 BFR Axis SuperSport Trans Light Purple #10 of 27
    2019 Luke III Firemist Purple
    2020 Luke III H-H Fuchsia Sparkle
    2020 Albert Lee H-H Fuchsia Sparkle
    2020 Cutlass RS Ghostwood
    2021 Sabre Pacific Blue Sparkle

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    Jeff, you are my hero!!!! See I knew you'd come thru!!!

    Thanx, Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 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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    Jeff, what's the story with this one, I've never seen an Axis Sport with a black head stock?



    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 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 dibart77 View Post
    OK. The Axis. A fabulous guitar. I have 79 of them in one config or another, not counting EVHs that are, of course, where the model came from.
    Wow... that's a stunning collection. And I thought I liked the Axis. I remember first seeing one at a Guitar Center back in the 90's, when it was the EVH. Something like $1400 or so, way beyond the reach of a college kid, who was buying a $300 acoustic-electric. But even then, it was stunning, with a unique shape and the 4+2 headstock.

    I've always thought the Axis looks like the love child of a Strat and a Les Paul.

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    Wow! Thanks guys. I've seen quite a few of the BFR's but some of those PDN's are amazing. There are many more colors and finishes that I have never seen. I love the Translucent Sunburst Quilt or what I thought was Lava burst. I need to troll Reverb and eBay for some of these.

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    HOLY CRAP. Now I know why I can't ever find the rarer colors for sale online. That is one impressive collection.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck
    2021 Stingray RS Pacific Blue Sparkle / Maple FB

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Jeff, what's the story with this one, I've never seen an Axis Sport with a black head stock?



    Glenn |B)
    I dunno. No story AFAIK. I got it that way. I don't *think* the body is a re-spray or something.



    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    HOLY CRAP. Now I know why I can't ever find the rarer colors for sale online. That is one impressive collection.
    Thanks man. Honestly, since I don't have them all out hanging (they are in storage now as I finish my new studio build) I forget just how many until I do something like this...



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    Guitar I'm looking for is this one.......My fuschia roasted neck is amazing, but this one does it for me.

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