Hey, that's my combo - Sabre and Axis! And, congrats, that's a beautiful score.
I don't envy having to make that choice, but if I _had_ to choose, I'd probably have to go with the Sabre, only because the Sabre's five-way wiring gives more tonal variety, and I'm partial to the Sabre trem over the Axis' Floyd Rose.
If it were an Axis Super Sport, I'd probably go w/ the Axis b/c you'd then have the same five way options and vintage trem. The Axis is probably my favorite guitar shape.
I was hoping you'd chime in as I remembered your NGD thread and your comparison of the two neck profiles. I have two other Floyd guitars besides the Axis so I'm pretty used to them and like them. I also like the Axis neck profile and my Axis has a push/pull volume pot so I have 6 different tones. Having said that I really do like the roasted maple neck/fb combo and SS frets are the bomb for sure. The wider neck on the Sabre will be good for my larger hands for sure as well. Gonna be a tough decision. The overall Sabre package will be tough to beat. Really looking forward to playing it.
You can't go wrong w/ either. But I do love the Sabre's pickups; EBMM killed it with the voicing. The slightly wider neck also feels thinner (to me) compared to the Axis, which I'm liking more as I play.
Question: How did you get the push/pull volume pot? Was that something you did? I've been toying with doing that mod to my Axis, so a pull would split to the outer coils of each p/up, with the middle setting approximating position 2 on the Sabre.