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Slick64

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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 haven’t 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.
 

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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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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

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July 2019.

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December 2018

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October 2018

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April 2018

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The Tributes, seem rarer these days.

http://forums.ernieball.com/ernie-b...dition-axis-tribute-live-carolina-guitar.html

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)
 

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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
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BFR Black Burst Flame
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BFR Black Burst Quilt
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BFR Blueberry Burst Quilt
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BFR Black Sugar / Roasted Maple
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BFR Fuschia Sparkle Music Zoo Exclusive
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BFR Hazel Burst Quilt
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BFR Silver Sparkle Music Zoo 25th Anniversary Exclusive
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BFR Ruby Red Burst Quilt
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BFR Solar Burst Quilt
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BFR Spalted Maple
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BFR Nov 2017 Natural Koa
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BFR Jan 2018 Axis Sport Aqua Blue Quilt
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BFR Oct 2018 Steel Blue
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BFR Dec 2018 Butterscotch
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BFR June 2019 Predator Green Quilt
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BFR Dec 2020 Axis Super Sport Semi Hollow Buttery Blond Flame
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Axis Premiere Dealer Network (PDN) Limited Runs:

PDN 2012 Classic Honey Burst
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PDN 2013 Emerald Green Sparkle
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PDN 2013 Cardinal Red Sparkle
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PDN 2014 Neptune Blue Quilt
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PDN 2016 Starry Night
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Axis Limited Edition (LE) Annual Runs:

LE 2006 Black & Gold
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LE 2007 Blue Dawn
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LE 2008 Sequoia Gold
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Axis Guitar Center Special Runs:

Black Magic Crystal
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Cherry Burst Rosewood with the first covered Axis pickups
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One Offs and Special Runs:

One-Off BFR Roasted Maple Quilt
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One-Off Pomelle Bubinga
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One-Off Roasted Birdseye Maple Top
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One-Off Roasted Burst Flame
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One-Off Roasted Maple Quilt
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All Rosewood (top and neck) Special Run
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Axis Warped Tour Guitar
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Limited Run Spalted Maple Top
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Axis Tributes (celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the EVH model):

Natural Quilt
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Translucent Blue Quilt
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Translucent Gold Quilt
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Translucent Green Quilt
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Translucent Pink Quilt
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Axis Tributes (celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the EVH model): (continued)

Translucent Black Quilt
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Translucent Purple Quilt
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Translucent Purple Quilt #2
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Translucent Red Quilt
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Translucent Sunburst Quilt
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Opaque Black
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Vintage Gold
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Normal Axis Guitars:

Translucent Gold Flame
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Translucent Gold Quilt
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Pacific Blue Burst Quilt
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Black Cherry Burst Quilt
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Translucent Black Quilt
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Translucent Black Quilt
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Translucent Blue Quilt
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Translucent Blue Quilt
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Translucent Green Quilt
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Translucent Honey Burst Quilt
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Translucent Honey Burst Flame
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Translucent Purple Quilt
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Translucent Red Quilt
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Natural Quilt
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Translucent Gold Flame
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Translucent Orange Quilt
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Translucent Pink Flame
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Pearl Platinum
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Pearl Lavender
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Tangerine Pearl
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True Gold
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Burnt Apple
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Blue Dawn
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Axis Sport Guitars:

Autumn Redburst
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Blue Dawn
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Platinum w/ MM90s
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Translucent Purple
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Translucent Teal
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Translucent Green
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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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Jeff, you are my hero!!!! See I knew you'd come thru!!!

Thanx, Glenn |B)
 

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Jeff, what's the story with this one, I've never seen an Axis Sport with a black head stock?

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Glenn |B)
 

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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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Jeff, what's the story with this one, I've never seen an Axis Sport with a black head stock?

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Glenn |B)

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



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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