Music Man Axis 25th Anniversary
Music Man Axis 25th Anniversary

Axis 25th Anniversary, Other Shape Guitar from Music Man.

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O&C 09/01/2017

Music Man Axis 25th Anniversary : O&C's user review

"A real marvel!"

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Value For Money : Correct Audience: Advanced Users
Which amplifier and/or effect(s) do you use with this guitar?

I’ve use dit with an all-tube fender blues junior and many effect stompboxes (blackstar, tc electronics....)
I play in almost every styles except death metal, and it shines in all of them.

What are your thoughts on the workmanship, electronics, and finish of this instrument?

Well, actually… This is a 4000-buck guitar made by Music Man’s best luthiers, so the finish and workmanship are of course excellent.
The guitar perfectly keeps in tune, even with a radical use of the tremolo bar. It’s not a Floyd Rose, but it perfectly does the job.

Do clean, crunchy and distorted sounds adapt well to different microphone positions? Are the guitar's different frequencies and sounds well-balanced?

The guitar features two modes – parallel and series, for a total 10 different pickup positions (5 in each mode).

Series mode provides very Gibsonian tones, and even if you don’t getthe exact sound of a Les Paul you get very close to it. Fat sound ahead: from clean to distorted, it’s all about big sounds.

Parallel mode almost makes you forget you’re playing on a humbucker-equipped guitar, and delivers the good old beloved fender twangy sound that has graces so many musical styles.

Each position delivers different sensations, ranging from mellow to sharp – but always balanced.

What are the pros and cons of this guitar?

Most of all, I appreciate its unbeatable versatility: it’s perfect for a huge variety of styles – plus it’s beautiful, too! ^^

Even at such a rather high price, this guitar is exceptional and definitely deserves your interest.