No matter what the spec sheet says, in the end it's all about the fun of playing any guitar. And in this area, Music Man is no match for anyone else. This Axis feels so good in the hand right from the start that you'd think you've owned it for 10 years. The not-too-thin C-profile of the neck caters to vintage aficionados, but is so well shaped that you can dash across the fretboard without a speed limit. The rest of the specs also focus on high practical value: The tremolo works precisely and without detuning, the locking tuners simplify string changes, the neck can be conveniently adjusted from the body, and both humbuckers can be split via a 5-way switch for more sound options. Even without an amp, the blend of balanced sound and fast response is convincing. Even amplified, the Axis combines the warmth of a Les Paul with the liveliness of a Strat with maple neck. Just the right mix for crunchy rhythm sounds and singing leads! All in all a great all-round guitar with a focus on rock. The Axis comes with moderate playwear.
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