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      Sterling by Music Man AX40 Electric Guitar (580991)
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Pro-quality looks and sound at an easy price.

The Sterling AX40 Electric Guitar has a bound basswood body with a beautiful quilted maple top and a bolt-on maple neck with 22 medium-jumbo frets. A unique asymmetrical neck carve offers the comfort of a fast playing neck, yet enough mass to yield good tone. The Sterling AX40 has a Sterling locking tremolo bridge, the Music Man 4+2 headstock, Sterling A5 Zebra humbucking pickups, and chrome tuners.

Sterling by Music Man, is for players seeking the Music Man vibe at a more affordable price. These instruments are accurate versions of popular Music Man guitars and basses with no compromise on quality or materials. Each instrument is inspected, setup and played.


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Sterling by Music Man AX40 Electric Guitar Features:

  • Basswood body with creme binding, tummy contour
    Quilted maple veneer top
    Sterling double-locking tremolo
    Locking nut
    25-1/2" scale
    Maple neck with asymmetrical neck carve
    5 bolt Music Man-designed neck joint
    Maple fingerboard
    22 medium jumbo frets
    1.63" (41.5mm) nut width
    2 Sterling A5 zebra humbuckers
    3-way selector
    Spoke wheel truss rod adjustment
    Music Man 4+2 headstock
    Diecast chrome tuners
    Sterling by Music Man gig bag




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  • The Wolfgang's Little Brother

    As reviewed by Nick on 8/26/2009

    The AX40 is one of the most incredible guitars I have ever played. It feels and plays almost like the EVH Wolfgang. The bridge is double-locking and doesn't have the D-Tuna but they are easily installed. The neck has a fast feel to it and almost feels like a Jackson Dinky. In conclusion this guitar isn't a low-end of a Music Man, it's a guitar that's amazing for it's price.

    37 of 37 people found this review helpful.
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  • A Truly Awesome Axe!

    As reviewed by Ben Kaunitz on 5/8/2010

    I walked into my local Guitar Center, looking to play the EVH Wolfgang guitar they had in stock, but they told me they had sold it a few days back. So I picked up this guitar, thinking it seemed somewhat similar, but unique. I plugged in, and was blown away! Just the rich tone alone is amazing! The maple neck and fingerboard is fast and comfortable, and the double locking tremelo held tuning perfectly. It looks great too! And what's more, it's completely affordable! I had to have it, and now I have no regrets at all. My main guitar! Thanks Music Man!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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  • STERLING AX40/TG

    As reviewed by Pete on 5/3/2010

    After much reviews and research, I purchased the Sterling AX40/TG. Playability, sound and cost were big issues. So far I believe this guitar has been a GREAT Purchase. No complaints about how the guitar was built. Everything looks, feels and sounds clean. I set it up, about 20 minutes and no problems with tuning/LFR. I am actually pretty happy with the LFR. This is my first guitar w/a FR. I was a little intimidated by the thought of setting it up but it was a piece of cake. For the money, This guitar is an easy buy!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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