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Sterling by Music Man SUB AX3 Axis Electric Guitar
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Dual humbuckers, a long list of features and one amazing price.

AX3 borrows the classic single cutaway body style of Music Man's Axis guitars. An original, classic design that is familiar to all fans of great guitars. The S.U.B. Series version uses a solid hardwood body topped with a bound quilt maple image top. The neck and body are mated with the same 5 bolt neck joint found on the Silo3. Sculpted and contoured for a super comfortable joint that allows easy access to the upper register.

The Asymmetrical neck carve on AX3 is sublime and has enough girth for grip and thin enough for easy playability. The 25.5? scale maple neck & fingerboard has 22 medium sized frets and is super easy to play. The neck is seamlessly integrated to the body.

2 high output "Zebra" coil humbucking pickups are direct mounted to the body. The special wiring of these pickups offer 5 distinct, versatile tones via the 5 way selector switch. Different combinations yield chicken pickin single coil tones to throaty, huge humbucking rock tones. Single volume and tone controls. It's all there in one guitar.

Vintage style tremolo bridge has a small area to rest your palm while picking. Individual saddles offer height and intonation adjustments for dialing in the perfect set up.

Case sold separately.

Sterling by Music Man SUB AX3 Axis Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid hardwood body
    Quilt maple image top w/ binding
    5 bolt neck joint
    25.5″ scale
    Asymmetrical cut maple neck & maple fingerboard
    Medium frets
    Smooth satin neck finish
    Easy access truss rod adjuster
    2x high output humbucking pickups
    5 way selector switch
    Tremolo bridge
    Case sold separately

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  • SUB AX3 Sterling by Music Man is a sleeper of a guitar...

    As reviewed by FREDRICK FAZZIO on 6/1/2013

    Absolute best value, period. You cannot beat this guitar for the money. Makes great tones, from quacky strat sounds to thick sustaining humbucking leads and riffs. Can sparkle clean or distort pretty good too. Neck is very comfortable to play, the asymetric carving is noticeable and it seems to work well. The fit and finish is suprisingly good, the tuning seems to keep stable, the tuners themselves are decent and tight. The body is light (which i am not used too, but this is neither a negative or a positive)and the printed maple quilting looks better in person. From 10 feet away who is gonna care. Pickup selection options are great, humbucking / single coil choices aplenty. Satin finish on neck is well done too. The tremelo seems to be of good design as tuning has not been an issue so far. A sweet taste of the Ernie Ball Music Man company and Eddie Van Halen's design genius for very little money. I always believed that no guitar company could produce a low priced and as high quality guitar, particularly in the neck area, as Ibanez... Now I am adding Sterling by Music Man to the list with the AX3. Beginners, save your pennies and you wont be disappointed. Players already giging and in a band, as a backup this guitar might just save the night if something goes awry. This guitar is about the best of both worlds between strats and les pauls. It does chording nicely and fast runs and licks with ease. An easy playing guitar. Worth the price. Bought as a backup, but i cannot put it down !!! :) Was looking for a stratocaster but the price has gone up for a standard, was a little skeptical for the Squier standard stratocaster, so the AX3 Sterling cought my attention, in a major way. After playing the AX3 I am not looking back for one moment. A winner in my book...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing

    As reviewed by Stephen Spring on 12/10/2012

    Recently saw this at my local guitar center and decided to try it out because it looked cool. I was completely blown away by my experience. I expected it to be comparable to that of a squier, but it sounds like a much more expensive guitar. The pickups have no muddyness whatsoever and really cut through. Being quite the single coil enthusiast, I was a bit disappointed by the weak signal of the single coil settings, but this is not such a problem being that the humbuckers sound amazing. The neck feels nice and smooth and the guitar itself is very light and comfortable. An instant purchase in my book. Who cares if its made in Indonesia?! Check it out!! It's a damn good instrument!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • sub series ax3 trans blue

    As reviewed by JOHN DARLAND on 9/23/2012

    Just picked this up. The pickups are pretty good. thick ans full sounding. Not muddy. The 5 way switch really gives you many different tones. The trem is awesome. I can divebomb and stay in tune pretty well. Actully tunning is great though. I abused the bar and it stayed in tune, only fell out of tune when I flatened the bar to the body. The neck is smooth. The body is light and I found no flaws with thr paint. You can tell its a photo image, but it still looks good. I would not compare to the auctual axis super sport, but compared to squire or other overpriced guitars this wins. Much better than the olp too. I did have to make some adjustments, lower the action raise pickups and change strings. no big deal. for the price this is a great deal.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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