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AX40 Electric Guitar Transparent Gold

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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 ... Read More

Overview

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.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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
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4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Wolfgang's Little Brother

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...Read complete review

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.

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Good concept but very poor quality

I purchased this after compared with US made Axis. The fret works was extraordinary bad and 2 frets was floating and more than dozen fret edge was not filed properly and sharp ends cut...Read complete review

I purchased this after compared with US made Axis. The fret works was extraordinary bad and 2 frets was floating and more than dozen fret edge was not filed properly and sharp ends cut my finger after sliding up and down few times. The neck was reverse bent and had no relief at all. The bridge was not set as parallel to the top and 3rd string had open buzzing because nut was not filed properly. The string retainer behind the locking nuts was attached as angled. Crome plating on the Neck plate had a buble and floating. I've done following to fix this poorly assembled guitar. Fixed floated frets with super glue and cramps. Refiled and polished all frets ends. Re adjust the truss rods and bridge settings. Re filed nuts to stop the open buzzing. Now the guitar can be play almost same with US Axis. This guitar is good looking one for the price. But it has no natural resonance like expensive guitar has. Also pick up sound very flat and cheep and not dynamic like EVH models or real Axis... Well, price tag talks a lots. Mine could be a badly built one but you can not expect the good sound in anyway, since all this model came with same cheep pick ups.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect right out of the box!

By kevin shadduck

from Portland, Oregon

First off, I love this guitar! I've had my eye on one since they first came out. I had always wanted a Peavey Wolfgang or a Music Man Axis, but simply couldn't afford one. I played a used Wolfgang at the store before I ordered this one, and honestly I feel very little difference between the two. The fit and finish is excellent, it feels like a much more expensive guitar(I got the trans black model). A sticker on the back said it was set up in California, and I believe it. Was almost perfectly in tune when I took it out of the box today. The action is perfect. The included gig bag is actually very nice too, has a velour style interior and an outside pouch for picks and strings, etc. For the price, I don't think you could buy a better guitar. The sound is amazing. The bridge pickup is crisp and clean, the neck pickup is nice and warm. Easy to hit natural and pinch harmonics. Overall it feels like a well built, solid guitar. I think it will last a very long time. If you're considering this guitar, go to the store and check one out. You will not be disappointed!

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5.0

Perfect Imitator

By Thomas Petelik

from Ann arbor, MI

Ive been looking at this guitar for some time now and just bought it the other day. Even though the trem isn't a Floyd rose I've put it through the ringer and it still stays in tune. Also the pickups are pretty good. It's a very good guitar for the price since a real Ernie ball musicman is several thousand. My local guitar center was very helpful since they had one on clearance, they tuned it up, leveled the bridge, and polished it up to look brand new. I can't stop playing it!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

plays and looks like a wolfgang

By shack

from Lockport

I got this guitar only a few days ago in transparent gold and instantly fell in love with it when i saw it. I wanted a wolfgang guitar and saw this with a wolfgang finish and picked it up and shredded away. the short neck is a dream for shredding and the lock-ins work fantastic. It has the quality of being much more expensive but i definitely don't mind the current price.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FREAKING AMAZING

By Zachary Clonts

from reston virginia

this guitar is awsome it has really awsome pick ups they are super hot i love them the only thing is i wish you could do is to be able to pull up on the tremelo but anyways it is great for anybody whos a fan of E.V.H or any other type of music

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Truly Awesome Axe!

By Ben Kaunitz

from Maryland

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!

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

STERLING AX40/TG

By Pete

from ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS

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!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

AXIS

By Bill

from Akron, Ohio

This is by far the greatest playing, sounding, feeling, and looking guitar i have. This is my 3rd guitar with a floyd style trem and it honestly stays in tune better than the rest. The only bad thing i can say abot it is that on mine the frets needed to be filed down on the edges

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have blue and gold

By jdude

from chicago, IL

I have the trans gold and now the newest color blue. What a great guitar. The blue was setup better than the trans gold. Pickups pack some bite, they are full sounding and hot. Trem stays in tune and keeps tune after you break a string. Also customer service is fantastic. My trans gold had a bad whammy bar(would not lock) and praxis sent me a new one right away. The neck is smmoth. I prefer the neck on my peavey wolfgang special, but still a nice neck, fast and comfortable. oh yeah add a brass or bigger sustain block and you will hear an improvement. either way sounds great.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Music man not olp

By jkd

from Chicago, IL

Great guitar. This guitar is excellent for the price. Mine I got from the store and it needed a setup badly. Once I did that it stayed in tune and sounded great. These pickups sound great, hot and full sounding. The sterling floyd is good. Could use a new sustain block, but it stays in tune and still sounds good. These are not olp at all. This guitar does not feel cheap in anyway. I wish they made these years ago. thanks

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(6 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good concept but very poor quality

By Tak

from Queensland, Australia

I purchased this after compared with US made Axis. The fret works was extraordinary bad and 2 frets was floating and more than dozen fret edge was not filed properly and sharp ends cut my finger after sliding up and down few times. The neck was reverse bent and had no relief at all. The bridge was not set as parallel to the top and 3rd string had open buzzing because nut was not filed properly. The string retainer behind the locking nuts was attached as angled. Crome plating on the Neck plate had a buble and floating. I've done following to fix this poorly assembled guitar. Fixed floated frets with super glue and cramps. Refiled and polished all frets ends. Re adjust the truss rods and bridge settings. Re filed nuts to stop the open buzzing. Now the guitar can be play almost same with US Axis. This guitar is good looking one for the price. But it has no natural resonance like expensive guitar has. Also pick up sound very flat and cheep and not dynamic like EVH models or real Axis... Well, price tag talks a lots. Mine could be a badly built one but you can not expect the good sound in anyway, since all this model came with same cheep pick ups.

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