Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Nitro Axis Guitar, Figured Maple Fretboard, Translucent Purple

SKU
MUSICM-304-QTP-12-00-PT-C1
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Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Nitro Axis Guitar, Figured Maple Fretboard, Translucent Purple
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Player's Perspective

New for 2023, here's another beautiful piece from the Ball Family Reserve, the most prestigious and exclusive collection of instruments from our friends at Ernie Ball Music Man - this stunning Nitro Axis in Translucent Purple! If you're a diehard fan of a certain guitar legend famous for the "Brown Sound" heard all the way in Panama, you'll recognize what this very special guitar is paying tribute to immediately.  

This guitar honors the iconic signature axe from the early '90s that gave way to the Axis model. Featuring a beautiful maple neck, the brilliant hand-stained Translucent Purple finish in nitrocellulose lacquer, and the sizzling DiMarzio pickups, this one captures the legendary tones you're after effortlessly. The neck is effortlessly fast, and the double-locking tremolo keep tuning stable under the heat of your blazing licks, tapping runs, and rocking riffs. Go ahead and Jump on this gorgeous instrument!

Details

The all-new BFR nitro-finished Axis Purple harkens back to Ernie Ball Music Man’s initial production period celebrating one of Music Man’s earliest artist-inspired guitar designs. The BFR Axis features a beautiful nitro-finished hand-stained translucent purple figured maple top over a lightweight basswood body. Contrary to the original black back, a unique, purple-shaded back and sides are beautifully accented with cream binding. The electronics package includes dual proprietary DiMarzio Zebra pickups, a 3-way toggle switch, and a single 500k volume knob. Each guitar has a numbered certificate of authenticity and a G&G hardshell salt and pepper case. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide.

Nitrocellulose Lacquer, or simply “Nitro,” is a coveted paint finish in the guitar world due to its beautiful aging qualities, its effect on the tone of the instrument, and its period-correct properties for the golden age of guitars. In many ways, Nitro is a more organic substance than modern Polyester and Urethane paints, and the lacquer drying process results in a thinner coating. For these reasons, it is therefore believed by the vintage guitar community that the inherent resonance of the wood is allowed to shine through best with Nitro. The distinct properties of this finish are important to understand as a Nitro instrument owner for maintenance and care purposes.

Body

  • Model: Axis
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Body Colors: Translucent Purple Top; Opaque Purple Back
  • Body Bindings: Cream

Neck

  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 10" (25.4 cm)
  • Headstock Size: Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, medium width stainless steel
  • Neck Width: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-3/16" (55.6 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Figured Maple
  • Fingerboard: Figured Maple
  • Fret Markers: 1/8" Black dot
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend; Nitrocellulose Headstock
  • Neck Colors: Natural; Headstock matches body
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets

Hardware

  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6LA with pearl buttons
  • Bridge: Music Man® double locking tremolo with fine tuners; lowers pitch only

Electronics

  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
  • Controls: 500kohm volume pot
  • Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Pickups: HH - 2 DiMarzio custom humbucking

Misc.

  • Strings: 9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)
  • Case: G&G hardshell Salt & Pepper
  • Instrument Weight: 7.3 lbs
More Information
Condition New
SKU MUSICM-304-QTP-12-00-PT-C1
UPC 749699117315
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