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A book-matched top, double-locking tremolo and DiMarzio pickups.
With the SBMM Double Locking Tremolo and lock nut, zebra DiMarzio AXIS Humbuckers and 3-position selector with single volume control, this AX40D is a pure rock guitar. The top is a beautiful book-matched, quilted maple that is enhanced by a luxurious translucent finish with a matching painted headstock.
Furthering the relentless pursuit of tone, yet still maintaining an affordable price point, the AX40D is factory loaded with the very desirable Music Man proprietary DiMarzio AXIS pickups, which, until now have only been available in the Music Man AXIS guitars. The “Bang for the Buck” factor is through the roof with the AX40D.
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Comments about Sterling by Music Man AX40D Electric Guitar:
This guitar is a solid investment. First the tremolo is absolutely stable. I can dive bomb to zero tension, and it returns to pitch. The trem is dive only, not floating. It could be set up to float , but I like the fact I can rest my palm on the bridge and drop tune to D without the whole guitar going out of tune. The spring tension on the Tremelo bar is rather tight, but can be tweaked. Has a maple veneer with Basswood body. The P/ups are a big plus on this guitar, reminds me of tone zones...High output Dimarzios that burn on full volume but clean up nicely at lower volumes. Very audible tone response when selecting P/up position. The toggle switch for P/up selector is solid and good quality. Bridge Seems to be made of good steel and is of the Gotoh Knife edge type. Tuning keys are tight and well made. Volume knob is a lower friction type that is quiet and stable. Fit and finish, as well of set up,neck relief,P/up height etc are right on the money. Action is LOW and very comfortable to play with no unacceptable buzz anywhere on the fret board. Maybe a little minor buzz here and there but nothing that transfers through the amp or fretting out of notes. This guitar can do metal to blues to country with no problems. Very pleasantly surprised by this guitar and would def recommend to a friend or fellow musician. I cant imagine the big brother to this guitar(The Axis) could be light years better then this guitar priced at 769.99 as opposed to 2000.00. Wich by the way I picked mine up for 645.00. And im very comfortable with the buy. Buy with confidence. Thanks....Gregg S.