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Sterling by Music Man AX40D Electric Guitar Transparent Purple 

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Utilizing the SBMM Double Locking Tremolo and lock nut, zebra DiMarzio AXIS Humbuckers, 3-position selector with single volume control, the AX40D is ...Read More


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A beautiful quilt maple veneer, Dimarzio AXIS pickups and SBMM double-locking tremolo bridge.

Utilizing the SBMM Double Locking Tremolo and lock nut, zebra DiMarzio AXIS Humbuckers, 3-position selector with single volume control, the AX40D is a pure rock guitar. The top is beautiful book-matched, quilted maple that is enhanced by three luxurious translucent finishes with matching painted headstock.

Furthering our relentless pursuit of tone, yet still maintaining an affordable price point, 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 AX40D.

Includes gig bag.

  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Neck Width, 12th fret: 52mm
  • Body Wood: Basswood with Quilt Maple Veneer
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard Wood: Maple
  • Tuning Machines: Sealed
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Neck Joint: 5-bolt
  • Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Radius:12"
  • Pickup Selector: 3 Way
  • Pickups: DiMarzio AXIS Music Man
  • Bridge: Double Locking Lic. Trem, SBMM Design
  • Includes gig bag

Get more bang for the buck. Order your AX40D today.


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Could be a great guitar but needs work.

By Mike

from TN.

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  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone


  • Cheap Pots And Switches
  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor QC

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Comments about Sterling by Music Man AX40D Electric Guitar:

What to say???? These guitars are not to be compared to the EB Music Man Axis!!! That being said, some may have received a great guitar right "Out of the Box" but I did not. The saddles on the Floyd Rose moved as I began to tune the guitar. So the intonation was gone. Surprisingly, some of the strings were rusty. Go figure!!! I use EB strings on all my guitars and never encountered it. The electronics are not the best, volume knob and switches were noisy. However the pickups sounded very good, when I was able to get the guitar in tune somewhat. Very tight low ends and very clean and punchy sounding. One other thing that I must mention is that the neck felt great, but the fret work was bad (fret buzz).
The bottom line is that you win some and you lose some. If I could have purchased this guitar for less than five hundred, I could afford to put money into it and fix it right. I would suggest if this is the guitar you want and you run into these issues; send it back and keep trying until you receive a good one. For me, it just wasn't something I was willing to dedicate my time to. However, Musicians' Friend made things right and is always a great company to deal with. Good luck

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