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OLP MM1 Electric Guitar with Floyd Rose Tremolo

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The OLP MM1 Electric Guitar with Floyd Rose Tremolo is a lot of guitar for the money. Plays great. Sounds fantastic. Trick looks. Basswood body, mapl...Click To Read More About This Product

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A quality axe with a friendly price.

The OLP MM1 Electric Guitar with Floyd Rose Tremolo is a lot of guitar for the money. Plays great. Sounds fantastic. Trick looks. Basswood body, maple neck, jumbo frets, sealed die-cast tuners, Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo, dual humbuckers, single volume knob, 3-way switch, maple fretboard, and chrome hardware.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • With figured maple veneer
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • Jumbo frets
  • Sealed die-cast tuners
  • Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo
  • Single volume knob
  • 3-way switch
  • Chrome hardware
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4.2

(based on 39 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

powerfull little axe

I've had this guitar for around a year. I bought it for the price, floyd rose, and awesome looks. Let's start with the looks, these pictures do not do it justice at...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for around a year. I bought it for the price, floyd rose, and awesome looks. Let's start with the looks, these pictures do not do it justice at all. it's a great glossy finish with some snazzy flame maple. I constantly get coments on it's good looks. The only thing I din't like was the cream knob, I switched it to a black one. The pickups are great stock, a bit of hum, but if you know what you're doing with the amp and volume knob you can make that go away. it sounds great for classic rock such as the who and the beatles, and for metal and hard rock. the best word to describe the tone is "powerfull". straight out of the box the setup is fine, the inotation was a bit out of wack but that's an easy fix. the tremelo is great, although you might want to remove some of the springs to make it more responsive.but that's all personal preference. I have been pretty heavy handed while handling this guitar, it gets knocked around quite a bit but it's holding up fine. the flame maple top is a bit fragile, mine is chipping in some spots, but oh well, you can't have everything. I have gigged with it at a large venue, I ran it through a Fender deluxe tube amp miked through the PA, and it sounded great. I got lots of compliments about the tone of the guitar from random members of the audience. I replaced the neck on mine with a custom EVH neck and it's excelent, smooth and fast. so all in all, no matter what level a player you are, buy this, you will most definetly not regret it.

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Extreme frustration

Well, it seemed like a good one to buy. I wanted a Floyd Rose, and although I hadn't actually played this exact guitar, I had played the non-Floyd version and it played pretty...Read complete review

Well, it seemed like a good one to buy. I wanted a Floyd Rose, and although I hadn't actually played this exact guitar, I had played the non-Floyd version and it played pretty well. So it had playability and some nice humbuckers.... so I bought it. Biggest blunder ever. Here's the deal: if you've never played a Floyd Rose before, you should know that setup is completely different than a fixed bridge guitar. I did my research on that and learned how to do it, and really it isn't that difficult, you just have to know what you're doing or you'll screw it all up. Tuning this sucker is a completely different story. It's terrible way to die. Way more trouble than it's worth. The action can't be very low at all, because then certain notes will not fret, and all you will hear is this icky, muted buzz. And the frets themselves protrude slightly at the edges of the neck and are sharp enough to cut up your hand after playing for only a short time. The plate on the port where you plug in your cable came loose very quickly. Now, most of these problems could have easily been taken care of in the factory, or I could spend a lot of extra money and all these stupid problems fixed in the shop. Forget it. This guitar is like a problematic old car that just wants to die. I'm returning it for my money back, which brings up another point. In all honesty, as far as music equipment goes, you really truly do get what you pay for. My other guitar is a Strat, and it's very reliable, as most Fender products tend to be. Therefore, I'm getting another Fender instead.

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5.0

I would buy 2 or 3 more if I could.

By Free2shred00

from Houston

I have the older model with a liscensed Floyd Rose. It took me over a year of extreme tremolo abuse (like lifting the entire guitar by the bar over my head type stuff) before I ever popped a string.The neck pick up is amazing. I honestly hated neck pick ups until this guitar. I was never happy with their tone, but the neck pick up on this guitar is insane. I would clone it if I could.The bridge pick up left a little to be desired, so I replaced it with a DiMarzio Evo. It was easily affordable with the money I spent.The neck and fretboard are amazing. Both super comfortable and super clean. Upper register fret access can be kind of tricky, just depends on what fret/string. For a bolt-on though, it is very good. Sturdy wiring and good design and manufacturing on the trim and tuners.One MAJOR thing that needs to be addressed - the guitar in the pic is ugly. The guitar in my hands, is gorgeous. Nice flamed top finish and the color is more of a natural finish than a yellow one. Believe me, I was relieved when I saw it out of the box.I really wish I could buy 2 or 3 more of this guitar, but sadly I don't think I will be able to since OLP is out of business. This guitar IS my go to instrument for recording, practicing and for live play. It outshines my Jackson guitar in every way and that guitar was way more expensive. If you can ever find this guitar, buy it on the spot. If you find more than one, please let me know.

 
5.0

GREAT guitar for the price!

By CurtGranger

from Birmingham, AL

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I bought this guitar as a gigging substitute for some of my "pricier" guitars. The guitar arrived with the tremolo set up well and the guitar just slightly out of tune, but playable right out of the box. I did some minor setup work; removed the middle tremolo spring, dropped the tuning to half step, lowered the action slightly, (all personal preferences) and tightened the truss rod about a half turn, which was easy to do with the included tool and easy access to the truss rod. The guitar now plays slightly better than my 2000 Les Paul Standard.The quality of the guitar for its price is unmatched. The finish is very pretty (gloss natural). The neck has a great feel, sort of like a thinner Strat neck) and the tone is more than I expected from stock pickups and a basswood body. The guitar stays in tune even with aggressive tremolo use. The model I received also has a string tee. I swapped the strap pins with Jim Dunlop strap locks and the JD screws even fit well .You probably won't find a better guitar with a locking tremolo in this price range. Best money I've spent on new gear in a long time.

 
4.0

Eh...it's what it is

By gdubs

from Omaha, NE

I bought mine about 6 months ago. It sounds good and plays good, but it still has that cheap guitar feel. The first thing that I did was adjust the truss rod and bridge to get the neck play the way I wanted it with out the strings muting out. It took some time to set up but now it plays really good. I'd recommend heavier strings on it as would any guitar with a Floyd Rose respond better to tremolo action. The pickups have a good tone and depending on how much gain you run in your amp setup determines the amount of buzz. It has one major downfall that took a while to expose itself. After it sat for a couple of months unplayed, I noticed the fretwire started to expand enough to slice the crap out of my left hand. I didn't have an temperature changes that would result in this. Just room temperature. I had to file them down which was a pain, but it's back to normal now. Overall, this guitar was definitely worth the money, but there is no comparison between this and it's big brother.

 
5.0

Van Halen

By Jdude5150-DUltK

from Chicago IL

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I bought this guitar because of its price and I was blown away by the sound. I recently had Dimarzio Tone Zone pickups installed and it sounds awesome. The neck does comne loose after a while and a few other little issues. It's well worth the money especially with the floyd rose installed on it. The neck has a nice feel, real easy to shred.

 
5.0

Wow

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

All the wood should be at this price. I play in the style of Eddie like most. Hey, he is our Hendrix! I own a Wolfgang Standard, sold a Wolfgang Special and I have to be honest, this guitar sounds awesome. at least through my rig. It is an awesome deal. If you are playing through some crappy amp with some cheap effects you will get crap results as usual. But, damn, through the right chemistry this guitar is awesome. I am happy! Just got it today - adjusted the action a bit and bam I was cruising the neck. Well worth its price. It can handle most styles - jazz, rock, classical, metal - it all depends on what you project to it.

 
5.0

This Guitar Rules

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have recently played one of these and it was better than anything except the peavey wolfgang. It totally wasted a les paul and had better tone and some tremolo freedom. It could use a Dimarzio at the neck through. But other than that it's great!

 
3.0

It's not bad

By Moo-wNmy3

from Daisytown PA

I recieved this guitar as a gift last year for Christmas. It's a really nice sounding guitar. The pickups are nicely voiced for this guitar. The bridge was the only problem I had. The studs that hold the bridge in place were to close to the body. It caused the guitar to go out of tune and chip away some of the paint by the bridge. A simple routing job took care of that. Other then that I think it's a very nice guitar for the price. Plays nice as well.

 
4.0

Bang For The Buck

By Jeff-fSUUJ

from Graham, NC

Wanted a guitar to have fun with. Played in a band back in the seventies while in high school. Old gear long gone 25 years ago. Hey it's a great copy of the Music Man Axis, at a fraction of the cost. Decent action, nice bare maple neck with jumbo frets. Stays in tune no problem, and changing strings are no big deal.Great finish on the Trans Gold. The pickups sound good to me.Teamed it up with the little Fender G-DEC and I'm having a blast.Go for it, you won't be disappointed.

 
5.0

very nice for the money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have this model, except mine has a custom EVH neck. I absolutely love it. The pickups are way more than I expected. I may want to change them eventually but I'm in no hurry. The finish (mine is flame maple) is a little cheap, but it looks nice. The floyd rose licsensed tremolo is great. The only problem I have found with it is that mine makes a faint squeaky noise when depressed very far. It doesn't affect the function it's just anoying. The neck is very fast and great for tapping. I find that I actually like the one volume knob better. It has less things to confuse me. One problem mine has is that the fist three or so frets stick out just a tiny bit, it's barely noticible. It has the potential to scrape you if you're playing fast. It came from the factory well set up and roughly in tune, with nice strings. Sure, you could spend the extra money and get the Music Man, but I have played them both and for my purposes the OLP is great.

 
5.0

Best Bang for the Buck

By Oberheimhaven-bzuxQ

from Worlds Most Famous Beach!!

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These are quality made guitar's OLP means offically Licensed Product from Ernie ball. I play nothing but these guitars, and own 8 of them. I moded everyone new pups, go with Air Norton and Tone Zone,if you are after the VH tone and his musicman axis series!! As I stated best bang for the Buck, action 10+ wood(basswood, maple neck) 10+ even the stock pups 10+ and floyd 10+. Do not be fooled one bit by the price, this guitar is made with quality!!! The neck radius is 10+ feel and touch, you can fly on these guitars!!! I highly recommend this purchase you can't go wrong!!!

 
5.0

pretty damn good

By shredboy

from hilo, HI

I've always wanted a music man axis because I am a huge EVH fan. I've played constantly in clubs in the late 80's early 90's. I've always used Ibanez' RG models and currently I have a Jackson with Dimarzio Evolutions in it. I wanted something a little more conservative because I am a little older and the jackson is so 80's but it rocks. So I got this guitar and I was pleased right away, the stock pick ups are decent (very warm)and I need to get used to the guitar not having an arm contour. he neck is great, the wood resonates well, but I am loading a pair of "tone Zones" in them this guitar will be just as good as the original.Overall, its a great value and I am planning to buy another.and belive me, I am a very experienced player and know a what a good guitar should be...this is one of them.

 
4.0

Olp MM1 with Floyd Rose

By Slayer King

from Rossville, GA

I purchased a OLP MM1 (w/Floyd) recently and it is really cool. I have yet to pull it out of tune. Looks great and played pretty good right out of the box. A great guitar for the money!

 
2.0

Just say NO

By AlienBluJaz

from Naples, Florida

This guitar as with many other "Eddie" Guitars, including the Peavey Wolfgang, suffer from a poor tremelo design. My experience (I've owned the OLP MM1 and the "Wolfgang") is that they break strings at the tremelo like a hot knife through warm butter. Yes, string change is a major pain, and slow. This is frustrating, especially in a performance situation. I have found the guitar playable and the pick-ups do have desirable tones. The neck is ok, but just ok, better on the "Wolfgang". I'm selling both guitars, becouse I'm not happy with them. Buyer beware.

 
5.0

The Gonga Buy

By Le Owl

from Old Pueblo - AZ

I have aquired several guitars over the years. My collection includes vintage and newer G&L's, Strats and Schecters. I picked up a standard MM1 to use as a utility guitar and was surprised by its performance. I recently purchased the version with the licensed Floyd Rose to nail some of the 80's metal style and I have not put it down since. The guitar arrived with the tremelo set up perfectly. A quick unlocking of the nut for tuning and it has been good to go. The quality of the guitar for its price is unmatched. Superb neck and the tone is more than I expected. You won't find a better guitar with a locking tremelo in this price range. No regrets with this purchase!

 
4.0

Great 4 The Money

By JEFE5150

from Dallas Tx

I bought this guitar about 2 months ago and I've gotten every thing I've expected. Yes, it's kind of a cheap guitar but you knew that you weren't buying the Musicman. The pickups aren't the best no duh? The neck dosen't feel the same no duh? ITS NOT A MUSICMAN. Me, I just started playing and 300 was my price range for a guitar and I'm happy. The thing looks like a musicman axis and with the plans I've got for this guitar it's gunna be a musicman. So watch out eddie here comes my cross breed.

 
5.0

This guitar is kick butt

By I.Know.All

from New market, Maryland

This guitar is by far the best sounding, performing, and looking in its price range. I have played this guitar and the Floyd rose and locking nut work very nicely, also the Quick drop D is a awesome desigin allowing you to play in drop D and then with a pull and twist it's back to standard. I was also amazed at the quality Pickups, They are extremely responsive and have very little feedback. I am planning to buy this guitar sometime soon. I would skip the cheap Epiphones and please don't buy a Squire.

 
3.0

OLP MM1 Floyd Rose

By RMS-oINsc

from Massachusetts

I have had the real one. I have many vintage guitars and high quality guitars. I am impressed with the sound of the guitar, the finish was nice. Out of the box it was not playable and the locking nut for the 5th and 6th string was stripped. The action was horrible. There were raised frets etc. The guitar required that I seat about 6 frets and do a complete fret dress and lower the nut 1/64" or slightly better. This was due to the fretboard itself not being flat.I gig with this guitar along side my real 65 strat and setzer g6120ssu. I have played so many great olp mm1s and recommend them. Mine was a lemon but it's fixed now. This guitar fits me well and I will probably buy another 1 or 2. I was impressed with it once I got it set up. It isn't identical to the real axis but I like it. I have to say again that I was unlucky. I have set up many that were superb! I have a cheap Petrucci model that is great. I would have just exchanged it but it was out of stock and I had waited 2 months to get it. I probably should have taken it up with OLP but I didn't because I could repair it myself. I did not buy it from this site but I will buy my next one from them for sure.

 
5.0

Unbelievable Guitar For The Price!!

By Mr. Brownsound-uVjgP

from 5150 Mean Street

I bought the OLP MM 1 with the Floyd Rose because I have been a long time Van Halen fan and always wanted an axe like Edward's, but was not really wild about forking out over $1000 to get one. Then I found this. WOW! was my wait worth it. The guitar is even more beautiful in person than the pictures show. The action is FAST, and the sound is KILLER. I have gotten so many compilments on this guitar (even from my local tech) that I've lost track. The only thing that I'm going to modify to this one is the addition of a D-Tuna. If I had to find a bad thing to say, it would be that it came a little dirty. (Nothing a cleaner and cloth didn't take care of.) It even arrived IN TUNE!! Just a great guitar and every bit as nice as the Axis for the price. I would buy another one.

 
5.0

Outplays my 1,300.00 guitar.

By Bigkid4ever

from OH

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Believe the hype this guitar is hands down the best playing guitar I have ever played. I always wanted a Axis but this version has nixed that urge. The reason being this tremlo allows me to pull up if I want and the Ernie Ball will only allow to push the bar down. The sound is great and I will never replace these pickups. The neck is butter and the frets are perfect. The guitar came set up almost perfect and within five minutes it was perfect. My only complaint is that there is some dirt that is under the finish. But for this price and the way this guitar plays THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS SENDING IT BACK. Don't even think about it just get this guitar, because it is a steal!!!

 
5.0

OLP MM1F (CUSTOM)

By EBMM_DISTANT COUSIN

from IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER... (he he he)

I have recently purchased this guitar and what I Got was definately something special. I have an OLP MM1F with a Transparent Tobacco Sunburst Finish with a REAL flame Maple cap and a Floyd Rose Tremolo. Try to find another one like it! The pick ups are very sweet... I cannot describe how great it sounds. I want to get another one...

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