EBMM Axis QC?

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  1. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    Having no experience with the brand, I was just wondering what the build quality/control is like on these.

    Thanks.
     
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    StevenC SS.org Regular

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    EBMM have as good a quality reputation as anyone.
     
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    runbirdman Lackawanna County Volunteer Sheriff's Deputy Contributor

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    I have owned three EBMM guitars. I've had a JP6, Silhouette, and currently own a Cutlass. I have probably played or handled 20+ and I can honestly say I've never found a single flaw on any of them. My Cutlass is an original run (before they switched to roasted maple for the necks), so between that and the Silhouette, I have owned their most "budget" models. EBMM and PRS are the only two production brands that I would have no problem picking up without playing them first.
     
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    sirbuh SS.org Regular

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    In my experience with their axis and other builds, EB has amazing qc
     
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    JSanta SS.org Regular

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    100% this. I have yet to play a guitar that was anything less than nearly perfect from either brand. The EBMM guitars do have a really unique neck profile and feel, so if you haven't tried one out before, make sure you do. I think the shapes are great on the Axis, but it may not be for everyone.
     
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    mbardu SS.org Regular

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    Owned 2 of those over the years.
    Didn't manage to vibe with the neck shape at the time, but the guitars were otherwise flawless.
     
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    Señor Voorhees SS.org Regular

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    I've only ever owned the sterling stuff myself, and even those were pretty darn good quality-wise. I've played a few non-stirling's in shops and in my experience they were all nice guitars too. (this was a couple years ago however.)

    Your chances of getting a turd buying blind are low in my experience. And if you get it from a shop with even a standard return policy, I doubt you'd get two duds in a row. (if you even managed to get one lemon.) As mbardu said, whether or not you jive with the neck shape remains to be seen, but the quality is there.
     
  8. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Never owned one, but they’re a staple in the Platinum room at my GC, I use one every time I go in there to test an amp and have for years.

    Fantastic build quality, love those guitars.
     
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    pott SS.org Regular

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    I've owned 3 Axii, 3 JPs, 4 Albert Lees, a Valentine. Each were as good as it gets. I've never had any build/quality issues with any of them (and well, each of them sounded pretty damn good too).

    Even though I don't really play guitar anymore, I still keep a JP15 (in-spite of really not enjoying floating bridges!) and an Albert Lee HH. Exceptional instruments and models.

    This is one brand I wouldn't hesitate to get sight-unseen.
     
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    vibrantgermancities SS.org Regular

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    Currently own a JP6 that is about as faultless as any guitar I’ve put my hands on, though I did previously own an Axis Super Sport with surprisingly sharp fret ends so your experience may vary. Everything else I’ve tried from them has been superb.
     
  11. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    Thanks for the responses.
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    The thing about EBMM is the quality is great but the after purchase support sucks unless things have changed since then (I recall them not selling replacement parts to anyone)
     

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