Sam Bell: Musicman Sterling AX40 Axis Trans Gold - Nevada Music UK Most will recognise this guitar as the one designed by Eddie Van Halen. Eddie was wooed away by Peavey but Music man continued to manufacture the guitar as the Axis. This all new Sterling range is an affordable halfway house between the USA models and the budget OLP range.

The "crème" bound body is fashioned from Basswood that has a highly figured Maple veneer applied. Round the back of the body there's a generous "belly cut" for added player comfort. A separate Maple fret board fitted with 22 medium jumbo frets has been glued to the asymmetrically carved Maple neck which is secured to the body with no less than 5 bolts. Truss rod adjustment is via the excellently designed spoke wheel located at the body end. The 4 + 2 headstock is home to six quality chrome locking machine heads, a string clamp and a body matching gold finish.

Two Music Man Sterling A5 Zebra Humbuckers are controlled via a three way toggle switch and a single volume control. The bridge/tremolo is a double locking unit with the usual compliment of fine tuners. A Music Man padded gig bag is included in the price.

Massive thank you to Sam bell from "Mask Of Judas" for some damn fine improvising. Check out his band on Myspace

Musicman Sterling AX40 Axis Trans Gold Guitar Demo - Nevada Music UK