NGD – 1997 Axis Sport
Hi all, I recently received this beauty. 1997 Axis Sport. Had eyed it for a while and finally bought at a price I was agreeable to. Ever since I saw Mr. Castellano’s video on his Red Special homage project I have been on the lookout and this one is just about perfect. The neck and frets are in amazing condition, not even factoring age, very little signs of wear. Setup and playability and excellent. The only issues are cosmetic where someone either tried a little home relic-ing or it’s honest hard use but there are several significant finish nicks and dings through to the wood as well as some wear along the top edges as seen in the pics. I have some thoughts on addressing those and welcome ideas as well. Original electronics are long gone and it’s set up in Tele form. Fixed bridge, no trem. I am thinking SSS or HSS and can get a couple PG to test those ideas. Or pick up a set of Burns Brian May pickups and stick with my original plan. Original config was HSS but can anyone tell me why it would have had a battery box?