MTM vs Production Historics Qualitywise

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Andy California, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Custom Axcess, right?

    The Axcess model is so underappreciated
     
  2. Bluesky

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    I love my R8 and R9 guitars. I literally went through dozens over 20 yrs untl I found them. I started jonesing for a historic in the 90s when they promised more accurate vintage tones and playability. But I never really found a "dog". Just guitars that I didn't get along with. I like bright alive tones as opposed to dark and Wooly. But even these two guitars could be slightly better . If I bought a guitar new I'd have it made to order. Why not get it exactly the way you want?
     
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    Yeah, it's a limited edition I think. The Axcess is really on point these days, especially with the new Apex headstock. You're spot-on, they seem to be very underappreciated which is a shame. That being said, they seem to have a very low production volume and are frightfully expensive.
     
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  4. Andy California

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    How are the necks on these Axcesses compared to R0 V3 in terms of size and shape/profile?
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    My Axcess is one from 08; not sure if the neck is spec'd the same anymore.

    I just side by side played both. My Axcess has a beefier, rounder, fuller neck than the R0 (V3).

    It seems as though I am finding that I actually prefer the chunkier neck.
     
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  6. PierM

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    Custom Axcess rino 2017 has a Slim C taper.
     
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    OK, thanks; I thought I had read that Gibson had slimmed them down. Mine is far from slim :)
     
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  9. Andy California

    Andy California Senior Member

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    I assume R0 V3 would be considered more of D a shape?
     
  10. PierM

    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    Do your own research buddy.
     
  11. Andy California

    Andy California Senior Member

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    Fuck you, pal.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Please try a friendlier posting-style when your vacation is over, thanks
     

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