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    I just snagged another Axis Tribute for a song today at the GC and need to sell some stuff I don't play much. This is a Made in Japan San Dimas with EMG 81/85 and a big brass block on the Floyd. I'm keeping the D-Tuna. No idea what this is worth. Is $800 right? There are no MIJ ones on eBay at the moment.


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    Not sure what it's worth , Rick ?
    I personally don't like the EMG's though . And yes , I have been looking at a lot of MIJ Charvels recently .

    Those Pro Mod models from a couple of years ago look very sweet
    The newer Mexican ones have have the floating Floyd . UGGHH .
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    Well, I need to keep the Seymour Duncans that came with it, so it's being sold with the EMGs. I LOVE the way they sound. I can get close to the Vito Bratta tone with this and my Soldano. The bridge is flush/fixed and there's no cut away for it to go back. I did some routing to make the L-shaped brass block fit and it did make a difference in tone. This is a badass guitar, just don't know what they're going for and I don't play it much.

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    Rick,

    $700-$750.00 is probably your best range for the guitar. Figure about 60% of retail ($1000.00) plus 60% of your upgrades ($175)

    $1175.00 x.60 = $705.00

    Now, if you can find the right buyer, $800.00 is a bonus. I'd price it at $770 and negotiate if needed.

    If it has a case you can command a bit more.

    Other than the stigma of "MIJ" there's really little to no difference between the two from a manufacturing point. That said, the US ones command a little more.

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    Great info. Thanks. Yes, it has the really nice OHSC that the US models did not come with.

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    I've had both the U.S. and the Japan versions of the Sam Dimas. LOVE the guitar overall, but the Japan version outshone the U.S. made version, IMO. It was all about the neck...for some reason, the Japanese made SD had a more playable neck. Might have been the finish, I don't know. But I definitely preferred it. And if you poke around on Charvel forums you'll hear much of the same sentiment.

    Both of mine had the JB/59 combo so I can't speak for the EMGs. But I will tell you this--since they relaunched the San Dimas line last year (they put it on on hold for a bit), the new ones are being made in Mexico. Same Fender plant as the EVH Striped Series, from what I understand. So the value of both the American and Japanese versions is good right now, and will most likely increase. 700-800 is a solid range. I sold mine for about 700 and have been kicking myself ever since.

    JCFOnline.com is the Jackson/Charvel hangout. If you want more info or you want to sell it quickly, that's a great place to start.

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    I put it up for $725 local, $775 pp'ed and shipped.

    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/msg/4555979820.html

 

 

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