Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Series AX3 Electric Guitar
Back in the 80s, Music Man unveiled the Axis, a fine guitar that also happened to serve as the signature axe for a guitarist you may have heard of named Eddie Van Halen. Decades later, the S.U.B. AX3 takes that design and provides it for players at a very affordable price. The neck is one of the highlights of this instrument as its asymmetrical carve is thicker on the bass side than the treble side, which gives it great support for when you’re chopping away at low-end riffs and chords. At the same time, the freed-up space on the top-end ensures you’ll be able to soar through lead lines and licks without any physical barriers.
The pickups on the AX3 are also notable since you’re getting a variety of options here, including two humbucker sounds, bridge and neck coil-split single coils, and two single coils in the middle position. Navigate between the options using the 5-way switch, and you’ll find suitable tones for classic rock, blues, funk, and everything in between. While the single coil configurations are superior to the humbucking options, it’s still a very versatile axe for beginning and intermediate players. And with a standard tremolo setup, you too may find yourself pulling off some Van Halen-esque moves in no time.