Ernie Ball Music Man spruces up its Axis line guitars with new finishes

Ernie Ball Music Man's 2021 Axis models
(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

Ernie Ball Music Man is always looking for new ways to spice up its existing electric guitars, and in that spirit, the company has unveiled some beautiful new finishes for its Axis models.

The Axis – which served, under a different name, as Eddie Van Halen's signature guitar during his time with Ernie Ball in the early- to mid-90s – can now be purchased in Roasted Amber and Yucatan Blue finishes in flame or quilt maple tops.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.