The axe bass is a bass guitar which is visually designed in similarity to that of an axe. This design is (though rare) highly prized among bass players usually in hard rock and heavy metal music. Some electric guitars have also sported the axe design though they are moderately popular and sometimes discredited. Since its creation the axe bass has been highly desired, very expensive, and a very rare prize among guitar shops and music stores.
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... Rock legend Gene Simmons is to be credited with the "axe" design ... In 1978 Gene was searching for a new bass guitar that would either "blend in" or "stand out from" his garish make up and costume, would be a good trademark, and would show his ... band KISS, Gene went to renowned luthier Steve Carr to build the first prototype of the axe bass and then the popular bass itself ...
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