Hi everyone,

So I got a new guitar today; a black Axl Player Deluxe stratocaster. I'm guessing from the serial number that it was made in 2004, and it was made in China. It has 'Axl - EMG' written on the pickups, although I've not had a chance to test them.

Firstly, has anyone heard anything about the brand Axl? This is the first time I've come across them, and I am curious to see how they stack up against Squier, Yamaha, etc.

Secondly, are there any major problems with the brand? Not sure what specifically, but anything noteworthy.

Thanks in advance.