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Johnny is owner and founder of AXN™ Guitars and AlienXnation™ Vintage Guitars. He is referred to as The SENSEI OF VINTAGE 1980'S GUITARS 先生 by collectors of traditional Fender and Gibson guitars. Translated SENSEI 先生 means the teacher.

As of July 2019 Johnny has physically recorded technical information, both on paper notes, computer and photographically, 332 Glendora era Vintage Charvels ( pre- 1985 instruments ) and 402 Kramer era NJ guitars ( pre-1993instruments ). Johnny has studied and documented 375 pre 1990 ESP Japan guitars. Thats just to name three brands…


If your intentions are sincere you can send an email to Johnny. Please do your research either on this site or elsewhere before hitting that email link. That said, good questions from courteous people with honorable intentions will be well received.

Why?.. you say… because he is The SENSEI OF VINTAGE 1980'S GUITARS 先生.

  • The Sensei does not comment on anyone else's merchandise which you are considering buying. The Sensei does not give free appraisals on items you bought from anyone other than AXN.

  • We are dealers of “dream” guitars or higher priced instruments and in business to fulfill peoples dreams while hopefully turning a profit. Therefore if you would like us to identify your guitar as a courtesy to you… ( 1 ) it must be vintage 1970s - 1990s. ( 2 )The instrument must be considered either rare, a dream guitar, an artist or signature model, or obviously and clearly of a decent value. ( 3 ) If you neglect to email a photo with your inquiry in all likelihood we wont respond. We are very busy so please have patience.

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