The AXN™ Model 2 is an accurate recreation of a very classic guitar design. Armed with its locking tremolo, it is the hardest-rockin Stratocaster shaped guitar you will ever hold in your hands. Each Model Two is hand made and has its own very powerful hard rock pizzazz.

I am the only guitar maker that knows the accurate neck shapes, neck profiles and detailed guitar specifications used by the famous players in that time... the 1980s. and those finite details are in my guitars. You can get close or you can get an AXN™.

Johnny Owner AXN™ Guitars

Back in the 1980s certain pickups, tremolos and brand styles were prevalent. Players lusted after sexy-flashy guitars made to do one thing.... Every AXN™ is made to do that one thing... Rock!


We use an intuitive design approach taking from both modern and vintage ideas. For example the back of our AXN™ Model 2 guitar has a custom size tremolo cavity hole. It is a precise fit for our humongous AXN™ SuperWide™ Plus Sustain Block yet does not lose precious guitar tone-wood. We coupled our sustain block with a new German Floyd Rose Tremolo for the Ultimate Floyd Rose Experience.

Our specialized AXN™ SuperWide™ PLUS Sustain Block is up-to Seven Times Larger than a standard Floyd Rose sustain block. Every AXN™ Model 2 guitar comes standard with a new Floyd Rose tremolo fitted with our AXN™ SuperWide™ PLUS Sustain block. These features add up to a guitar with unmatched resonance, clarity and sustain delivering a Floyd Rose Experience like no other guitar. 

Our AXN™ Guitars as well as our AXN™ Sustain Blocks are made in the United States of America. In addition every Floyd Rose tremolo we put on our AXN™s are made in Germany Floyds! You can get close or you can get an AXN™. 

We concentrate all our efforts toward satisfying players that are truly hard rockers. Included are things that the history of electric guitar manufacturing has established as required and players consider "must-haves". For example we've teamed up with pickup makers like Bare Knuckle® Pickups and these interact with us to custom make the perfect humbuckers Of course you can custom order any pickup brand you prefer in your AXN™.


Many things that guitarists acknowledge as common sense such as a single volume knob design that locates the control away from the play area and a familiar large fret size are incorporated within our AXN™ Model Two. Likewise we have removed details that rock players regard as cumbersome.

The neck profile and body shapes of our Model Two will take from the best of the artist model guitars that everyone has considered favorites for decades. Lest we forget, that 1980s style oil finish on the back of the neck. We created every finite detail with 100% accuracy across the board.


We include modern touches like our very small control cavity and pickup routing to keep precious tone-wood and our AXN™ Electronics Grounding System so your Humbucker sings at maximum. Our AXN™s are wired with Aerospace grade Mil 27500 wiring/rope for the awesome high fidelity headroom and have completely shielded electronics cavities with a high quality 500k Bourns volume.

We utilize a custom sophisticated AXN™ Adjustable Treble Bleed Circuit that keeps just the right amount of mid-tones, treble and cleans when you back off the volume and back-out distortion. These are just some of the tools we strategically use in the production of each unique guitar. Again leading us to a divine tone-flavor for hard rock.

Our experience, skill, passion and USA manufacturing skillset contribute to a guitar that you can't find anywhere else! You can get close or you can get an AXN™. 

AXN™ Model 2 Specifications ( will change with all Special Editions)

  • Nut Width - 1-11/16”

  • Scale Length - 25.5”

  • Frets - 22

  • Fret Wire - Proprietary ( approx Dunlop 6000 )

  • Bridge - German Made Floyd Rose

  • Sustain Block - AXN™ SuperWide™ PLUS

The above specifications are general to most Model Two guitars. That said, each AXN™ guitar is unique. We dont use CNC machines which create sterile guitars. Our wood stock is chosen with our own eyes from local USA suppliers.

Special Editions: We may change the details at will for Special Edition and Limited Edition guitars such as the AXN™ Sunset Strip™ Model Guitar

AXN™ guitars are for those of us that are prepared to express ourselves as an individual.

A Big Word That means Variety... Variety... Fantasy... and Choices

We have the perfect canvas to which we produce these artful guitars. As a customer you will be able to choose from a magnificent variety of flavors and variations in our Model Two. We are in touch with the fact that each guitarist has preferences. For our standard Model 2 we make available an AXN™ headstock and a holy grail banana headstock.  These two headstock shapes can be ordered as standard or reverse.


Our hand made Holy Grail Banana headstock ( or Hockey Stick headstock as it was called in the 1980s ) replicates every sought after feature of a 1983 Kramer Holy Grail Baretta neck. During design and manufacturing we improved upon the original holy grail neck. All the while retaining the exact holy grail headstock shape, type of wood, style of manufacture, the exact neck profile and neck shape, neck girth, frets and fretboard radius used by Eddie Van Halen.

In addition we do a Holy Grail Reverse Headstock that will have the playing preference of Dokken's guitar player George Lynch from 1985. We took the specifications of that neck profile and shape from this Kramer George Lynch Prototype Guitar.

AXN™ HEADSTOCK  [ AXN™ Model 2 ]

We manufacture from hand chosen woods picked for the best tone. Our attractive AXN™ Headstock went through various design changes before we settled on our unique shape. There are many things about our necks that help you perform at your best as a guitarist.

The make-up of our AXN™ guitar necks is the result of decades of study. As schooled luthiers we took the best aspects from the legendary guitars of the past and incorporated these into our modern design.

Just a few of the benefits in the design of our AXN™ necks is increased sustain, perfect fretwork, perfect fret edges and fret size, and an awesome fast and familiar neck profile. As well as our technical approach to guitar build engineering our AXNs are focused toward modern playing techniques.

Strat® Headstock - Special Edition Guitar [ AXN™ Model 2 ]

Our AXN™ Sunset Strip™ Model 2 Guitar will replicate with true authenticity every finite detail of a guitar that would have been used by a rocker at the height of LA Metal. It will be an instrument that emulates with absolute accuracy the look, the body shape, the tone, the hardware, the style and the spirit of a guitar worn by an 1980's Hollywood Rocker. We pulled from our experiences and many great memories of that magnificent time to reincarnate an authentic guitar that could have existed then!

Licensed Strat® headstocks [ ONLY available on Our AXN™ Sunset Strip™ Model Guitar ]

* including * HEADSTOCKS TRUE TO THE PERIOD -  Strat® headstock and Holy Grail 83' Kramer Headstock

In the late 1980s there were many Fender® Strat® headstock guitars in use by rockers. It was a time when if you were really cool you had a Floyd Rose Tremolo on a Strat. We occasionally create an AXN™ Sunset Strip™ Guitar with a Strat® headstock to capture the authentic 1980s look. With the exception of Stratheads all other guitar necks we manufacture by hand from domestic timber in our AXN™ shop here in the USA.

It is a fact that because of Fender® Strat® licensing issues we must use an officially licensed Stratocaster® headstock neck. Fortunately we have access to the highest quality USA Made products by having a close relationship with the licensee.  The high cost of officially Strat® necks, which we custom order to our custom and unique specifications, results in the production of very few Strat® AXN™ guitars with this headstock.