Johnson Guitars and Musical Equipment

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Johnson acoustic guitar Johnson Guitars USA is a musical instrument manufacturer in Yuma, Arizona, founded in 1986. They design and manufacture solid and semi-acoustic body guitars and basses. While many of their instruments are of their own design, they also manufacture very creditable versions of some of the most famous models produced by the major manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson. While striving for highest quality, and where applicable historical accuracy, they also maintain a priority of affordability, making them a favorite of beginners as well as veteran players.

In addition to the more traditional instruments, Johnson Guitars also produces two additional lines with more unique designs. Their Assault series is based on modern military aircraft and weapons designs, while their Exotic series carries designs such as a shark, a dragon, and an Egyptian icon.

It has been common practice for years among guitar makers to reproduce famous designs such as Fender's Stratocaster and Gibson's Les Paul. Rather than being considered in any way inappropriate, this has always been done respectfully and with full disclosure regarding the original design, and accepted as an homage to those designs and manufacturers. As such, Johnson Guitars USA has found itself being paid the singular and dubious compliment of having its historic design copies themselves being copied by foreign manufacturers, including copies of the Johnson logo.