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.