AXL Musical Instruments, located in Millbrae, Calif., is a manufacturer, importer and exporter of musical instruments, specializing in entry- to intermediate-level, value-priced instruments. With a network of 18 factories, AXL offers thousands of items spread over a wide spectrum of musical product categories. Customers can choose any product and any quantity for shipment without quantity price differentiation. AXL brand names include AXL, Johnson, Palatino and Lucida. The AXL and Johnson lines include acoustic and electric fretted instruments, amplifiers, drums, cables, stands, gig bags and cases, harmonicas, parts and various accessories. AXL operates its own carton box factory. Its Palatino division includes vertical and grand pianos, benches, string instruments, brass, woodwinds, bags and cases, parts and various accessories. Lucida makes classical and flamenco guitars. AXL is also a leading original equipment manufacturer builder.