About Us

AXL Musical Instruments specializes in building a wide variety of instruments from student to professional levels. Our Sales, Marketing, and Administration offices are located in Hayward, CA, USA, with our manufacturing hub centered in China. We ship internationally from our warehouse facilities conveniently located in Shanghai, China’s largest seaport.

AXL offers thousands of items, spread over a wide spectrum of musical product categories. Our customers can choose any product and any quantity for shipment without quantity price differentiation. Each of our customers receives their own dedicated account representative for personalized attention.

We ship our products to 136 countries worldwide and deliver quality instruments backed by industry-leading customer service.

Award-Winning Products

AXL brand names include Recording King, Loar, Palatino, Guardian, Savannah, and Lucida brands.

The Recording King line consists of acoustic and resophonic (wood and metal body) guitars and banjos. Careful craftsmanship, historic specifications and the rich sound of instruments designed during the Golden Era makes them some of the most well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available.

The Loar archtop guitars and mandolins, are hand-carved, then finished with a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer. The Loar instruments are modeled after traditional designs from the early 20th century.

The Palatino division encompasses vertical and grand pianos and benches, stringed instruments, brass, woodwinds, bags and cases, parts and accessories.

Our Savannah line of instruments includes acoustic and resophonic guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles.

Lucida makes classical and mariachi guitars.

OEM Services

AXL is also a leading OEM builder and the majority of the aforementioned products are available. AXL also welcomes the opportunity to develop product for OEM. See some of our OEM projects here.

In addition to manufacturing, AXL also imports and distributes product from other countries into the China market.

For distribution inquiries, OEM requests or other questions, please contact us at [email protected].