After the first Czechoslovakian guitar factory in Blatne was closed in 1959 the production was transferred to Hradec Kralove, and became a part of CSHN - Czechoslovak Music Instruments company. In 1962 production of electric guitars started also in Delicii Horovice. Their first model was called AXA and it was, in fact, a version of acoustic Cremona guitar with a pickup added (Cremona was a largest acoustic guitars' manufacturer in Czechoslovakia). A large number of AXAs was made until Cremona probably sued the new company and the production stopped.

This AXA comes form Lordbizarre's guitar museum. He states that he has an acoustic Lignatone (Czech) guitar which is very similar to the AXA - see a comparison he has made.

Lignatone - AXA comparison

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