Late 60's Firstman Barons

I've written plenty about several brands that came from the Teisco-Gen-Gakki factory in the late 60's including Firstman, Idol, Excetro and Honey, ...

Excetro Ric copy

I've written about Excetro before with my Mosrite copy, which is one of my favourite Mosrite inspired guitars from Japan and, like the Mosrite vers...

1970's Emperador LP

Being into vintage Japanese guitars as you may have noticed I am, I have written about Emperador before.and while I've owned a few, they're not rea...

Early 60's Guyatone LG55

The Guyatone LG55, 55W and 65T appeared in the Guyatone catalogue in 1960. They were a budget series of nicely designed and manufactured guitars al...

Early 70's Aria Diamond 1832T

As you all (probably) know if you read my blog I'm a HUGE fan of the Matsumoku factory and nearly everything that came out of it during it's lifeti...

1980 Aria Pro II TS-400 and 500

Someone bought in an early 80's Vantage for me to identify and have a look at in the shop yesterday and it reminded me I hadn't finished this blog....