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, ...

1974 Maxon SG bass pickup rewind

While I've cut back my pickup winding/repairing to making my own pickups and or repairing them for my guitars and/or guitars going to the shop for ...

Greco VB 360

This was one of those "I spent way too long fixing this but I'm glad I did" things that I seem to do a lot more than I should. Whenever I get old g...

New trussrod for a late sixties Firstman Baroque

It's well known around these parts how much I love Firstman. Over the years I have collected A LOT of Firstman stuff from guitars and basses to cat...

Late 60's/early 70's Greco VB

I've been on a bit of a Violin bass kick lately with a couple of Guyatones and a couple of Firstmans heading over to the shop (more coming) so I th...