Making an air coil for an old Hoyer/Framus

Anyone who frequents my blogs knows I make and rewind pickups but this one was kinda special, in that I haven't made an air coil before although I ...

Maxon "plug in" Boosts

These little plug effects were made by Maxon in the early to late 70's and were sold in Japan under the Maxon brand and outside Japan under the Iba...

1973/74 Yamaha SA-75

My love of Yamaha is well known around these parts. Along with a lot of other vintage Japanese guitars, Yamahas made some amazing guitars and basse...

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, ...

TMI Custom JRS V-2

Well, 2020 really messed up some plans including me starting to make some guitars for humans again after many years of not doing it. I had worked o...

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...