Columbia guitars

Another short lived and little known vintage Japanese guitar brand is the reasonably small production guitars and amps made in the mid 60's in Japa...

Firstman Liverpool

Another Firstman from my obsessive love of this brand and what they eventually turned into. I've written plenty about Firstman before and I've alr...

1960's Burns AG hollowbody

No, not THAT Burns ..... Burns of Tokyo. I've written about Burns of Tokyo before and I've had a few through my place over the years despite them ...

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...

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...