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...

1965/66 Pleasant SEL-220 hotrod

I call these projects "hotrods" and it's a way for me to use up perfectly good vintage bodies and necks I have used for parts over the years to res...

1965 Guyatone LG-80T

To carry on from all the other Guyatone posts I've done (if you're not a fan you're at the wrong place)  I thought I'd do a quick story on this gui...

TMI Fuzzhound

As part of the attempt to make some TMI guitars next year I have decided to also take on some commission guitars from people who want something ......

TMI 127B

This one has been a while coming and anyone who follows me on social media will probably have been watching the progress of my TMI guitars. I start...