NOS Shin-ei Companion FY-2

This little gem fell into my lap recently and what a thing of beauty, especially for someone who loves old Japanese fuzz pedals. A friend who I ha...

1966 Guyatone EB-7

Here's another Guyatone that went through the shop. I'm a huge fan of Guyatone and have owned hundreds, maybe thousands over the years. For me, Guy...

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 ...

1978 Maxon Excel pickup rewind

I don't usually rewind "common" pickups like Strats and Teles as there's an absolute endless choice of great original and reproductions out there b...

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, ...