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 ...

A floating pickup for an old Maton Alver

This was a fun little project. Repairing, building and setting up guitars is A LOT of fun and after doing it for over a quarter of a century I stil...

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, ...

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...

Aria Diamond 1803T pickup rewind

I've written HEAPS about Arai/Aria guitars and Matsumoku made guitars on this blog so I won't bore you too much with all the details again. I will ...