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...

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...

Suzuki Mosrite inspired guitar from the late 60's. Part 2.

As discussed in PART 1 of this story this particular guitar was built in at least one other form by an as yet unknown Japanese guitar factory in th...

Guyatone LG-127T but, different again. Part 1.

While a lot of guitar nerds obsess about the shape of a rout in a vintage Strat body or whether the screws in their vintage Gibson are original I h...