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 ...

New trussrod for a Kawai SD-2W part 1

I'm a huge fan for these Kawais and while I've sold a few 2 and 3Ws lately in the shop, this one I've kept for longer than the rest because it's th...

New "budget" TMI custom necks

The first of my "reasonably low cost" necks is on and playing and sounding ..... great. I have been working on these necks for my custom TMI stuff ...

TMI ...... Zenatone?

Here's the latest offering in my continuing experiments in TMI guitars. I don't know what to call this one but because it's a cross between a Zen ...

1965 Victor Hawaiian guitar pickup repair

I've written about Victor/NIVICO a few times before and people who follow me know how much I love this short lived Japanese brand. I own and have o...

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...