TMI Custom S62

With all that's been going on this year it's been hard to focus on things I love doing, like making guitars. I had intended on not making any this ...

1964 Mosrite Ventures model

This beautiful example of an early Mosrite Ventures is owned by a good friend of mine who has a couple of Mosrites and got this one recently to que...

Making an air coil for an old Hoyer/Framus

Anyone who frequents my blogs knows I make and rewind pickups but this one was kinda special, in that I haven't made an air coil before although I ...

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...

Early 70's Guyatone EB-25

I've owned lots of Guyatones from this period which technically was after Tokyo Sound went into bankruptcy in mid '69 but carried on as a "brand" b...