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...

1970's Emperador LP

Being into vintage Japanese guitars as you may have noticed I am, I have written about Emperador before.and while I've owned a few, they're not rea...

1980 Greco Tele Thinline

I've written plenty about all types of Greco guitars in the past. They're one of my favourite "brands" to emerge from Japan and despite being made ...

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 "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 ...

1983-84 Squier Strat

In the early eighties when Fender went looking for an offshore manufacturer to make Fender licensed guitars they settled on a Japanese manufacturer...