1965-66 Pleasant SEL-220

Pleasant in Japan made some of my favourite offset guitars ever. Their Jag/Jazzmaster influences were worn proudly on their sleeve but their shapes...

Late 60's Teisco Spectrum 2 ET-220 back from the dead

As I've mentioned in previous blogs I'm getting some of the incomplete guitars I have lying around my workshop back up and running to be played.  T...

1977 Aria Pro II P bass

Those who hang around here a bit will know how much I LOVE Aria guitars, or more accurately, the factory in Japan that made them. Matsumoku has be...

1967-69 Honey SG5W

Following on from the story of the amazing Honey SG5 here is it's more complicated sibling for those who love stringing up guitars and tuning them....

TMI Versatone model II

To follow on from my other bogs about some new designs I'm working on with both the hybrid and hollow timber versions of the new TMI guitars I hope...

1979 Greco GO700

I've written a lot about how much I love the great Fugigen factory in Japan who made guitars for many brands including, along with Matsumoku, Greco...