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, ...

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...

Early 60's Guyatone LG55

The Guyatone LG55, 55W and 65T appeared in the Guyatone catalogue in 1960. They were a budget series of nicely designed and manufactured guitars al...

1965/66 Pleasant SEL-220 hotrod

I call these projects "hotrods" and it's a way for me to use up perfectly good vintage bodies and necks I have used for parts over the years to res...

Mid 60's Teisco MJ2L

I know, you're saying how much can you write about Teisco? Well, a lot more it seems. I know I've covered A LOT of Teisco models in this blog but t...

New trussrod for a Kawai SD-2W part 2

Well I guess I overdid it on part 1 really 'cause there's not much more to say. This Kawai went back together really nicely after replacing the tr...