I specialise in 1960s Japanese budget guitars - Audition, Kay, Teisco etc. These guitars predated the current "cookie cutter" clones of well-known brands, and have their own unique individuality. These guitars were aimed at the beginner who couldn't afford an expensive Fender of Gibson, but despite these lowly origins, they have great pickups, often quite low output but they can sound great. I make sure these guitars are presented in tip-top shape, with no missing parts and set up ready to play. That means I have to track down original and modern period-correct replacement parts such as tremolo arms, machineheads, bridges, strap buttons, knobs and badges.
On eBay there plenty of people who are trying to sell similar guitars at top-dollar prices, but so many have missing parts and haven't been properly set up. With my guitars you won't find find dodgy electrics, crackly pots, broken vibrato units, worn-out frets and old strings. All my guitars are comprehensively overhauled, machineheads stripped and lubricated, pots cleaned or replaced, frets levelled, reprofiled and polished, missing parts replaced with vintage or period correct items, and properly set up with a fresh d'Addario XL strings.