Tokia Tele

Tokai TeleTokai have made some really nice guitars over the years.  This awesome Tokia Tele just had a bit of a birthday, polished frets, general cleanup and service, along with a fresh set of strings, a set up and intonation done.  Plays really nicely now, hard to put it down.  Share0 Share +10 Tweet0

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Whats on Tele?

Whats on Tele?Some nice shiny frets, that’s what! But they didn’t always look like this!A student bought this Tele from an online store in Europe.It is actually a really nice guitar, well now anyways.  The body is Ash, nicely finished, the pickups sound good, the neck has a great feel, but the frets were lacking […]

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Yes do blame your tools.

Yes do blame your tools.I see this all too often… Students struggling to play on a guitar because of its poor set up.Though I have seen this on big price “brand name” guitars also, often it is the low to middle range guitars that come from the factory with very little attentions paid to strings […]

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Small details make a big difference

Small details make a big differenceThis in a guitar that a student left with me for a set up and new strings etc.Amazing the difference made to a mid-range guitar (not that old) with some attention to detail.A lower action, new strings and a fret polish can make an amazing difference to your guitarEnd result […]

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Not so super!

Not so SuperThis beautiful hand made Kauri Ukulele came to me covered in Super glue blotches from a previous repair attempt. A lot of time and patience spent fine polishing has seen this one to start to come right. Share0 Share +10 Tweet0

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Don’t loose your head!

Don’t loose your headThis one came to me in a bit of a state.  Couldn’t go for perfect here as would not have been cost effective based on the value of the guitar. Finished product came out well though. Share0 Share +10 Tweet0

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Headrush Pedalboard Review

Headrush Pedalboard Review ​You may recall Headrush from such awesome delay pedals as, well, the ‘Alesis’ Headrush Delay & Looper pedal. This was iconic. The company that purchased Alesis also owns Digitech and the technology behind Digidesigns Eleven Rack processor. One of the pioneers of modern digital amp modelling. They had full access to the […]

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More 30s Noodles

More 30s Noodles Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Bookings MORE ABOUT THE LESSONS Tokia TeleTokai TeleTokai have made some really nice guitars over the years.  This awesome Tokia Tele just had a bit of[…]View Video  Whats on Tele?Whats on Tele? Some nice shiny frets, that’s what! But they didn’t always look like this!A student bought this […]

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Supro Comet 1061RT review

Supro Comet 1061RT Supro’s origins date to the pre-electric guitar days and the formation of the National Resophonic guitar company around 1926, with roots in the resonator guitars that became a blues tone standard prior to amplification. National and Dobro merged in the early ’30s to form Valco, and Supro… Supro went on to manufacture […]

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Art and Lutherie Americana review

The Art & Lutherie Americana Headrush Pedalboard ReviewHeadrush Pedalboard Review​You may recall Headrush from such awesome delay pedals as, well, the ‘Alesis’ Headrush Delay & Looper pedal.[…]Read More  Supro Comet 1061RT reviewSupro Comet 1061RTSupro’s origins date to the pre-electric guitar days and the formation of the National Resophonic guitar company around[…]Read More  Art and Lutherie […]

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