Tony Zemaitis, Mighty Mite Pickups & Rosetti (EMI) Ltd

Tony Zemaitis, Mighty Mite Pickups & Rosetti (EMI) Ltd

Without a doubt, the question I am most frequently asked about various guitar parts that were used by Tony Zemaitis is, Why did Tony so often use Mighty Mite pickups? The attached images of the vintage 1976 Rosetti (EMI) Ltd Catalog provides some obvious clues. First...
A Fender Rarity, 1971 Tele Thinline Left Hand

A Fender Rarity, 1971 Tele Thinline Left Hand

Sometimes a transaction comes out of the blue and with it some genuine excitement over what was originally a very work-a-day guitar. It is worth bearing in mind that Fender only ever produced two Left hand Tele Thinlines’ from the original run of guitars, in...
A John Mayer Prototype – A Two Rock Amp Rarity

A John Mayer Prototype – A Two Rock Amp Rarity

Back in 2012 I traveled to San Francisco and headed North on the 101, I was driving to meet Bill Krinard,one of the original owners of the Two Rock Amplifier Co, Bill is a very highly regarded Amp designer / builder / tech. We were looking through some products and we...
A Quick Story from the Past – Jimi Hendrix Strat Provenance

A Quick Story from the Past – Jimi Hendrix Strat Provenance

I bought and sold this guitar back in 2006,fast forward 11 yrs and I received a call just a week before an impending auction early December 2017 asking, “What are you doing tomorrow?”. I said “I’m not sure yet but I guess I will find out in the...
Martin John Martyn Artist Model Phil Hay, Westside Distribution

Martin John Martyn Artist Model Phil Hay, Westside Distribution

Way back when, sometime around 1987 I had a music shop in the UK, it was quite often described as “A Hole in The Wall”, this description was quite apt, to call it a “shop” required a sizable dose of imagination, most times it resembled a vacant...