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by mdvineng
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Breeezysound serial 0069 - seeking date
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Tokai Breeezysound serial 0069 - seeking date

Fender copies have no dating information in the ser # they followed the fender system by model type. You will also find some more numbers and letters in the pickup cavities, these may help in narrowing it down.

From what I can find 4 digit replicates a 48<57 Fender maple neck.
by mdvineng
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update and Pedalboards
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Update and Pedalboards

Being laid off at the worst time of year and life is a kicker.
Good luck on the next phase
by mdvineng
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: reverb ST-80 can you guys let me know if you think genuine?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: reverb ST-80 can you guys let me know if you think genuine?

You are confusing yourself.
Why are you looking at ser # for 82 onwards when you are wanting to buy a 78?

The ser # system changed in 82 to reflect which model and era of Fender they were replicating.
by mdvineng
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Picture question
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Picture question

Try imgbb
by mdvineng
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is this a real 1981 LS60?
Replies: 11
Views: 3527

Re: Is this a real 1981 LS60?

I have to agree. My many years of restoration on a wide variety of things has lead me to believe that factory output wasn't always to catalogue or year specific. Especially around year end or spec changes. Many things I found, could have more than that years spec parts fitted when there was surplus ...
by mdvineng
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New member Scored a sweet Custom Edition Strat!
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: New member Scored a sweet Custom Edition Strat!

https://www.vintagejapanguitars.com.br/en/tokai-1985-catalogue-2/ Hi, I use https://imgbb.com/ free and easy to use found these with compartment https://reverb.com/item/35154880-1986-tokai-japan-sd653-hss-superstrat-black-gold without https://reverb.com/item/14869856-tokai-super-edition-sd-65s-shift...
by mdvineng
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: is it a mystery Tokai bass
Replies: 0
Views: 24

is it a mystery Tokai bass

this keeps popping up on a Facebook group and has all sorts of responses but the rear shot is a puzzle. Anyone throw a light on it?
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by mdvineng
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is this a real 1981 LS60?
Replies: 11
Views: 3527

Re: Is this a real 1981 LS60?

wouldn't 000 be early 1980?

interesting find. wouldn't the warranty date be from the sold date and not made date.
by mdvineng
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Flying V real or fake?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Tokai Flying V real or fake?

No evidence it is or isn't genuine. Given the un-licensed versions that came out of Korea and now China. Chinese version usually has two letters before the 6<8 digit ser#. I've seen people on other forums indicating that some Tokai distributors are commissioning their own models direct from China an...
by mdvineng
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Flying V real or fake?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Tokai Flying V real or fake?

Not MIJ for sure.
2008 so probably chinese
by mdvineng
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Flying V real or fake?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Tokai Flying V real or fake?

7 is correct for pre 86 but after that who knows. Any pictures?
There are some Fakais with 6 digits but check yours with a torchlight at various angles as this sometimes reveals a feint extra digit.
by mdvineng
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help identifying a TST-60
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: help identifying a TST-60

With more pics TST50
by mdvineng
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Any Thoughts on my Guitar? Tokai LS150F
Replies: 21
Views: 439

Re: Any Thoughts on my Guitar? Tokai LS150F

Nice and an unusual finish too