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by Harima_San
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What Model Love rock?
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: What Model Love rock?

I wait to see if the OP will say thank you, before I reply. Looks like he has other things to do since 16 days.
by Harima_San
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Getting a first Tokai
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Getting a first Tokai

In my eyes, it makes no sense to buy a Tokai that isn't : 1) made in Japan 2) of good quality It's like going for a Jaguar made by Tata, with Lada parts in a Check Republic factory.... makes no sense watsoever. Tokai Premiums are quite affordable on the used market. Count around 1'400 to 1'900 $ to ...
by Harima_San
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Contacting Tokai for model info ?
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Contacting Tokai for model info ?

I guess Tokai UK isn't really affiliated with Tokai guitars in the strict sense. So you are asking them a question on guitars they maybe even didn't sold and probably don't know of. Whatever, it's also possible that, due to peoples beeing brainless zombies, they had their e-mail account flooded with...
by Harima_San
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: This spambot plague ..
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

In France, one forum was completely destroyed after a series of such tiny looking posts. They helped the posters to understand how the forum worked and they corrupted the forum's intergrity. The backup was not done properly by the owners and the whole thing collapsed. Also, this is already becoming ...
by Harima_San
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Going to look at a 1984 love rock, any advice??
Replies: 2
Views: 1539

Your question is somewhat strange because we don't see the guitar you are speaking about. But there is very few logical reason to go vintage Tokai. A top tier Tokai, even of the 2000's will rival with a vintage one. Maybe a slightly different feel due to some changes in the laquer would be around al...
by Harima_San
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Questions about tokai
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: Questions about tokai

Hi, i hope these questions haven't been answered,i searched for it on google. I am searching for a les paul style guitar and came across tokai brand. I learned that the reference of the guitar is actually the price in yen and that the guitar are renewed when years pass but the price increases and c...
by Harima_San
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 'Resellers' ? Avoid like the plague or use with caution ?
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Ebay is a wonderful tool to scam peoples. It's massively present and it helps creating distance for starting a scam. If you would buy online, I recommend you more local portals. In Switzerland, they have Ricardo or Anibis, the french tend to use LebonCoin or Audiofanzine and the germans use Ebay-Kle...
by Harima_San
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please educate me on the new high end Love Rock range
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Top tokai's are generally all the guitars of the Premium range. Those are starting to a fair price, actually around 168'000 yens for the LS168 you will have a simple but efficient plain top, with top construction and fairly good woods. I honestly don't see the attraction for the Honduras Mahogany. T...
by Harima_San
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LS-120
Replies: 19
Views: 6203

I would prefer to not buy one with a veneer but I'm trying to stay below $2k This is the price of a very recent LS200-ish model. Just got for a quick checks on the RS website, they sell a LS212 VF, with solid flamed top (absolutely magnificent expemplary). You have the long tenon, top notch electro...
by Harima_San
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Fake or real letter? You decide.
Replies: 6
Views: 3260

I'm a lover of the Japan culture and society. I was several times in remote locations within Japan. The documents that I saw, translated into english, where of this grade. In my eyes, it has a possibility to be legit. Also the characters of the typwriter are Tokai Legit. I had a very old letter from...
by Harima_San
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Bridges and Tailpieces on Tokai LS models ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Thank you Herr Nieman. Seems to be fine gear

Has somebody experiences with the different metals you can make the bridges and stop bars with ?

(brass vs steel vs aluminum)
by Harima_San
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Bridges and Tailpieces on Tokai LS models ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Bridges and Tailpieces on Tokai LS models ?

I will, in short, refresh a very used Tokai LC110 of the early eighties. The Tailpiece is in the wrong colour, the bridge seems at the verge of beeing totally toasted. I will probably have to change both. I'm searching for gold coloured steel versions, but have difficulties to find any. It looks lik...
by Harima_San
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Probably a true LC-110 of around 1980. Your opinion ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5126

The Sheppard looks gorgeous. Even if I'm well married to my Guild accoustic, this one looks interesting too. 8)
by Harima_San
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Probably a true LC-110 of around 1980. Your opinion ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5126

Hello Peter, Thank you for your input. I only come checking into this forum occasionnaly because he's quite quiet. We will probably have an incoming update because I bought this guitar. Maybe a little lot of work to do on it to become her clean, but I don't care. It will be a good project for the up...
by Harima_San
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Have Tokai's gotten more expencive in the last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Prices skyrocketed. Yes. This is a normal phenomenon. Internet popularized this brand a lot, and, since a decade now, Gibson fanboys that searched quality to a price, discovered this brand. This was fueled by the Vintage craze and some hoax on the internet. I have found my LC110 of 1981 for a little...