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by bobw
Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai SG's
Replies: 30
Views: 17978

Also have a look at the UK Tokai distributor website:
www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/main.htm
You will find the SG models under the Loverock option??? as USG60 and USG 100. If you select the USG 60 you can just about make out the more open shape at the top of the headstock.

Bobw
by bobw
Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai SG's
Replies: 30
Views: 17978

The headstock on mine is as shown in the picture you posted, but in the UK the later ones have this additional 'pip' of protrusion at the centre top instead if the 'v' shape. I have a recent UK catalogue where they are now referred to as USG60 and there is also an SG Custom clone ie three pickups in...
by bobw
Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai SG's
Replies: 30
Views: 17978

I've owned a Tokai SG 60 (laterly called USG 60 I believe) for just over 2 years from new. It is basically a clone of the SG 61 re-issue and in my opinion is far better quality/construction thatn the Giggo offering, as well as approx half UK price. My has the original Gibbo headstock shape although ...
by bobw
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: whats the difference...
Replies: 28
Views: 8135

Ian,
The curved surface as you say would help with getting the correct neck angle for reasonable action etc. but the acoustic coupling would be poor owing to limited neck/body contact. All of which dispels the myth that a glued in neck must be 'better' than a bolt on for sustain etc.
Bobw
by bobw
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: whats the difference...
Replies: 28
Views: 8135

Kherman,
Your pictures are very interesting, but the upper photo shows a somewhat convex face on the neck tenon suggesting a less than perfect fit to the neck pocket and potential alignment problems. Is it really as bad as it appears?
Bobw
by bobw
Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: love rocks relic
Replies: 25
Views: 7544

Of course another side of the story is that with modern technology and materials then there is every opportunity to produce improved instruments. the problem seems to be getting them accepted, I guess we are all somewhat traditional in our approach to this. Imagine the design of the Les Paul appeari...
by bobw
Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: love rocks relic
Replies: 25
Views: 7544

There seems to be a fixation with some people that older is always better which is simply not the case. In the late 60's I had a Strat that was absolute rubbish - poor string balance and action etc. yet today it would probably be worth serious money. But objectively it would be blown away by my sons...
by bobw
Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: love rocks relic
Replies: 25
Views: 7544

Theres certainly nothing wrong with a pre owned and worn in guitar, but the Love Rock Relic is simply a new overpriced standard guitar thats been bashed around and the purchaser is expected to pay ?300 for the privilage.
To my mind this is not the same thing.
BobW
by bobw
Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: love rocks relic
Replies: 25
Views: 7544

I'm afraid I could never see the point of the relic thing. Whay pay approx ?300 for someone to hack up an LS70? Its not going to magically give it an authentic 'aged tone'. Why not save the money either buy a new one and enjoy, or if you must, hack it up yourself? Of course you could always try to f...
by bobw
Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: tokai sg-60
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Although not an 80s model, I purchased one new in 2002. It is probably better that most of the Gibson SG 61 reissues that I tried in dealers in the UK and approx half price. An all round excellent axe.

Bobw
by bobw
Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Rosewood Telecaster
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

The problem with some of the stores selling the Tokais is they do not indicate the model no. Some while ago I challenged the same store on their quilt top Love Rock which is up at ?999! I believe its a LS75Q which most Uk retailers sell for around ?749-?799, the response was to shrug it off. They al...
by bobw
Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Rosewood Telecaster
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

As I posted elsewhere on this forum, Guitar Village (Uk) have a Tokai rosewood 'Tele' for ?699 which is considerably more than the other 'Teles' that they are advertising. I have seen it hanging on the wall but cannot verify if it is actually all rosewood as claimed, it does look cool though. ( I th...
by bobw
Thu Jun 19, 2003 5:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help date my BreezySound
Replies: 13
Views: 5489

Check out http://www.guitarvillage.co.uk/, they have a solid rosewood Breezysound at ?699 this is a new guitar but I'm unsure of model no.

Bobw
by bobw
Tue May 20, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New SG.
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

Hi, I purchased a new Tokai SG in March 2002 and very impressed with quality. The body appears one piece with the original 61 style neck joint and correct headstock. Fittings are nickel plated, small pickguard, cherry red, crown pearloid inlays - basically as a 61 original style SG. The pickups soun...
by bobw
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS 75Q inflated UK prices
Replies: 12
Views: 4566

LS 75Q inflated UK prices

Spotted a LS 75Q in Guitar Village (UK seee website) asking ?999 !!!. when I queried the price he stated it was due to the solid quilt maple top, to which I replied that I believed it to be a veneer and that they usually retail around ?749. His response - well don't buy it then! It doesn't even have...