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by stratmoto
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1979 LS50 Les Paul Reborn
Replies: 0
Views: 795

1979 LS50 Les Paul Reborn

This old girl has to go.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 418wt_1362

A fair starting price, I think. Good luck
by stratmoto
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New Explorer - Tokai 105 or Gibson advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 4002

I don't think Tokais are approaching Gibson prices, it's more like Gibson are cutting their prices to cope with the recession and get rid of the crap they produced in 2012. Hi Lance, In my country, a Gibbo Trad is RRP $3999, & $2650 street, a Std is $4499 & $2995 street price. An LS260 is $3995, wi...
by stratmoto
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 6 digit Tokai Love rock?
Replies: 8
Views: 3091

That is a Korean guitar, of some description. Tell tale points are the Tone & Vol knobs, shape of the nut, cream plastic cavity plates, colour of the green on the tuners, the usual Korean buffing compound in the fretboard grain, it also lacks the usual squeezed out glue around the neck tenon that th...
by stratmoto
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock - Please identify
Replies: 6
Views: 2656

Lionaird wrote:Thanks for the replies. I think I'll stay away from it
Toby???

How much is the seller asking?
by stratmoto
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock - Please identify
Replies: 6
Views: 2656

That would be an MIC ALS48CS (Cherry Sunburst).

The pickups are very rare, the bobbins were wound on the inner thigh of virgin Tibetan mountain goats. Mmmmm goat tone.

Very rare indeed.
by stratmoto
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Tokai Les Paul Bass
Replies: 14
Views: 10376

Instead of Made in Korea, it will say "Make in Korea" on the decal.

If you search Make in Korea, you will get all the answers you seek.
by stratmoto
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ALS48 pickups... Alnico or Ceramic?
Replies: 4
Views: 2550

They have ceramic magnets.
by stratmoto
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TOKAI ALS 48
Replies: 14
Views: 6553

messer wrote:It's a very low setup stratmoto, what string gauge do you use?
Hi messer,

10~46. It is the gauge that comes on the guitars from the factory.

To be clear, we are talking about the actual ALS48BB that shawn0072 has the buzzing problems with. I set it up.
by stratmoto
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TOKAI ALS 48
Replies: 14
Views: 6553

Perhaps it would help the luthier that you take it to if he has some setup specifications to compare where the guitar is now. When I set the guitar up, for "lead playing", prior to shipping to WA the basic specs are as follows:- Action at nut: 0.020" ~ 0.010" Action at 12th fret: 4/64" low E, 3/64" ...
by stratmoto
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TOKAI ALS 48
Replies: 14
Views: 6553

Yes, it is a real Tokai ALS48. Chinese ALS48's have been around since 2006. There are fake Chinese Tokais around, here is one that was.. ahem... "parallel imported" by some people in New Zealand. Oddly they are now the official Tokai importer for NZ. I wonder if Mr Adachi knows about their activitie...
by stratmoto
Fri May 20, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ALS48, best guitar i ever owned.
Replies: 7
Views: 4605

If it has an FC serial number prefix, it would be Made in China. Fine Corp production moved largely from Korea to China quite a few years ago. Made in Korea Tokais will have "Made in Korea" painted in a contrasting colour on the back of the headstock and only some very few early models having a seri...
by stratmoto
Sat May 14, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock where made .. need help please
Replies: 8
Views: 3990

Made in China 2007ish, and quite possibly from the domestic Japanese market, by the correct headstock shape.

Looks like somebody changed the nut, which is generally a good thing, compared to the factory plastic item.

If it is setup nicely, should be a good guitar.
by stratmoto
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Factory in China
Replies: 7
Views: 5565

Actually, a little bit of a brain fart there.

You may very well find that they are made by Saein Musical Instrument Co. They also have their own brand, which I suppose is the same pronounciation as Saein, called Shine guitars.

Not Yue Sen, sorry about that chief!
by stratmoto
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Factory in China
Replies: 7
Views: 5565

Close, Fine Corporation made the guitars, firstly in Korea, then in their Chinese factory. Guitars with FC serial number prefixes, and a particular font are Fine Corp guitars. Constant supply was always a problem with them, I waited 12 months for an order while production was being phased out in Kor...
by stratmoto
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai 335 identification help!
Replies: 14
Views: 14372

The bridge has the Korean shaped saddles, the knobs are the same colour as the Korean models. Block inlay, never seen them before on an ES60. The 3 screws in the TRC are black, the same as the Korean FA70's. The plastic nut has been changed for a smaller vintage sized, presumably bone item, there is...