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by ScottA
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 3 Early 80s TOKAI ls -120s from the same seller?
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

I have to disagree. Check out the photo here. You can clearly see 2 ribbons running from the top right down through the cavity side cut. http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/2593/captureaff.jpg I have an '82 LS100 that has a lot of this going on. There was a thread on it a few years back. The good pi...
by ScottA
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Vintage Greco & Tokai Prices in Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 7243

MIJvintage wrote: From 1989 thru 1991 I worked with many Japanese, at Hitachi Semiconductor US, formerly in Irving, TX.
Are, you still in semiconductors? Cypress, maybe?
by ScottA
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: putting my Tokai babies on Ebay (sigh)
Replies: 31
Views: 9845

bottom line to fleabay is if you call it a copy/clone/replica and name a Trade marked Brand like Gibson -- if and only if some dick reports you fleaby will remove the auction So why do it? It seems to me like the highest price you would ever get is from someone looking for a "Tokai". List it as wha...
by ScottA
Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Show us yer Tokai at YouTube...
Replies: 54
Views: 16419

Did the party find its end drunken in the pool? :lol: Well played, but the party guests did not show too much interest! :-( cheers, "ACY" They don't look too interested there, do they? That was the first song we did. It actually turned out pretty good later. More people showed up and they liked us ...
by ScottA
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Show us yer Tokai at YouTube...
Replies: 54
Views: 16419

1982 LS100.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itnfZoxApPM

The sound quality isn't great, it's just a little camera mic. There's a phasing effect as he moves the camera around.
by ScottA
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Where to browse in Tokyo (or even Kanto)
Replies: 18
Views: 5986

maunaloa,

I'm gonna borrow your map.

Thanks,

Scott
by ScottA
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Edwards Les Paul Special?
Replies: 10
Views: 4190

Great guitars, especially for the money.

I played one on my last trip to Tokyo and I thought it beat a custom shop model hands down.
by ScottA
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is this Guitar a Tokai?
Replies: 6
Views: 3288

Based on your description, it could be an Electra MPC.

I don't know it they were made in the Tokai factory or not.

http://www.rivercityamps.com/electra/x310.php
by ScottA
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Why Tokai?
Replies: 15
Views: 4536

There is a region named "Tokai" http://www.j-heartland.com/ Apparently the Museum of Musical Instruments is located in Hamamatsu, also the location of the Tokai factory. There is also a village named "Tokai", but I would guess the name is based on the region. The village is closer to Tokyo, while Ha...
by ScottA
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: AST 62
Replies: 33
Views: 11173

I go out of my way to take pictures and help you verify your guitar and that's all you've got to say?
by ScottA
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: AST 62
Replies: 33
Views: 11173

Can't lose at that price!! (US $1.75)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... otohosting
by ScottA
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: AST 62
Replies: 33
Views: 11173

I have a 1984 fiesta red AST '62. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d196/SLawing/84TokaiAST.jpg Based on my guitar, yours had a period correct logo removed: http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d196/SLawing/P1010173.jpg The "AST '62" and "Instruments of the world" portion of your logo look identical to...
by ScottA
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is this forum dying?
Replies: 26
Views: 8201

I go in cycles. I spend more time here when I'm on a "Tokai kick". I've typically spent more time at TGP then here. although I did join here first. My interests aren't Tokai or even MIJ specific, and TGP is just more well rounded. I do appreciate what this forum brings to the table and will always s...
by ScottA
Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Not a Tokai but a Fender JV Strat
Replies: 30
Views: 8232

Maybe someone just swapped out the neck.

Mine has a later dated neck, but I knew that when I bought it.

Those early JV's are some good wood, though man. It's my favorite Strat and I paid like $400 for it.
by ScottA
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Had a play around on an R9 today
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

R9s are fantastic guitars, there is no question about that. I have a 2001 with a Darkburst/Crossroads WCR set and a RS wiring kit. It is a great sounding and playing guitar. Sometimes I get tired of the huge neck, but it is the best Les Paul I own, probably the best guitar period. I paid $3000 used,...