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by luis
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "This Forum"
Replies: 17
Views: 5558

Re: "This Forum"

I am around here still as Javelin (great guy!) and I can say I joined here around 2001. I have old posts printed with lots of info and lots of communicatios nwith Peter, Javelin and others... Love this forum!
by luis
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?

You can tell the difference looking at neck construction, near to headstock.
by luis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: CE200E
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: CE200E

These Cat's Eyes guitars are rare outside of Japan.
by luis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

Re: NGD....ES100J

Another early 81 ES-100 owner here.
Neck is a bit thinner at the nut than a LS model but not thin slim taper. It gets fatter as far as going down the neck.
I can measure if anyone is interested in.
Really good ES-335s.
by luis
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Tokai LS100 Joe Walsh 1981

I own another one and I am very glad with it. It is a very ligth one but with a really good sound. As far as this guitar for sale here is not far from me, I can inspect or try it for you if you want. When I was looking for an ES a forum member helped me with the process, so I would like to return it...
by luis
Fri May 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

Re: NGD....ES100J

Mine came with TTops, yes that ones. It came from someone in Holland who made some changes to get a tooling gigging musician from it now reverted to original. I changed for a Dr V, special set I have and to Antiquities later. It is a R model.
by luis
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PAF Vintage Mk4 Pickups?
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: PAF Vintage Mk4 Pickups?

Artec made pickups for several guitar brands and I would say Epiphone Korean made too, why not? It makes a lot of sense.... I was told recently ARtec made pickups for Orville somewhere in 90s buit not 100% sure. It could be put in korean made Grecos also. If you have a local firm you can negotiate e...
by luis
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: CE200E
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: CE200E

Low entry level guitar, laminated woods. I would not buy it but for collecting purpouses.
Always solid top in my choices.
by luis
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identifying a 2010 uk tokai thats not in the catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Identifying a 2010 uk tokai thats not in the catalog

I had have some 2000s LS with model inscription in the bridhe cavitie, older ones had it in neck cavitie but some modern ones I have found is in the bridge on the opposite. It is not your case however... It is a bit rare. Would it be a refinished one? I can see how there has been a tape but peeled a...
by luis
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PAF Vintage Mk4 Pickups?
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: PAF Vintage Mk4 Pickups?

I guess it could be Artec made because two holes in upper rigth and down left diagonal....

They would improve a bit I guess, but wire used and so much poting is a problem for a good sound.
by luis
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: what "H"LS really means by tokai?
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: what "H"LS really means by tokai?

Thnak you Hammamatsu.

In fact, if you want to order directly a HLS with or without any twist Tokai will say no, you have to order through Hibiki or their authorized shops (listed in their website).... Would love to try an HES.....
by luis
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this Tokai African Mahogany?
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Is this Tokai African Mahogany?

Yes it is (it remembers the rain just like in my LS150 2005) and it is very well chosen. Could it be a 2 pieces back?
by luis
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cat's Eye CE-1000 1976
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

Re: Cat's Eye CE-1000 1976

Forgot to mention original tag and small 4 pages book. are include on the sale of course. It is not so common keep them as they get lost with the time usually
by luis
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cat's Eye CE-1000 1976
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

Cat's Eye CE-1000 1976

Up for sale my main acoustic guitar. It is a '76 made CE-1000, a Martin D28 replica from the second year Tokai launched CE (Cat's Eye) series, hence a lower production than later years. Yamauchi label signed as it should be. This guitar has a quality solid spruce top with a lot of "espejuelo" (as sp...
by luis
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 LS-50 Potentiometer PCB? Knobs high off body
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: 1981 LS-50 Potentiometer PCB? Knobs high off body

Original Nobel pots are as good as CTS if not better, they have a great taper and sweep, in fact, it is said Malmsteen used those (250K) because they were very easy to turn. Just for the record S. Duncan released a pot whit a similar behavior