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by Marcus
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help ID/Confirm this Breezysound
Replies: 8
Views: 5477

Thanks for the confirmation . . .
by Marcus
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help ID/Confirm this Breezysound
Replies: 8
Views: 5477

If pickups have been changed, I am not complaining, as they are outstanding. In a review on Harmony-Central, I think referring to a 1987 Breezysound, it mentions TEB pickups with braided wires, so I am now thinking these pups and wires seem legit, at least based on that review. Still would appreciat...
by Marcus
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help ID/Confirm this Breezysound
Replies: 8
Views: 5477

Here are some additional pics, inside the various pockets, etc. No numbers under control plate, but there is color indication (GS) under neck pup. Anyone have a sense if this is truly a 1985 Tokai . . . .? http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss214/nvilletel/tokai%20breezysound/IMG_2460.jpg http://i57...
by Marcus
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help ID/Confirm this Breezysound
Replies: 8
Views: 5477

I am located in southern california, and bought the Breezysound from a guy who said he's had it for 15 years. He believes it to be a 1985. No sticker anywhere on the guitar. Havent yet opened up to examine body cavities, but will do so soon. Two piece body. Neck shape seems closest to a 60's style o...
by Marcus
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help ID/Confirm this Breezysound
Replies: 8
Views: 5477

Please help ID/Confirm this Breezysound

Hi there . . . I just picked up this Breezysound for $475, and would like some help to confirm if my understanding is correct. I believe this to be a 1984 or 1985 Breezysound, probably a TE-50. However, I wouldnt know if this is an ATE or a TTE, as I am not completely sure what the specific differen...
by Marcus
Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [Review] Testing bridge humbuckers in a 1981 Love Rock LS120
Replies: 44
Views: 141901

Hans - I checked the back of the pickups, and the bridge appeared to have once had a sticker of some sort, but all that is left is a small rectangular impression on the back in the wax (?) where the sticker used to be. Seems as if it may have been removed . . . ? The neck pickup didnt have anything,...
by Marcus
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What DON'T you like on a LP (or LR) style guitar.
Replies: 32
Views: 10959

Just wondering, what is the issue with the gold hardware (on customs)? Is this purely cosmetic/appearance, or is there something else involved?
by Marcus
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: My First Tokai - 1985 LC60
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Nope, that was US$780 that I paid.
by Marcus
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [Review] Testing bridge humbuckers in a 1981 Love Rock LS120
Replies: 44
Views: 141901

Tokai PAF-Vintage MK2 or Tokai '57 PAF ?

In this excellent thread, there are discussions of the Tokai PAF-Vintage MK2 and the Tokai '57 PAF, among others. According to catelog info I have seen, my 1985 LC-60 came with "TOKAI '57 PAF Vintage MKII Pickups" So it kind of sounds (as far as name goes) as a cross between the above two. Would I b...
by Marcus
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: My First Tokai - 1985 LC60
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

My First Tokai - 1985 LC60

Here are some pics of my first ever Tokai, an LC-60 Love Rock custom, in black. I have been told that it was likely made for the Japanese domestic market due to the 'Super400'-style (the "H" shape) inlay on the headstock. This model had an "ebonised" rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck and ?body and...
by Marcus
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: My favorite Tokai catalog page...
Replies: 38
Views: 47248

I now have downloaded, enlarged and printed out the Japanese page in question, and have begun to translate it. Please be patient, as I have to do this in my spare time. I will post a full translation here once completed.
by Marcus
Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4356

I have been having problems too posting pics. I found mention in another thread of how to do it, " You see all the options when you post?? well use the Img button...(it will appear on the post) then put the link to the image, then hit Img again no space between the Img's and the link" but it doesnt ...
by Marcus
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: So which amp is your favorite?
Replies: 137
Views: 79806

I can only speak to the amps I have, which are a 70's Fender VibraChamp (bought on ebay for $200, but came with a spare set of tubes) and my fave Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, bought for $200 but actually ended up only costing me around $50 -- an all-time best buy. Also have an old 70's Yamaha solid state ...
by Marcus
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What defines "vintage" ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5861

The reason I asked is cuz I just got myself a wonderful 1985 Tokai Love Rock Custom (my first Tokai!), with the H shape inlay on the headstock (domestic Japan model, presumably), ebonised rosewood fretboard, etc. Will post some pix soon . . . .
by Marcus
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What defines "vintage" ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5861

What defines "vintage" ?

This forum is for posting re "Vintage (Older than 1985)". What is the basis for picking 1985 as "Vintage" ? Is it related to the age (e.g., over 20 years), in which case a new crop of "Vintage" will come into being every year (as they turn 20), or is it in some manner related to the pre-1985 Tokai m...