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by Paladin2019
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai FA235 VS v FA245 VS
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Tokai FA235 VS v FA245 VS

To clarify, I would add that because of the way model numbers are tied to pricing they could easily be the exact same guitar just made in different years.
by Paladin2019
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Pick up Rings
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Pick up Rings

Dimarzio rings fit nicely
by Paladin2019
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS 136 vs LS 192 non-Premium vs Premium - what are the main differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Tokai LS 136 vs LS 192 non-Premium vs Premium - what are the main differences?

I guess it's because the F next to model number which stands for Flamed maple top, should not drive the price difference What is this Long Tennon about? I guess none of those models have deep neck joint. What difference does the long tennon make? How is urethane better than its poly- version? They ...
by Paladin2019
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 94 Tokai Ls55 possible value?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: 94 Tokai Ls55 possible value?

Link not working for me.

Even without seeing pictures, that price is way above market value.
by Paladin2019
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Les Paul Custom
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Tokai Les Paul Custom

Genuine, Chinese-made, 2010.
by Paladin2019
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Guide me on high LS models like LS-200
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Guide me on high LS models like LS-200

(1) the tail piece is installed slightly off center line, just slightly toward the bass side. This is patterned after a (supposed & claimed) well known burst with the same uncorrected tail piece placement installation. Canadian luthier Scott Wilkinson aka ExNihilo has produced replicas that include...
by Paladin2019
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Guide me on high LS models like LS-200
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Guide me on high LS models like LS-200

And/or could the same be said about, say, the LS-200? It depends on the year. LS-320 was designed to have everything a '59 gibson had, as far as possible - Nitro lacquer, rare woods, high end pickups, high-end electronics, fret-edge binding. The LS-200's which were on the market when the LS320 came...
by Paladin2019
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Anyone seen a stamped "Made in Japan" before ?.
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: Anyone seen a stamped "Made in Japan" before ?.

Is the truss rod cover a replacement too? What does the front of the headstock look like? From what I can see everything on it looks legit, except that stamp. Bridge, tailpiece placement, cavities, pickups, even the stamped serial number. Mine had a sticker in '01 and it was shortly after they moved...
by Paladin2019
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What model is this SG
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: What model is this SG

The serial look Chinese but more/better pics would help confirm
by Paladin2019
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?

I'm more than a little surprised about the comments re: neck thickness. I took the opportunity to look back over some old forum posts and couldn't find anything definitive, although a number of them seemed to suggest there was some variation between different years/models. My own experience was that...
by Paladin2019
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS90q without serial number
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Tokai LS90q without serial number

It would help to have pics of the headstock (front and back), bridge, and electronics cavity.
by Paladin2019
Sun May 31, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?

Build quality will be as good as anything Gibson USA ever put out, and will be more consistent. The old stuff has rarity appeal but quality has not diminished over time. Specs - non weight relived mahogany body, full thickness maple cap, thin poly finish, 'medium' neck tenon (goes to the end of the ...
by Paladin2019
Thu May 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: $300 Fakai, is it worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: $300 Fakai, is it worth?

It's not fake.

But it is made in China.

300 sounds like a good price bit it depends on local markets. Where in the world are you?
by Paladin2019
Tue May 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Which of these Tokai would you chose?
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Which of these Tokai would you chose?

Very strange answer. Why would he care about a setup if he's selling it? The new owner will obviously have their own setup preference and would have to fork out that money again to have their own work done.

The guitar may be legitimate but the seller is clearly someone to be cautious about.