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by Paladin2019
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identifying a 2010 uk tokai thats not in the catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 43

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

It's a factory finish. Tokai have done matte finishes from time to time but they are not a regular feature of the catalogue. Most of the ones I remember were coded MVF (matte violin finish), I don't remember seeing one in matte cherry so this is an interesting example. The guitar itself looks to be ...
by Paladin2019
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ls135qm veneer ?
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Tokai ls135qm veneer ?

I'm having a hard time finding the specs but based purely on the price and model number code I'm certain it'll be veneer.

A solid spalted quilt top on a guitar of that price is just too good to be true. I paid that kind of money for a Tokai with a solid flame top, and that was 20 years ago.
by Paladin2019
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Which model and value is this Love Rock
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Which model and value is this Love Rock

It's Japanese for sure. Probably an LS85F - the mid-range model with a flamed sycamore veneer. You might learn more by taking out the pickups and looking for handwritten markings. Price is difficult for me to call. It's clearly heavily used, and the mods don't add anything to the value (if anything ...
by Paladin2019
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.
Replies: 30
Views: 443

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

Caps are not paper in oil, they're orange drops which I believe are polypropylene.
by Paladin2019
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

Re: Please help me !

Your first link gives you the answer, It was "ACTIVE MUSICAL PRODUCTS LTD", that commissioned the fake Tokai's. Then I admitted my mistake and posted the correct one. I will do so again. Click the link to "New love rocks". https://web.archive.org/web/20030720053953/http://www.tokaiguitars.com/ As t...
by Paladin2019
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

Re: Please help me !

There's a wealth of info on the Canadian fakes on this very forum. Use the search term "fakai". IIRC they were made for a place called Mike's Music in or around 2005. Made in Korea but in a different factory without Tokai knowing. The semi hollows had an altered Tokai logo and the LP copies had a di...
by Paladin2019
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

Re: Please help me !

*sigh* Ok, wrong website. Here's the correct one (even though the info at the time was correct and the fakes were about 5 years away from being commissioned) Follow the links to "new love rocks"... https://web.archive.org/web/20030720053953/http://www.tokaiguitars.com/ Even without the website evide...
by Paladin2019
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Hi I guess :)
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Hi I guess :)

Hi people.... I was on these forums from 2000 til around 2010. I won't go into my forced absence here but needless to say from reading the forums there is a desperate need for knowledge. I've been on these forums continuously since then, and from your replies on the "please help me" thread it seems...
by Paladin2019
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

Re: Please help me !

These look like they were Korean built...Agile maybe? They've got a similar headstock and stumpy lower bout. This wasn't the Canadian Tokai site from the 80's was it :p Not Agile. Tokai Japan. Website is the official English language Tokai Japan website. We've answered the OP's question. Stop tryin...
by Paladin2019
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

Re: Please help me !

So because the LesPaul forum says it's legit...it must be legit? No, it's legit because Tokai made those guitars for a number of years around the turn of the millennium for the US market, as stated above. https://web.archive.org/web/20020609005900/http://www.tokai-guitars.com/guitars.html As you ca...
by Paladin2019
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a Japanese Tokai?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Is this a Japanese Tokai?

Agreed, looks real but it's not MIJ and as such it's way overpriced.
by Paladin2019
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

Re: Please help me !

It'll be rosewood for that model/year. The Customs only started getting ebony on the premium series about 5 years later. You may find a bit more info if you take out the pickups, sometimes the model number is pencilled into the cavity. It's nice that it still has the MIJ sticker, they don't often su...
by Paladin2019
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1040

Re: Please help me !

It's hard to tell because the photos are still terrible (what does it say on the back of the headstock???), but it looks like one of the old US models. Japanese made but with a shape and control layout intended to pacify a certain big brand's lawyers. I think it's a 2001 but there's not much info ou...
by Paladin2019
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help with replacement parts for my Tokai
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Help with replacement parts for my Tokai

Yes, the bridge posts are M4 :)
by Paladin2019
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help with replacement parts for my Tokai
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Help with replacement parts for my Tokai

The listing you linked to are incorrect. All MIJ Tokai 'Gibson' types have always had metric nickel hardware, which can make finding specialised replacement parts a nightmare since everyone assumes that imperial = nickel and metric = chrome, just like the sellers you linked to above! The difference ...