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by Paladin2019
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a fakai?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Is this a fakai?

The spec and price do indeed say premium. It's probably real ebony on the fretboard as well in that case. Only discrepancy is the tuners but with limited runs the spec can change. It's a pity the pictures are so bad and there's no shots of the electronics or the area under the pickups. Maybe you cou...
by Paladin2019
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a fakai?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Is this a fakai?

I can't see that model in any catalogues but to me it looks like a legit MIJ. Bridge is right, tailpiece placement is right, fleur-de-lis inlay is right, truss rod cover is right, headstock text is right, back plates are right. The headstock shape and Tokai logo seem slightly off but that could easi...
by Paladin2019
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What did I just buy? Tokai LS-320 2002?
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: What did I just buy? Tokai LS-320 2002?

The switch tip is non original, it should be orange. Easy enough to find a replacement. I've got a 200 from the same era which has one of the fattest necks I've seen on a Tokai so you might be in luck!
by Paladin2019
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: identify model by serial number
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: identify model by serial number

The serial number can't tell you the model, but it does tell you that it's made in China in the year 2019.
by Paladin2019
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai from Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Tokai from Germany

Could it be a trick of the light? As standard most of the Love Rock range seem to have frets which are quite wide with a low to medium height. Those photos might show a similar shape if you squint. Have you emailed them to ask? I know exactly how you feel and my old faithful is in the shop right now...
by Paladin2019
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: CH0808**** serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: CH0808**** serial numbers

What information do you have that CH means China? You found one example on the forum from four years ago where doubt was cast on this, and the person who did so didn't know enough to be able to tell if it was Japanese or not. CH or CN at the start of the serial number means made in China. Here is a...
by Paladin2019
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: CH0808**** serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: CH0808**** serial numbers

The previous owner was mistaken. From your story it sounds like a simple error, not a deception.

CH = China (no exceptions that I'm aware of)

Number starts 08 = Manufactured in 2008, well into the Chinese era.
by Paladin2019
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai-UK lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Tokai-UK lately?

At one point about 15 years ago they were very popular and it was easy to find the Japanese models in many UK stores. After a few years they went out of fashion and for a long time you only ever saw the Chinese models. I hope they're coming back.
by Paladin2019
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: My take on a Santana track - Tokai Loverocks
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: My take on a Santana track - Tokai Loverocks

Love this! All three Tok's look and sound amazing.

What was the rest of the rig?
by Paladin2019
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: The 2020 Tokai LS-320
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Re: The 2020 Tokai LS-320

Where can I get those pickup rings? Mine are the salmon pink type and I've never found a cream replacement that 1. fits and 2. is not cheap garbage.
by Paladin2019
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 1990´s MIJ Loverock value
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: 1990´s MIJ Loverock value

Pictures?
by Paladin2019
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai FA235 VS v FA245 VS
Replies: 3
Views: 491

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: 473

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: 1435

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: 697

Re: 94 Tokai Ls55 possible value?

Link not working for me.

Even without seeing pictures, that price is way above market value.