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by rabpal
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai China
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

Tokai China

Something i've been curious about for a while. The Tokai catalogues indicate that left handed ALS 48/50/55 only come in 2 colours, CS and VF but i've noticed a few HDCs available from some online retailers. Will these be legit? Maybe custom colour orders?
by rabpal
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help Identifying Love Rock Model
Replies: 17
Views: 7052

I have one of these MIC Tokais from 2013, the one i have has a mahogany body with a thick maple cap with a veneer on top.
by rabpal
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Orville
Topic: Ever wondered how good Orvilles really are?
Replies: 18
Views: 10851

What guitar centre up there has a lefty Tokai then? :lol:
by rabpal
Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Ain't she a beauty!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Usually they do have the dimple, i suppose some must slip through the net sometimes. Fantastic looking LC tho...
by rabpal
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: well done the Tokai Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 4550

Well said Jockai!

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by rabpal
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

Ok got the nut replaced and have been playing it constantly, it is an excellent guitar i must say. True vintage tone from this baby... very impressive! Any way i gave it a good clean up, got most of the tarnishing off the saddles and bridge, very pleased with this Goldie.
by rabpal
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

I have played it for all of 5 seconds... The strings sounded dull and wouldn't ring out properly, so i thought i would change them. When changing them, the nut that was on the guitar(non original) came away in at least 3 pieces,(Nightmare!) so i've ordered a new bone nut and am waiting for it to arr...
by rabpal
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

The neck is a v neck(not a pullover) although it's not a 4 digit serial, it's a 5 digit serial number. For me an excellent '56 replica.
*Edit* Oops, not '56 but '54. :oops:
by rabpal
Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

You are most probably right Mike, just thinking about the extra yen for being a lefty as well as the custom colour. Can't wait to play it...
by rabpal
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

Yes it does... OMB colour code, Old Metallic Blue perhaps? V stamped pickups, i think this could be an elusive lefty tst-65/70, i am trying to get a hold of the original owner to see if he remembers what sticker was on it.
by rabpal
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

Got the Goldie today, first thing that struck me was the weight... Heavier than my Fender Japan reissue and also my new mexican standard.
by rabpal
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

I hope so, the goldie arrives today i'll get some proper pics up when it comes. I eventually got it for ?390, so not too bad. Can't wait!!!!
by rabpal
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

Thanks for the info, i decided to go with the Goldie and should have it by Friday. The guy said he would say it was in 8/10 condition as opposed to the other guy saying it was average condition on Monday. Anyway, looking forward to getting this one, it was between the Goldie or an '88 Fender Japan '...
by rabpal
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10630

I suppose most owners of these guitars wouldn't know of the significance of these stickers at purchase... So when it comes to TST or ST Tokais, which are considered higher end? I was told that if they have Kluson style tuners they up the higher end of the scale, not that it bothers me... I'm just in...