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by ArthurS
Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Q&A's with Mr. Shohei Adachi, president of Tokai Gakki
Replies: 10
Views: 40136

Awesome! What's the deal with these supposed 'fake' Korean/Canadian Tokais? Which models are these and when were they sold?

Also, since he says that the company "Will never license the Tokai logo to any company in the world" what's the deal with Korean tokais in the first place?
by ArthurS
Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Cracked Pickup Mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 6510

The reason the rings crack like that is a result of the carved top on the guitar. The rings are made flat with no radius to fit the carved top. The best fix is new rings with the bottoms radiused to fit the guitar. This has happened to every one of my gibsons! Hope this helps. This is correct. Same...
by ArthurS
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS85Q specs? What electronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

They are an improvement but specially on bridge position,just try them and judge by yourself...... :wink: I agree. I was never satisfied with the bridge Gotoh on my 03 LS80, but I think the neck model sounds great, especially clean. In fact, I'm using the Gotoh in the neck at the moment and I have ...
by ArthurS
Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS75Q what string gauge comes stock?
Replies: 13
Views: 3753

Factory strings on my 2003 LS80F were definitely 9s. Switched to 10s straight away, which is what I've been using since.
by ArthurS
Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS80 Matte finish (MVF) pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 2784

Nah the hardware is all stock (at the moment the entire guitar is stock, with the exception of the pots+caps and the bridge pickup, which is a Wolfetone Marshallhead).

By the way, as far as I know even the glossy new Japanese Tokais come with nickel hardware.
by ArthurS
Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS80 Matte finish (MVF) pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 2784

Thanks for the comments!

Hans-J?rgen: the hardware is nickel.
by ArthurS
Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS80 Matte finish (MVF) pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 2784

LS80 Matte finish (MVF) pictures

Saw someone here earlier who wanted pictures of a matte LS80 or -85. I think another member posted some photos of a very nice matte cherry sunburst LS80, but since there aren't that many pictures around of satin Tokais around I thought I'd add some pictures of Matte Violin Finish (MVF) . It's my 200...
by ArthurS
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Gotoh mk-II Pickups?
Replies: 12
Views: 6293

Solone: the newer PAF Mk2's are wax-potted. Yours (a 2002 by the looks of it) will probably be potted as well. They are decent pickups (especially the neck isn't half bad), but replacing them with something better can truly be worthwhile.
by ArthurS
Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Semi-Pro Renegade Stratocaster???
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

JSD is correct. I wonder why Mike's Music continues to mislead customers by mentioning Tokai in every guitar auction he posts on eBay. Crafter, Renegade, everything has "Tokai" in the auction title. Bad business practice as far as I'm concerned :-?
by ArthurS
Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: the sg 70 exists?
Replies: 9
Views: 5306

I think only the english importer calls them USG (just as they call the LS models ALS). For the Japanese market they're still called the SG 70 as far as I know. This is the same guitar as the SG 60, until the MSRP of the entire Tokai line was raised slightly and the model numbers changed along with ...
by ArthurS
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PAF MkII versus PAF Mk4
Replies: 8
Views: 4674

A friend of mine has Mighty Mite in a Cort Strat he owns. They sound ok-ish... a bit flat and dull to my ears. Based on that, I wouldn't spend more than $30-35 on a pair of Mighty Mite humbuckers.' I have heard some good things about GFS Pickups, though. Guitarfetishstore sells them on eBay; they're...
by ArthurS
Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PAF MkII versus PAF Mk4
Replies: 8
Views: 4674

I don't know how much you're looking to spend, but if I were you, I wouldn't bother with the Epi or Tokai pickups - unless you can get them very, very cheap. There's many great second hand deals to be had on eBay for great pickups, or you could go 'adventurous' and have someone like HighOrder wind y...
by ArthurS
Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PAF MkII versus PAF Mk4
Replies: 8
Views: 4674

Sorry, can't help you :(

All I know is that I don't really like the Mk2s. The neck model is ok, but I don't like the bridge version at all. Big improvements can be made to Japanese Love Rocks by taking hte Mk2s out and replacing them with something else, unfortunately.
by ArthurS
Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: i need to know what tokai is this one
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

Looks like a 96 SG60 to me (though I didn't know Tokai put "Made in Japan" stickers on them back then). List price for those is 70.000 Yen these days, if I'm not mistaken. Price in stores should be 10-20% less.
by ArthurS
Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Jap or korean?
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

It's Korean, which is why it doesn't have a serial (I think Koreans only got a serial in 2002 or 2003, so yours is older than that).

Looks very nice, though :)