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by sneakyjapan
Sun May 18, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living in Japan
Replies: 13
Views: 7060

years ago it was the dye they used for colored the toilet paper that was the problem.
by sneakyjapan
Sun May 18, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NGD: Yamaha Studio Lord SL550 "Les Paul"
Replies: 1
Views: 1982

The old SG`s I have owned and seen are dated on the bottom of the pick-ups with the old Japanese system... the Yamaha LP-400 I has wasn`t though.
by sneakyjapan
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living in Japan
Replies: 13
Views: 7060

If you love cheesecake and are coming to Japan, get someone to teach you how to make it before you came...what they call cheesecake in Japan is not cheesecake. I`m not big on sweets so those girls would know more than I do however I find cakes and puddings not nearly as sweet as they are in Canada, ...
by sneakyjapan
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living in Japan
Replies: 13
Views: 7060

If that girl can`t find plain white toilet paper, she isn`t looking hard enough...it`s all we buy and it`s in every drug store in the city. I have seen apartments that are 4.5 tatami mats...smaller than what the first girl is living in. She talks of Japan like it`s the same everywhere...it isn`t, pl...
by sneakyjapan
Thu May 09, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Alder or sen ash? Can't figure out which one is which
Replies: 21
Views: 6145

Silvery...like, similar to, the Guild photographed above.
by sneakyjapan
Wed May 08, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Alder or sen ash? Can't figure out which one is which
Replies: 21
Views: 6145

all the sen I have and have seen over here has a silvery look to it, the weight has varied as well, some was heavier while some was lighter.
by sneakyjapan
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1984 MIJ Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Yeah, in my experience, buyers want to know what they`re buying.
by sneakyjapan
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Visiting Japan ... Where to shop?
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

Yes open on Sundays....there are lots of churches in this city, I see gaijin Mormons on bicycles almost everyday....so theres just about everything here. Thinking of joining a cult?...lots of those around too.
by sneakyjapan
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS-160 shortage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Pick up some catalogues while you`re in the shops....look for Player magazines too, they always have ads from shops.
by sneakyjapan
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Visiting Japan ... Where to shop?
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

Thats why I said, don`t hesitate if you see something....I learned that lesson early on. Sometimes I go months without seeing anything up here so luck plays a huge role for me, right place right time kind of think...and I have been extremely lucky over the years. About 30 million people in the great...
by sneakyjapan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Bacchus/Momose/Deviser
Topic: Navigator Logo
Replies: 9
Views: 7038

From what I have seen in Japan, the ESPartos and telESPos were early, 1970`s, they published some special catalogues during their anniversary year a while ago that had a pictorial history of their guitars and those models were among the earliest.
by sneakyjapan
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Visiting Japan ... Where to shop?
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

I`m not in Tokyo, I`m just talking about what shops offer on guitars I brought to them....I can`t speak for the entire country, I don`t pretend to know everything about that...could be different in big cities though I`d be surprised if it were. I was offered 10% of the sale price...not manufacturer`...
by sneakyjapan
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Visiting Japan ... Where to shop?
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

Trouble is, every guitar player on the planet now knows about Ochanomizu so competition is fierce, you`ll have to be lucky and not hesitate if you see something, waiting even a day can be too late. I have had amazing luck in the second hand shops like Hard Off and 2nd Street. I often haggle, though ...
by sneakyjapan
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2004 History ZMS-CFS (BS) Semi Hollow MIJ
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

I own some History guitars, in 2004 they were still using Timeless Timber, only in the past couple of years have they changed to Heritage wood...probably the same timbers found at the bottom of the Great Lakes but maybe provided by a different company, not sure why they changed the name. Anyways...t...
by sneakyjapan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: The Dime Les Paul
Replies: 8
Views: 4758

Thank you for the history lesson :D I know you have a dollar coin that known as a looney after the bird that is on it. Round these parts the only bluenoses we have are Everton supporters! :lol: British humor, I love it...I grew up with it...that and a French Canadian father who came out with his ow...