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by stratfan
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tokai presence at German Vintage show - March, 29-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 52835

I got tired of asking for details, such as prices, specs, and anticipated delivery, so I bought a brand new CIJ Fender Strat ST57-VSP-DMC from Ishibashi. Their price was about $1,200 including delivery, insurance, and a hard case. Not only did I get exceptional, fast service, I got nitro 2-colour su...
by stratfan
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Breezy identification
Replies: 15
Views: 6742

Sorry, the original link worked for me, please try this one.

http://s879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/stratfan/
by stratfan
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Breezy identification
Replies: 15
Views: 6742

By the way, should the "80" (that's stamped below the last fret) be finished with lacquer, or did they stamp them afterwards? I'm guessing lacquered, as it wouldn't make sense to stamp into the finished neck? The 80 in the picture doesn't look straight, was that common? Also, should the waterslide "...
by stratfan
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Breezy identification
Replies: 15
Views: 6742

Breezy identification

Hi guys. I'm thinking about buying this guitar: http://s879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/stratfan/ I want to be sure that it's not a fake, and that it has the correct markings etc before I make an offer. Any help or advice on what to look for will be greatly appreciated, I'm thinking about seeing it...
by stratfan
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: lets see everyones LS150s
Replies: 239
Views: 72387

Here's my LS150 HDC, a little late I know. I see some differences in the HDC coloring between models... http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/stratfan/LS150/JOHNSGUITAR053.jpg http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/stratfan/LS150/JOHNSGUITAR064.jpg http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/strat...
by stratfan
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: New Strat
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Looked at the other forums' threads, and the issue is just as fuzzy over there. Hercules are either good or bad for nitro, and the same can be said about the Ultimate guitar stands. I guess that if Fender are to believed, I shouldn't leave it in its case long term, and if the stands are iffy with ni...
by stratfan
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: New Strat
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Thanks for that info. The Strat is new, and I have a Tokai LS150 that is a year old. How long before the nitro has gassed-out?
by stratfan
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: New Strat
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Aah, clear as mud... I don't think that it's all a myth, as the manufacturer put the warning on the guitar, and I don't wish to find out the hard way that they were in fact right. This Japanese Strat cost me more than a new US made standard Strat. Although I believe it to be superior in many ways. A...
by stratfan
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: New Strat
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

New Strat

Hi guys. I just received my brand new Fender Japan 57DMC-VSP, two tone sunburst, Stratocaster, and I am thinking about hanging it on a wall when not in use. A friend at work read the Japanese warning label that came with the guitar, and it says that the guitar should not be kept in the case for long...
by stratfan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Calling all strat experts!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 10314

Can anyone vouch for the sound of the Dimarzio collection pups?
Like a standard strat, Texas specials, or what?
Also, does anyone know if they have the single coil hum, or has that been addressed too?
by stratfan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Calling all strat experts!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 10314

Went and odered it. Should be here in a week or so...

It has "DiMarzio Collection" pickups, anyone had experience of them?
by stratfan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Calling all strat experts!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 10314

Hi guys. I'm currently talking with a huge Japanese guitar store's web sales department about a brand new 2009 Fender ST57-VSP. 2pc alder body, oval maple neck, steel tremelo block, custom alnico pups, nitro two tone sunburst. MSRP 120,000 Yen. Selling price 90,000 Yen plus 14,000 Yen for shipping a...
by stratfan
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tokai presence at German Vintage show - March, 29-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 52835

OK Togps,

I think that it's time to stop pissing around and let us all know:

How much does each model cost?

When will they be available for purchase by us?

What are the wait times?

Eagerly awaiting your response.
by stratfan
Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tokai made JV Fenders
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Are the Tokai made Fenders easily identifiable? By S/N or some other means?
by stratfan
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tokai made JV Fenders
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Tokai made JV Fenders

Does anyone know of a way to tell which JV Fender Strats are currently made by Tokai?

If so please post info. If not, which are the comparable quality Fenders that are currently on sale in Japan that equate to an ST-80 or better?

Thanks for the time...