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by PHANTOMLORD
Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Highly recommended non Tokai
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Highly recommended non Tokai

If you ever see an Dearmond M-75 or M-75T give it a try, I bought mine for next to nothing and boy o boy is it sweet, resonant isn't the word they are almost as loud as acoustics unplugged and the USA made pickups are fantasic. Spot on finish and silky smooth neck to go.

A very underrated machine!
by PHANTOMLORD
Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:51 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Yamaha Studio Lord ( 80ies??)
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Weird a friend of mine had a Studio Lord 450 and it has a solid two piece top and correct headstock and is fantastic! This is apparently a higher grade model and yet does not look the biz.
by PHANTOMLORD
Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: GoldStar Sound Strato On EbAy
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Nice, not a lot of grain on the bod, were any early Tok's made with Basswood?

Trussrod cover on headstock doesn't look like walnut - odd?
by PHANTOMLORD
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Just bagged a nice Goldstar, my first.
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

thats beautiful man... i assume u live in the uk...just think what guitar u cud get brand new for that price...anywhere in europe actually A whole heap of junk :D Now praying it gets here safely. Actually i'm having a lot of luck as recently I also picked up a Dearmond/Guild M-75 second hand, in st...
by PHANTOMLORD
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Just bagged a nice Goldstar, my first.
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Cheers, I wondered what the second Tok was. I can't wait to get it.
by PHANTOMLORD
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Just bagged a nice Goldstar, my first.
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Just bagged a nice Goldstar, my first.

Here tis.. looks like an nice Alder or ash bod:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1

Is this a decent price? looks to be in nice condition.
by PHANTOMLORD
Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japan vs Korea ...
Replies: 12
Views: 5535

Korean SG

I just bought a Korean Korina SG on Ebay (buy now) for ?100 -Seymour duncan at the bridge too. Now unless Korean Tokais are on par with Tawainese Squires then I couldn't be a happier bunny. :wink:
by PHANTOMLORD
Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TOKAI LS50 REBORN
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

TOKAI LS50 REBORN

There's a outside chance that I may be able to buy one soon - with 'Les Paul' logo on headstock. It's a sunburst model with a two piece cap. I'm selling a lot of guitars in order to buy this guitar - what price tops should I consider paying? Bearing in mind the guitar is in Japan and it will be ship...
by PHANTOMLORD
Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: I know this is naughty...
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

I know this is naughty...

however the topic/guitar in question is loosely related to early Tokai production. I just bought this for what hopefully is a bargain price, a few issues but non too serious according to the seller. What do you think, anyone out there have any opinions on this model? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI...
by PHANTOMLORD
Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 335 modles
Replies: 20
Views: 7098

335 MODELS

Schocker wrote:Phantom, which shop was the ES-100 in for ?799?
Sorry for late reply - missed this one - the shop in Birmingham used to be called Musical Exchange - on Snow Hill?

Related to this does anyone know if the 335 type models are mostly Korean and Japanese models being scarcer.
by PHANTOMLORD
Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Must Sell: 2001 MIJ Tokai Love Rock
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

Is this still for sale? Are you in the uK?
by PHANTOMLORD
Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai v's Orville
Replies: 15
Views: 5925

Orvilles

Yep I'm in the UK - I imagine i'll have to look to USA or Japan for Orvilles?
by PHANTOMLORD
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:45 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai v's Orville
Replies: 15
Views: 5925

Tokai v's Orville

I'm about to take the plung on buying a Pauly/Loverock type guitar and wonder if anyone has tried/owned an Orville Les Paul as a comparison to a mid range Loverock
by PHANTOMLORD
Thu Aug 21, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: RESHAPING HEADSTOCKS
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Headstock

I actually like Tokais variant on the classic shape - it one of the few that actually seems in keeping with shape of the body etc

Epiphone 'Strat' anyone?