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by Mick51
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai LS1 R4 Goldtop Reborn Old
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Tokai LS1 R4 Goldtop Reborn Old

I have the R9 version, also from Gottfried, from roughly the same period. Wonderful guitar!

GLWS!
by Mick51
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TOKAI-UK / TOKAI-EUROPE ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: TOKAI-UK / TOKAI-EUROPE ?

Looks like a bad digital certificate.
Something is misconfigured, either intentionally or unintentionally.
by Mick51
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: That poor guitar...
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: That poor guitar...

Broken headstock and without its Dry Zs, I can't believe it's worth over $600 USD. At least, not to me..
by Mick51
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 LS-100s in excellent condition
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: 1981 LS-100s in excellent condition

Very nice!
by Mick51
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Looking for a bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Looking for a bridge

Faber makes excellent parts.
Standard ABR-1 replacement with raw brass inserts. Nickel plated brass.
Titanium inserts. Hybrid titanium / brass on the low / high strings.
Also, locking bridges.

Lots of good stuff!
by Mick51
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Recommendations for new case for ES-150R
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Yes, it will fit just fine.
Mine does.
by Mick51
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: SG
Replies: 12
Views: 2988

FEB. From that, I would guess a lacquer finish.
by Mick51
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LS-120
Replies: 19
Views: 6045

Solid top LS120s are relatively rare. The great majority of LS120s are veneers with very well matched and aligned veneers. For a true solid top, you'll have to do your due diligence, and expect to pay a pretty good price when you do find one. For a nice solid top, I would agree that $3 k USD wouldn'...
by Mick51
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: fender japan all rosewood
Replies: 2
Views: 2056

Beauty!
by Mick51
Thu May 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP GIBSON - Filed for chapter 11
Replies: 6
Views: 3266

I dunno. GM is still selling cars, after all.
by Mick51
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold.
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Beautiful PB! That top is spectacular!
by Mick51
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: HELP: Tokai Reborn Old evaluation
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

duff wrote:
codename505 wrote:
Glad to know this guitar is worth something now. Thanks.
I guess 600 usd in 1980 was also not considered as 'cheap'.
Beautiful guitar!
In 1980, the JPY was 200 to the USD.
So, more like $300 USD.
Amazing..
by Mick51
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Ls80 1978 with funny thing on neck
Replies: 27
Views: 6546

I remember the Gibson Les Paul's (I think Deluxe) form the 1970's that had 3 piece necks. I think they also had something like a 12 piece body or something like that. Those things sounded terrible. I believe that Gibson LPs went to a 3 piece neck early in the 1969 model year. Well prior to adding t...
by Mick51
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Ls80 1978 with funny thing on neck
Replies: 27
Views: 6546

I remember the Gibson Les Paul's (I think Deluxe) form the 1970's that had 3 piece necks. I think they also had something like a 12 piece body or something like that. Those things sounded terrible. I believe that Gibson LPs went to a 3 piece neck early in the 1969 model year. Well prior to adding t...
by Mick51
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 ES200J quite possibly the rarest MIJ guitar ever..
Replies: 25
Views: 6732

What a beauty!