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by Schocker
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Edwards SG neck wobble
Replies: 10
Views: 4560

Nice, thanks!
by Schocker
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: No more Epiphone Elitist?
Replies: 26
Views: 8921

I didn't know that any Epiphones used the Gibson headstock shape, I thought they all used the older type elongated Epiphone headstock shape? The Casino certainly did. The Gibson-based models (eg Les Pauls, the 335 'Dot', SGs, etc) used either an open-book headstock (for the domestic/Japanese market...
by Schocker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Edwards SG neck wobble
Replies: 10
Views: 4560

Edwards SG neck wobble

I've read in a couple of places (and, yes, I know you shouldn't believe everything you read...) that the Edwards SGs can suffer from 'neck wobble'. I'm vaguely considering acquiring one of these (not a neck wobble, I hope) so I wondered if any of you who have had experience of SGs and more particula...
by Schocker
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES Models
Replies: 33
Views: 12565

I picked it up right here from Tez ("tezza-j") for the sum of ?500. We made the transaction at Euston Station, which sounds shady enough without me looking like a hungover tramp from a ridiculous weekend of debauchery. I nearly left her on the train in Manchester too! I just sold one on eBay a mont...
by Schocker
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES Models
Replies: 33
Views: 12565

Alan, I'm intrigued by the Greco. Could you divulge where you got it and how much it set you back? :D
by Schocker
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai SG necks
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Tokai SG necks

How do Tokai SG necks shape up (excuse the pun, please!) with other versions of this design? I have a Greco which has a much fuller neck profile than the traditional quite shallow SG type and I've read that the SG-85, as I believe it is currently priced/named, has quite a chunky profile, whilst the ...
by Schocker
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What happened to all the Epiphone Japan guitars..?!
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

What happened to all the Epiphone Japan guitars..?!

It occurred to me the other day when I was browsing eBay that a couple of years ago there'd always be an Epiphone Japan 335 on there. I haven't seen one for auction there or on Yahoo Japan, Digimart, etc, for ages. I know that they're being collected but you normally get things surfacing now and aga...
by Schocker
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Web sellers
Replies: 23
Views: 6863

I've pretty much drawn a blank on this. Ishibashi and Apollon Music don't handle Tokai any more. Places which do ship internationally don't seem to have any in stock. Some of the UK dealers may ship to the USA but remember that their Tokais will have the extra 'dimple' in the headstock and that the ...
by Schocker
Wed May 07, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japanese sources for Tokai?
Replies: 17
Views: 6228

Have a look on ebay. There are other long time Japanese sellers (many whom I've bought from) there Cheers, I'll keep looking there. Although I seem to be spending quite a lot of time eBaying Tokai and MIJ guitars as it is! These "japanese shops" threads usually are quite unsuccesful Most of the tim...
by Schocker
Wed May 07, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japanese sources for Tokai?
Replies: 17
Views: 6228

Have a look on ebay. There are other long time Japanese sellers (many whom I've bought from) there Cheers, I'll keep looking there. Although I seem to be spending quite a lot of time eBaying Tokai and MIJ guitars as it is! These "japanese shops" threads usually are quite unsuccesful Most of the tim...
by Schocker
Wed May 07, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japanese sources for Tokai?
Replies: 17
Views: 6228

It's not just the bump - it's the exchange rate of the dollar to the Pound Sterling (approx 2 to one) and the Euro. Another very good point. The strength of the pound to the dollar isn't quite as favourable to us in the UK as it was recently but it's still a decent incentive. The pound:Japanese yen...
by Schocker
Tue May 06, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japanese sources for Tokai?
Replies: 17
Views: 6228

Very respectable dealer http://stores.ebay.com.au/MIJ-Guitar-HISASHI And single-handedly representing the cause of new Tokais on eBay most of the time, it would seem. I should clarify that I'm excluding UK dealers due to that small but off-putting matter of the the headstock 'bump'. It's a shame th...
by Schocker
Tue May 06, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japanese sources for Tokai?
Replies: 17
Views: 6228

Japanese sources for Tokai?

Now that Ishibashi has stopped carrying Tokai, where can one acquire them from Japan as an international customer?

Your suggestions would be appreciated (by me, although I can't speak for my missus! :P ).
by Schocker
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Sharing Is Caring!
Replies: 18
Views: 5458

1976 was a really good year. Joe released Sandinista.


Erm, wasn't that released in 1980..? :-?
by Schocker
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Let the healing begin!
Replies: 72
Views: 15919

I find this thread offensive. When I saw the title, I got the impression that a seller whose auctions I've seen on a frequent basis and have considered buying from had done something less than legitimate. Had I not read the content, this would be the impression I would have been left with. It turns ...