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by Emiel
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS

Looking forward to that! Can you give an estimate when?
by Emiel
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Source of brass M4 posts and steel bushings for Tokai LS

Any news on this particular topic? I am looking for a brass thumb wheel as well as a brass bridge post. I found Faber is selling a M4 brass thumb wheel, but not a brass bridge post: https://www.faberguitar.com/index.php?k=96&lang=eng Faber sells a steel bushing for the tailpiece too: https://www.fab...
by Emiel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups

So the ES100J's had '57 PAFs instead of Gotohs for the ES100R? Interesting. Mine were definitely original to the guitar as the soldering on the (mini) pots were immaculate. Pretty good sounding pickups actually!
by Emiel
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Distinguish ES 100 R/J pickups

Here are the pickups from my '81 ES100J.

They measure 8.21 and 8.50K... but they don't exactly sound and feel that powerful. I guess the magnets are not that strong...

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by Emiel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: Tokai Reborn Old, 1023290
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: Tokai Reborn Old, 1023290

Some pictures will help?

You might ask Gottfried at Faber Guitar as he imports these guitars:
https://www.faberguitar.com/
by Emiel
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 1
Views: 1728

Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Still looking!
by Emiel
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 3202

Re: NGD....ES100J

Lovely guitar! What is the neck profile on vintage ES100s? Is it generally same as the LS from the period? Any big differences? Based on my experience with two 1980 LS80s and two 1981 ES100s... I'd say the LS80 has a more rounded '58 profile, the ES100 feels a tiny bit slimmer. If I recall, the ES1...
by Emiel
Thu May 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 3202

Re: NGD....ES100J

Congrats, it looks mint! Based on experience with two ES100J's, the 'J' pickups are very low output and actually sound pretty good. I had mine changed for OX4's (again low output) and it's not a night and day difference. Mind, changing pickups and pots in an ES is one of the most frustrating jobs ev...
by Emiel
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD! Tokai LS80 1980 Les Paul Reborn
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

Re: NGD! Tokai LS80 1980 Les Paul Reborn

Nice figuring!

Interestingly, my Reborn Old has the serial # 00087xx, so the change from Les Paul Reborn to Reborn Old must have been between those numbers :) .
by Emiel
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 1
Views: 1728

Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Any early '80s Tokai Precision basses for sale? Looking mainly for a rosewood board PB80...
by Emiel
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1464

SOLD

Sold.
by Emiel
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Tokai LP gold top
Replies: 21
Views: 5830

Hi Hunter, you know that the two Goldtops on the right is one too many. Sell me one will ya :D
by Emiel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Years with Tokai high quality reputation
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

If you high end Japanese, I would say yes. The brand new LS186 I tried lately is close to my 1980 LS80 but not quite up there, so my guess is that from a LS250 onwards it will be very close. Plus you don't need to alter things on it, like a refret or a new bridge because the old one. But you'll prop...
by Emiel
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Tokai Acoustics
Topic: School me on Tokai acoustics
Replies: 10
Views: 9618

Cheers Peter.

I've managed to pick up this '76 CE600 for a good price. Lovely guitar!

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by Emiel
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LC-100 Black Beauty 1981
Replies: 13
Views: 4606

Just lovely! Are these generally heavier due to the all mahogany body?
Mono wrote:That is SO nice... Congratulations!
Unusual headstock on that one though, what's that about?
My ES100 has the same weird logo, very interested to hear the story behind this.