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by throstur
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 3236

marcusnieman wrote:
jonah65 wrote:got to have a maple neck on a strat :wink:
Maybe on a 70's strat.... :wink:
The rosewood necks were laminated :lol: :lol: :lol:
by throstur
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 3236

jonah65 wrote:ha ha, i've got a '77 maple neck fender strat (lacquer is coming away from the fret board) and it's a great guitar, no wobbly neck, and a great tone.
:-?
You are lucky it's a maple neck ;-)
by throstur
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 3236

They are lovely guitars and I used to have an actual fender 70's three bolt which was horrific. I tested one USA Strat 1978 model the other day, it was horrible! Heavy, ugly, dead/dull sounding and with something I would not call rosewood fretboard. I'd rather call it a laminated neck. I have never...
by throstur
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 3236

They differ with hardware, materials and finish. SS-80s are the top of the heap with I believe SS-36 at the bottom. Nice copies of 707s strats. It must be relevant then, when deciding how much to pay for a Silver Star, to know if it is a SS-36, SS-80 or something in between, right? In my Tokai LP r...
by throstur
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 3236

Tokai Silver Star 1983

I have been offered a Tokai Silver Star 1983 model. Have not seen it yet. What is your opinion on this? I am going to take a look at it tomorrow or Wednesday, it sure would be nice to know something about it when I check it out. Are all Silver Stars born equal, or do they differ in quality and price...
by throstur
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New versus old
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

wulfman wrote:I am sure in 20 years people will be happy to chose the "old" premium ones from 2012 over the latest LS-800 premium models. :wink:
You are right there my friend :D
by throstur
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New versus old
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

Diamond wrote:
throstur wrote:while modern premium models are LS-160 and up (or LS-150 plain top only, prior to 2009).
Not too sure what this means, but I'll check it out in an encyclopaedia. :D
I think it means that if you want a new Tokai with the same specs as a vintage LS-80, you would have to get new LS-160.
:)
by throstur
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New versus old
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

Thanks Reborn Old, this is what I was after with my post, opinions from people that own or have tried both new and old Tokai?s. Your post is very interesting indeed. It is very useful to know that a base vintage premium model is LS-80 and up, while modern premium models are LS-160 and up (or LS-150 ...
by throstur
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New versus old
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

After I got my 1989 LS-55 I fully understand what the fuzz is about. It?s better IMHO than any Gibson LP that I have owned and played. It has this singing woody feel and I can get rich harmonics all over the fretboard, without effort, whenever I like. So the "old" LS 80 and the "new" LS150 should ha...
by throstur
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New versus old
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

A philosophical question. In old and new there are guitars with different specs (wood, puckups, bridge, caps) So ist really depends. Is a LS-50 from the eighties better than a 2012 LS-360? Your mileage may vary. I consider myself a player, but i do like older gear for personal taste reasons. . Yeah...
by throstur
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New versus old
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

New versus old

It would be interesting to hear from people that have played both the ?old? Reborns and Love Rocks and have also played and examined the newer high end guitars from Tokai, say guitars made after 2000. How do the new ones stand up against the old ones? Are they of similar quality as the old ones? Do ...
by throstur
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Yamaha SG 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 3164

It seems to be hard for me to find a dealer that is willing to order these pots for me, in Iceland anyway. ;-(
by throstur
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai LS100 Reborn model 1979
Replies: 32
Views: 6296

Tokai LS100 Reborn model 1979

What are your thougts on this one. Seems to be a good price if it is an totally original Tokai LS100 Reborn, model 1979, as stated.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Vintage-To ... 19d2312f41

Cheers
T
by throstur
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Yamaha SG 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 3164

Thanks mate. I think Yamaha discontinued the push/push pots used in the "old" SG1000 and SG2000. I have been trying in vain to find out what they use in the new/reissue SG1000/2000 guitars.

Cheers
TIV
by throstur
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Yamaha SG 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 3164

Yamaha SG 1000

I have a nice 1998 Yamaha SG 1000. It has been refretted and unfortunately the pots have been changed. It probably had two 500K Volume pots originally and two push/push tone pots, probably 300K. It has the original pickups and a dead straight neck, ebony fingerboard and weights 4300 grams. I would l...