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by firebird65
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Unusual serial number on my Tele?
Replies: 15
Views: 5411

Just thinking if the neck had been refinished, check the photos on the link, the stamp on the heel of the neck is still ok so it doesn't seem to have been stripped, can you remove the logo without sanding or stripping it?
by firebird65
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Unusual serial number on my Tele?
Replies: 15
Views: 5411

Second Breezy I've seen the last couple weeks that doesn't say Breezysound below the Tokai logo on the headstock. I think it's the same guitar I referred to in this thread: http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=16779 The serial number looks like the same ones used on the Fender US re-issues. Ma...
by firebird65
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Unusual serial number on my Tele?
Replies: 15
Views: 5411

Is the bridge plate stamped with Tokai (or anything else). Second Breezy I've seen the last couple weeks that doesn't say Breezysound below the Tokai logo on the headstock. Yes, the bridge plate is stamped TOKAI. Everything about it seems correct except for an unusual serial number. I've had this g...
by firebird65
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Unusual serial number on my Tele?
Replies: 15
Views: 5411

I've added a pic of the neck plate showing the serial number, it's a V alright.
by firebird65
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Unusual serial number on my Tele?
Replies: 15
Views: 5411

What are you getting when you try the link? I've unlocked everything I can see on photobucket.

This is the link it tells me to use;

http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j203/ ... ai%20Tele/
by firebird65
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Unusual serial number on my Tele?
Replies: 15
Views: 5411

Unusual serial number on my Tele?

Hi guys, can you help me with my Tokai tele? it's a pre 1982 model, blonde and has an unusual serial number; V019381, does this make it a 1981 model? what is the significance of the V? There are some pics on photobucket; http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j203/firebird65/Tokai%20Tele/ Thanks, Paul.
by firebird65
Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: God awful Orange/why I love my Tok's
Replies: 15
Views: 5306

Bill Nelson(s Red Nose)

Great live version of Maid in Heaven on one of the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' DVDs, I can't remember if it's the second or third one. Also check-out the King Crimson performance from 1980ish, it's amazing.
by firebird65
Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Intonation problem on one string.
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

No problem. Let us know the result.
I can also recommend a good guitar and amp tech in Morayshire, if anyone gets that far north.
Paul.
by firebird65
Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Intonation problem on one string.
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

Well my brother came up with two techs in Edinburgh, there's LIVE music on Leven Street, (0131 229 2829), I think he mentioned a guy called Phil (also said that Phil doesn't charge enough for his work - bonus), and also there's a good tech at Sound Control (0131 557 3986) on St Marys street (just of...
by firebird65
Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Intonation problem on one string.
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

I agree completly with Paladin, I'll get info on techs in the area.
by firebird65
Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Intonation problem on one string.
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

My brother worked in Scayles music in Edinburgh until last week, I'll ask him to recommend a tech and where to get a nut.
I'll try and get hold of him today or tomorrow.
Keep watching ths skies.
by firebird65
Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Intonation problem on one string.
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

Getting the nut is not a problem, you can find a guitar shop in a magazine or on the internet, getting a tech may be more of a problem, your local guitar shop should help, what part of the world are you in?
by firebird65
Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Intonation problem on one string.
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

Sounds like the nut slot is not cut deep enough, causing the string to play sharp, dont cut it without the correct file cos you'll end up with the wrong shape cut and it'll grab the string or some other horror, get a tech to do it.
by firebird65
Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Yuck
Replies: 3
Views: 1961

A common act of abuse in the '80s and early '90s. Why not just buy a superstrat? Mr Kahler should be spinning in his grave (if he's dead) because of the torture he allowed to be inflicted on innocent Les Pauls (real ones too). But I suppose you can do whatever you want to your own guitar, and if it ...
by firebird65
Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Gibson goes after Tokai
Replies: 16
Views: 6994

I dont think that the standard Les Paul (not LP Standard) is much more expensive than it was 20 years ago, taking inflation into consideration, but the re-issues, signature models, fancy finishes, custom aged etc... are a crazy price, you could easily buy a beautiful genuine '56 Les Paul for less mo...