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by BlueThird
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: THE BLIND TEST ENDED
Replies: 46
Views: 10753

I'm not convinced that someone's distress at another human being having bought a new guitar (an unambiguous act of love, quite obviously) can possibly compare to mine at hearing echoes of Knopfler!
by BlueThird
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: THE BLIND TEST ENDED
Replies: 46
Views: 10753

Thought that different guitars sounded better with different segments, and could happily live with K1, K3 or K4. I'm guessing that K1 and K3 are the same. To my ear K2 was clearly the worst of the bunch ? too murky in the lower registers. But that was only until just after the two and a half minute ...
by BlueThird
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Nitro Cellulose Finish on Vintage Tokai's.
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Haven't done anything like the same number of tests, but I noticed the same thing when I did it to my ST-80 from 1980 and my LS-50/60/80 from 1983. Nothing happened with the ST, despite the fact that they're always said to have a nitro finish; the finish on the LS melted immediately.
by BlueThird
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1980 Greco Super Real J-45 Acoustic
Replies: 8
Views: 4314

You can't get the images to work because you're posting the wrong page location. The one you wrapped in the tag is still an html page. You should have used this, which is the address for the jpg itself: http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/bagadix/Greco%20Super%20Real%20J45/GrecoJ45full2.jpg Voi...
by BlueThird
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: MIJ Love Rock Les Paul Standard ID Help,
Replies: 11
Views: 4852

Very odd indeed. Custom build? Factory second?
by BlueThird
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Gibson J-160E Copy and Hofner Violin Bass Copy
Replies: 3
Views: 5823

Are you in a covers hand, glennon?
by BlueThird
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Gibson J-160E Copy and Hofner Violin Bass Copy
Replies: 3
Views: 5823

Had the pleasure of playing a friend's VB-48 recently, and though it took a fair bit of work to get it set up reasonably, it's a great little bass. The saddle compensation on the bridge is too much for the scale length (I'm guessing Tokai bought a bridge in rather than designing and making it themse...
by BlueThird
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Concerned about Tokai Fake - what is my recourse?
Replies: 70
Views: 24306

space_114 wrote:Your responses and critque are circular and without any merit ...
:o :roll: :o :roll: :o :roll:


space_114 wrote: Give it a rest ...
Please, please, Mr Space. Could you possibly lead the way, and show us how it's done? We'd be very grateful, sir. All you'd need to do is to stop posting.
by BlueThird
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1997 TOKAI LP STD 59RI FLAME TOP SUPER RARE
Replies: 9
Views: 3963

The inlay looks similar to the one they use on some of the Cat's Eyes acoustics, and which is clearly meant to be suggestive of the old Martin logo, but I'm not convinced that it's identical. Can't find anything to compare it to, unfortunately.
by BlueThird
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ZAKK WYLDE TOKAI BULLSEYE LES PAUL COPY
Replies: 110
Views: 45728

Re: My Zakk & Epi and Faki Tokai's

I am just giving my opinion and information i have researched as fact? If only that were the case, Space. You're also spitting out absolute drivel on a regular basis. As Paladin2019 said, if you can't understand the difference between copying and fraud, you shouldn't be arguing about it. But that's...
by BlueThird
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS92 & LS160
Replies: 37
Views: 19327

If you take a close look at the Tokai website, it seems that you don't just get the same construction with the LS92 (left) as the LS160, you get the exact same grain pattern! Still, the amber cell inlays on the LS160 do give it a certain pizzazz. http://gallery.me.com/bluethird/100007/LS92%2BLS160/w...
by BlueThird
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Recommend me a case for Tokai ES135
Replies: 14
Views: 6161

Bought one of the Gator Cali Girl cases for a Love Rock a little while back, and that doesn't accommodate the neck/headstock angle either. Rests on the headstock, too. Currently using a spare wheatbag on top of the accessories compartment to give full support to the neck and move the headstock to sa...
by BlueThird
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Flipping saddles on LS125F
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Had to do that too. Assuming that it's the same bridge design (not necessarily the case given that mine's from '83) it should just be a matter of removing the retaining wire and lifting them out.
by BlueThird
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Buying a strat body
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

So what's the quality like on the one that you bought, Iain? Did they mention where they get them from?

Good luck with the nitro!
by BlueThird
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Australia Perth dealer?
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

From the dealers I've spoken to, it seems that Tokai Australia pulled out of their old networks a few years back and went direct. Their website won't help you all that much, but they do still have a strong link to River Music.