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by garygkn
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: MIJ Tokai with a 6 figure serial number and 3 screws?
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Thank you everyone. I can see no evidence that it is MIJ. The seller is adamant it is a MIJ. I'm walking away. Hopefully no one else buys it believing it to be a MIJ. I know the seller is convinced but this is to his financial gain. It's in his interests only as he can benefit from selling it as a M...
by garygkn
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: MIJ Tokai with a 6 figure serial number and 3 screws?
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

It's on eBay the seller is adamant that it is a MIJ.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3476911111
by garygkn
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: MIJ Tokai with a 6 figure serial number and 3 screws?
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

MIJ Tokai with a 6 figure serial number and 3 screws?

Hi,
Looking at a Tokai SG3 it has a 6 figure serial number and 3 screws on the truss rod cover is this a MIJ? I am thinking it has to be Korean or possibly made in China? How is it possible to tell. Seller says it's Japanese but what evidence should I be looking at?
by garygkn
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Les Paul Junior
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Tokai Les Paul Junior

I'm quite interested in getting a Tokai Les Paul Junior. At the moment I am just researching. I've seen some pictures of a good looking cherry Tokai Les Paul Jr and found a TV yellow Tokai LP Jr on ebay which looked different as the pick up was not in the back but in the middle. My query is what is ...
by garygkn
Sat May 09, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTT: My 1980 LS-80 LP Reborn for early ST-80 or 100
Replies: 7
Views: 3226

Nice finish.
What's the price?
by garygkn
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS models
Replies: 18
Views: 7884

Many thanks for all the replies. To be fair I have found the models bewildering. The LS120, I was told today is a 2012 issue, although when I look at the 2012 catalogue I can't see it there at all. I noticed a nice LS150 (which is 2005) in the classifieds and there are 2 Love Rock II guitars. they d...
by garygkn
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS models
Replies: 18
Views: 7884

OK is there a big difference between an LS120 and an LS150?
Both guitars are around 2005 - 2008.
by garygkn
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold: 2002 Tokai Love Rock II - One of the first - Sold
Replies: 10
Views: 6130

Interesting guitar.
I'm unsure what this actually sounds like.
Do you have any sound files?
Can you get a hard case for this guitar?

Thanks,
Gary
by garygkn
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS models
Replies: 18
Views: 7884

Thanks for the link.
That guitar is an interesting concept.
I must dig out some research on this model.
by garygkn
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS models
Replies: 18
Views: 7884

Tokai LS models

I have done a bit of research. So I know that the higher the number the higher the quality. I have seen a few LS75 guitars for sale these look very good to me. I got sucked in when reading about the LS 200 and these seem too good for me. So I was wondering about the 100, 150 and 160 as they also loo...
by garygkn
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Fresher for a nice price in the bay
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

What are "Fresher" guitars?


Found this:

http://www.vintageguitar.com/features/b ... p?AID=1032


should explain all.
by garygkn
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES 335 clone
Replies: 17
Views: 9780

Thanks Stratman, I am prepared to be patient, it will give me time to raise the cash.
by garygkn
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES 335 clone
Replies: 17
Views: 9780

They certainly have the looks and more importantly from what I am hearing they also have the sound. How much would a used ES120 from the 80's or 90' compare in price to a more recently built MIJ model? Also would it be better to buy new? I would be looking at buying in the UK. Were some guitars a pu...
by garygkn
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 7OKAI SILVER STAR 1980 ss-36
Replies: 24
Views: 7746

How much would I expect to pay for one of those being based in the UK?
by garygkn
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES 335 clone
Replies: 17
Views: 9780

Thanks for that .

I think I would be looking at a Japanese ES 120 or 130 perhaps an ES 100 although I am not exactly sure what this model is other than a 335 clone.

Are the older ones a better bet than the newer ones?

Also how would an 80's Korean Epiphone Sheraton hold up to one of these guitars?