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  Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
Paladin2019

Replies: 14
Views: 454

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:12 am   Subject: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster

As much as I respect Gottfried's opinion on most things Tokai, I think that he is wrong on on the question of this so called "Goldstar" tele.

I actually have a Love Rock from around t ...
  Topic: Tokai LS Quilt HDC identify model
Paladin2019

Replies: 6
Views: 482

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:40 am   Subject: Tokai LS Quilt HDC identify model
CTS pots and an alu TP are certainly markers of the more high end models. Is there binding on the fret ends?

Honestly, pictures would be a big help and a possible future reference for others.
  Topic: Tokai LS Quilt HDC identify model
Paladin2019

Replies: 6
Views: 482

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:45 pm   Subject: Re: Resolved identity of Tokai LS Quilt
From Tokai:
"Thanks for the pictures. The model should be the special order in 2004 made in Japan. The model is based on LS135, it should adopt quilted veneer and MOP inlay. P.U. name LP-F is th ...
  Topic: Love Rock identification
Paladin2019

Replies: 5
Views: 446

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:48 pm   Subject: Love Rock identification
Well, this is all very odd. No SN, but two screws in the truss rod cover and a Gibson bell fitted. Black cavity covers but a Chinese/Korean style bridge.

For me the bridge is the decider, it's almo ...
  Topic: Tokai made Greco SA ES 335 Model
Paladin2019

Replies: 15
Views: 963

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: Tokai made Greco SA ES 335 Model
Aloha Crew,

Been wondering what model this guitar is and think I know now. i understand that Tokai made some Grecos in the 1980ís

Where did you hear this?
  Topic: Tokai LS Quilt HDC identify model
Paladin2019

Replies: 6
Views: 482

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:28 am   Subject: Tokai LS Quilt HDC identify model
Photos are needed but with those pickups and a normal tenon, chances are the back is actually a well matched 2 piece and the top is a veneer. It sounds like a MIJ ls85q or whatever the number was for ...
  Topic: Help with buying a used tokai?
Paladin2019

Replies: 7
Views: 748

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:51 pm   Subject: Help with buying a used tokai?
I sent that guy a message correcting everything he was wrong about, but he only listened to about half of it. I'm sort of glad it's still there, it means nobody has been ripped off.

Long story shor ...
  Topic: Help with buying a used tokai?
Paladin2019

Replies: 7
Views: 748

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:53 pm   Subject: Help with buying a used tokai?
Blue? Bigsby? Canada? Under $400?

Sounds like another of the notorious Canadian fakes has come to light. Don't buy it without posting pics and checking here first.

http://www.tokaiforum.com/view ...
  Topic: Need help identifying this Tokai Love Rock model.
Paladin2019

Replies: 3
Views: 711

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:02 am   Subject: Need help identifying this Tokai Love Rock model.
Chinese, 2010.

Looks like it may have had a pickup swap so it might be worth looking underneath them for markings.
  Topic: Help for identify my Lp copy please
Paladin2019

Replies: 23
Views: 1870

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:43 am   Subject: Help for identify my Lp copy please
(*&) that's a fraud

Agreed. No wonder they've gone out of business.
  Topic: Help for identify my Lp copy please
Paladin2019

Replies: 23
Views: 1870

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:44 am   Subject: Help for identify my Lp copy please


I donít know. I bought this guitar from a second hand guitars shop, they told me it was an original Gibson...

How long ago did you buy it? If you thought it was a Gibson then you probably paid ...
  Topic: Help for identify my Lp copy please
Paladin2019

Replies: 23
Views: 1870

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:07 pm   Subject: Help for identify my Lp copy please


My liutist suppose that my guitar was older than Ď95 because it seems that in Ď80ís for few months Tokai had produced Gibson copies with Gibsonís logo.
Then because of legal problems Tokai stopp ...
  Topic: Help identifying the model of my tokai love rock please
Paladin2019

Replies: 37
Views: 2584

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:37 pm   Subject: Help identifying the model of my tokai love rock please
Still can't see a join, have posted some more pics above.

Does anyone have any idea what it's worth ?

Small mark on the base and lacquer scratch next to it (would polish out).

Very small mark ...
  Topic: Help identifying the model of my tokai love rock please
Paladin2019

Replies: 37
Views: 2584

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:25 pm   Subject: Help identifying the model of my tokai love rock please
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  Topic: Help identifying the model of my tokai love rock please
Paladin2019

Replies: 37
Views: 2584

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:53 pm   Subject: Help identifying the model of my tokai love rock please
Have had a good look a the base again and the grain is continuous all the way round with no joints

I'm not so sure about that.

http://oi66.tinypic.com/10rjtpc.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/2b3y9 ...
 
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