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  Topic: What model Love Rock is this?
Peter Mac

Replies: 9
Views: 1675

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:05 pm   Subject: What model Love Rock is this?
Hi guys,

OK so go to the American Stevie Ray catalog to find this guitar.
In 1985 in order to sell into the U.S. market, Tokai had to alter the headstocks slightly to avoid copyright infringement ...
  Topic: Tokai Breezysound What is it?
Peter Mac

Replies: 6
Views: 462

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:54 pm   Subject: Tokai Breezysound What is it?
Hi,

Well yes, some did - but not with Maple necks and not in 1982.
Looking at all the features that are shown in the photos, it looks like a TE-50 to me.
Things like saddles, string tree, pla ...
  Topic: FS: Tokai M2001 M.A.T. Strat, all carbon, 1987
Peter Mac

Replies: 2
Views: 567

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:28 am   Subject: FS: Tokai M2001 M.A.T. Strat, all carbon, 1987
Hey
The model shown in the pics is an M2002, not an M2001.
M2001 had 3 x EMG Single coil size active pickups
The M2002 has 2 x EMG Humbucker - although yours appear to be changed to a regular set ...
  Topic: Tokai Breezysound What is it?
Peter Mac

Replies: 6
Views: 462

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:47 pm   Subject: Tokai Breezysound What is it?
Hi guys,

To me it looks like a 1982 TE-50 BL (Blonde)
The 6 saddle bridge is the best indicator, plus the serial number style (1958) with the spaghetti logo was only used in 1982 on Maple neck gui ...
  Topic: Tokai 1984 sn 4022317 love rock 60
Peter Mac

Replies: 6
Views: 545

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:42 pm   Subject: Tokai 1984 sn 4022317 love rock 60
Hi guys,

1984 Models have moustache headstocks - no dimples.
All MIJ models have a 2-screw Truss rod cover - Korean models have 3-screw.
TLS-60 were plain top models - not flame veneer.

hope ...
  Topic: 1981 LS-100s with mahogany top
Peter Mac

Replies: 19
Views: 1963

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:50 am   Subject: 1981 LS-100s with mahogany top
Hi guys,

Back to the LS-100S question.
I owned one of these for many Years and really liked it. Specs are:
- Solid Mahogany body with carved mahogany top
- 1 piece mahogany neck
- 2 x DiMarz ...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Peter Mac

Replies: 59
Views: 5015

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:38 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Thanks,
that's my bad. I couldn't make the serial out properly but do have an ST-65 MGR listed in my database with serial 1022688 so thought this must be the same one.
Now I have 2 x MGR ST-65.
...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Peter Mac

Replies: 59
Views: 5015

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:15 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
OK guys, . . .
expanding on my last post and after reading Gabes notes I took his advise and triple checked my database and surprised myself in doing so.
I still stand by my comments that the loaded ...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Peter Mac

Replies: 59
Views: 5015

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:12 pm   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Hi guys,

Thanks for the kind comments . . .
I do own 2 old Fernandes catalogues from 1982 and 1985. In both they have an ST-80 equivalent and those FST-80's used an "E" equivalent pup. ...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Peter Mac

Replies: 59
Views: 5015

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:17 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Hi guys,

So it seems a little "cat amongst the pidgeons" here . . .sorry.

Bluejean > I buy roughly 20 Tokais a year from Japan all made before 1985 for the Aussie guitarists and in ...
  Topic: Springy Sound1980 what type of arm/whammy does it use?
Peter Mac

Replies: 9
Views: 1140

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:17 am   Subject: Springy Sound1980 what type of arm/whammy does it use?
Hi guys,

Seeing as all Tokai hardware was made by Goto, the arm would be replaceable with a Gotoh Part# A1 Tremelo Arm, 5mm diameter around $10.00

Ciao
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Peter Mac

Replies: 59
Views: 5015

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:19 pm   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Hi guys,

nice thread here so I may throw in some bibs and bobs . . .
1) All Springys from 1977 to 1984 have the grey insulating cover going to the jack socket.
2) The 'A' and 'B' stamped pickgua ...
  Topic: WTB - 1980s Springysound or Breezysound (UK/EU)
Peter Mac

Replies: 13
Views: 1875

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:21 pm   Subject: WTB - 1980s Springysound or Breezysound (UK/EU)
Hi,

I have an all-original 1978 ST-65N for sale.
Maple neck, 2 pce Ash body(bookmatched) 'U' pickups, Natural finish, serial number is 8000xxx. Matching stamps and numbers.
AU$1200.00 + postage. ...
  Topic: Another ST50 !! Anyone know what pickups these are?
Peter Mac

Replies: 2
Views: 751

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:17 pm   Subject: Another ST50 !! Anyone know what pickups these are?
Hi,

The pups are the cheap Japanese Fenders used on the regular series guitars.
  Topic: Probably a true LC-110 of around 1980. Your opinion ?
Peter Mac

Replies: 14
Views: 1622

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:14 pm   Subject: Probably a true LC-110 of around 1980. Your opinion ?
Hi guys,

This LC-110 is from MY1982. The headstock inlay was only used in the 1982 Model Year ( Oct-81 to Oct-82)
I can't make out the first number, the 2nd is '0' 3rd is unclear and the last 4 a ...
 
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