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  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

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PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:35 am   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
Just got off the phone with the guy selling the guitar.....I gave him all the info about it that I had gathered and informed him of what he had.

He seemed to be genuinely surprised because what he ...
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:13 pm   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
These came in before the "Make in Korea" fakai's i believe but if you search for a similar headstock symbol it's pretty easy to figure out who made them. Dillion

$900 rofl. These came wi ...
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:19 pm   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
Okay, I just looked at the online ad again and he's added pics....definintely NOT a MIJ. So, I'll save myself the trouble of looking at it I guess.
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Ouch. Classic Korean-made fake.

Try to d ...
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:51 am   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
Okay, I just looked at the online ad again and he's added pics....definintely NOT a MIJ. So, I'll save myself the trouble of looking at it I guess.

Can anyone identify where this guitar was probab ...
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:27 am   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=163651&sid=ee161406cbcae63d2e582ae9f5412084


Scroll down to the images - last one, back of headstock. Some of the fake Canadians being discussed say M ...
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:20 am   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
Good luck !!

Thanks! I'll report back after having a look at it tomorrow.
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:30 pm   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
He's not far from me....I'll just see the guitar in a couple days and make my determination. Thanks for the info.
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:06 pm   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
My understanding is that the Canadian fake Tokais all said Made In Korea on the back of the headstock. I read part of an interview with a Japanese rep of the Tokai Gakki factory who said that the Cana ...
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:08 pm   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
Thanks for the help! I had already assumed the guy was a bit clueless, which, as you rightfully point out, doesn't mean the guitar isn't what he says it is.

He hasn't posted pics with his online a ...
  Topic: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
boneyguy

Replies: 19
Views: 2379

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:44 pm   Subject: Tokai ES-130 - No serial number??
Hi...new member here...

I'm going to be looking at an ES-130 in a couple days. I spoke on the phone with the guy who's selling it and to first appearances he seems to be honest and believable. He s ...
 
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