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  Topic: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
jonah65

Replies: 11
Views: 839

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:29 pm   Subject: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
https://youtu.be/p556npGyXVo
Steve Hillage has got his sorted, not quite The Salmon Song, but think it proves you can intonate a strat.
  Topic: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
jonah65

Replies: 11
Views: 839

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:13 pm   Subject: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
https://youtu.be/_PVjcIO4MT4
This chap seems to have got it right with a leftie!
  Topic: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
jonah65

Replies: 11
Views: 839

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:02 pm   Subject: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
Can't argue with that
  Topic: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
jonah65

Replies: 11
Views: 839

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:43 am   Subject: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
1. Ritchie's First Strat: A Strat he got second hand from Eric Clapton's roadie. It had a Telecaster neck. Date (?). Ritchie quickly decided that the guitar was unplayable due to intonation problems. ...
  Topic: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
jonah65

Replies: 11
Views: 839

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:27 am   Subject: Tokai Goldstar - is perfect tuning impossible?
Well Ritchie Blackmore probably had his own guitar tech. to do it for him.
If you don't get your intonation right, your guitar will be out of tune at the dusty end of the fret board.
  Topic: Intonation issue.
jonah65

Replies: 3
Views: 395

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:48 am   Subject: Intonation issue.
That is interesting, always hard to get the low E correct, normally have to tune it a bit low to be able to get a decent sounding G chord!
So do you lower the pickups right down, set intonation, then ...
  Topic: 1984 st50 (now with working photos)
jonah65

Replies: 7
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 pm   Subject: 1984 st50 (now with working photos)
1983 tokais have block logo (only that year) Hodge.
  Topic: Fed up trying to post pics, so uploaded a video to YouTube!
jonah65

Replies: 2
Views: 354

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:57 pm   Subject: Fed up trying to post pics, so uploaded a video to YouTube!
Good effort Hodge, you can hear the slight differences between the pickups/fretboards. I thought the LP blue sounded more articulate, both great sounding axes though.
  Topic: Tokai LS122 GT
jonah65

Replies: 15
Views: 1796

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:43 am   Subject: Tokai LS122 GT
Cool logo, nice guitar
  Topic: FS: Greco 1981 SE-500 +Bacchus Vintage 50's Strat
jonah65

Replies: 14
Views: 1583

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:09 am   Subject: FS: Greco 1981 SE-500 +Bacchus Vintage 50's Strat
Bargain, when you consider I recently sold a SEVEN piece body 1977 Fender strat. for $1326 that was refinished, and refretted, on e-bay uk.
Best part of the strat. was the great sounding pickups, won ...
  Topic: Firebird - real or fake?
jonah65

Replies: 2
Views: 515

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:54 am   Subject: Firebird - real or fake?
Well with that serial number it's obviously chinese, looks the part, but anyone can cut a bit of wood now to look like any guitar, spray, and add cheap electrics,
that's why it's $200. It will not pl ...
  Topic: NGD!! LS128F HB
jonah65

Replies: 7
Views: 835

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:47 pm   Subject: NGD!! LS128F HB
Looks fantastic, great colour.
  Topic: Rewired the 'ratsnest'
jonah65

Replies: 5
Views: 1252

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:04 am   Subject: Rewired the 'ratsnest'
Nice neat job!
  Topic: NGD: Tokai LS128F HB
jonah65

Replies: 6
Views: 1132

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:13 am   Subject: NGD: Tokai LS128F HB
Fantastic
  Topic: Photos, the first TJM140 "Silver Star" Jazzmasters
jonah65

Replies: 5
Views: 916

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:46 am   Subject: Photos, the first TJM140 "Silver Star" Jazzmasters
They all look fantastic, why are they named silver star though?
 
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