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  Topic: History of Tokai ES Series guitars?
pongotux

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PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:49 pm   Subject: History of Tokai ES Series guitars?
Thanks! That's useful to know. I guess there can't be many of those 84 TES in Europe, because I've never seen any for sale.....
  Topic: History of Tokai ES Series guitars?
pongotux

Replies: 2
Views: 276

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:23 am   Subject: History of Tokai ES Series guitars?
Can anyone educate me on the Tokai ES (MIJ) series of guitars?

In particular:

- What year were they first made (1981?)
- For how long were they made in the 1980s? I see 1981 and 1982 ES100s on ...
  Topic: Heel cap on Tokai MIJ guitars?
pongotux

Replies: 5
Views: 431

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:27 pm   Subject: Heel cap on Tokai MIJ guitars?
OK, I had chance to take some photos just now. Here we go:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4333/36257600040_2512814729_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4418/36484677602_4a63682597_b.jpg
  Topic: Heel cap on Tokai MIJ guitars?
pongotux

Replies: 5
Views: 431

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:29 am   Subject: Heel cap on Tokai MIJ guitars?
I will try to get a photo next time I am at home.

In the meantime, I suppose I should clarify. When I say 'heel cap', I mean an extra piece of wood "spliced" onto the heel, like this (not ...
  Topic: Heel cap on Tokai MIJ guitars?
pongotux

Replies: 5
Views: 431

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:34 am   Subject: Heel cap on Tokai MIJ guitars?
As noted in another thread, I recently purchased a 2005 ES 130 (MIJ), which is lovely in every way. One thing that has surprised me (and I didn't notice at first) is that it has a heel cap on the othe ...
  Topic: New guitar - Tokai ES 130
pongotux

Replies: 2
Views: 361

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:35 am   Subject: New guitar - Tokai ES 130
OK, after a lot of searching, I finally managed to get myself a MIJ Tokai ES335 copy.

It's a 2005 ES 130, in red.

I've owned many guitars over the years and, so far, this is the 'nicest'. The p ...
  Topic: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
pongotux

Replies: 5
Views: 700

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:48 pm   Subject: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
Still looking....
  Topic: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
pongotux

Replies: 5
Views: 700

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:17 pm   Subject: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
Hi. Still looking for one of these.....
  Topic: Navigator SA-120 -1980-
pongotux

Replies: 4
Views: 758

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:22 pm   Subject: Navigator SA-120 -1980-
By the way, I just had a look at the photos and that looks to be an EXCEPTIONAL instrument. I doubt there are many around that are so beautiful. Good luck with the sale!
  Topic: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
pongotux

Replies: 5
Views: 700

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:07 pm   Subject: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
Thanks - they look nice, but I think I prefer the more "Gibson 335-accurate" nature of the Tokai 335 copies....
  Topic: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
pongotux

Replies: 5
Views: 700

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:13 am   Subject: WTB - MIJ 335 Copy (UK)
Does anyone want to sell a MIJ 335 copy, probably one of the Tokai ES/UES series guitars?

I'm in the UK, so realistically probably looking for UK or EU sellers only.
  Topic: Tokai Chinese ES 68 vs Japanese?
pongotux

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PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:21 pm   Subject: Tokai Chinese ES 68 vs Japanese?
I have recently purchased a new Chinese ES 68 (a newer model designation number for the ES 60, so the same guitar) in cherry red.

It's superb. Just a shade over 8 lb, the finish is near-perfect, f ...
  Topic: Can anyone give info on the UES 60 / UES 68? Neck profile?
pongotux

Replies: 2
Views: 836

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:32 am   Subject: Can anyone give info on the UES 60 / UES 68? Neck profile?
I'm sorely tempted to buy a Chinese Tokai UES 60 or UES 68. The UES 68s can be had for a very good price right now for what look to be really beautiful Gibson 335 clones.

However, I'd have to purch ...
  Topic: WTB Tokai ES335 style guitar (UK)
pongotux

Replies: 2
Views: 778

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:34 am   Subject: WTB Tokai ES335 style guitar (UK)
I'm in the UK and looking for a Tokai ES 335 style in cherry red, without a headstock break and preferably Japanese

Anyone selling one of these?
  Topic: UES 60 - stock pickups and hardware
pongotux

Replies: 0
Views: 555

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:46 am   Subject: UES 60 - stock pickups and hardware
I'd like to buy a Gibson ES335 style guitar, and am currently looking at Tokais.

If I hang on for a second hand model, I could probably afford a UES 130 here in the UK.

However, if I buy new, I ...
 
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