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  Topic: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 92
Views: 22628

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:35 am   Subject: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?
Hmmm . . . .
So, your mate didn't own it new since '62 - is this correct? He owned it in the late-80's.
The reason I ask is those 'D' necks could be reshaped and I know it was not uncommon for playe ...
  Topic: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 92
Views: 22628

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:36 am   Subject: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?
Hi guys,

As far as I have found out, there were no Fender necks with Veneer boards and V necks. There were some Late-62/early 63 with 'flat boards' but I never remember them having V-necks.
1959- ...
  Topic: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 92
Views: 22628

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:29 am   Subject: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?

Regarding the colour of the spaghetti logos, don't forget, these instruments are/were anally accurate copies of Fenders 'classic' era guitars, so the logos were coloured to replicate the colours of ...
  Topic: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 92
Views: 22628

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:57 am   Subject: Matching body/neck codes misinformation?
This thread intrigues me.
Back in '83 I was looking to buy my first 'good' guitar. My shortlist was a Yamaha SG1000S, Tokai ST50 and Squier Strat 57 Reissue.
I went with the Yamaha. Ironically, my D ...
  Topic: Should I buy real 1975 Fender strat or Tokai Silver Star?
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 10
Views: 3808

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:13 am   Subject: Should I buy real 1975 Fender strat or Tokai Silver Star?
Honestly. Almost any Strat-a-like available today is as good if not better than a mid 70s Fender Strat.
I'd recommend anything from a Vintage V6 through to a Levinson Blade R4. That ranges from about ...
  Topic: Fullerplast, DuPont paint and other flammable substances
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 19
Views: 5489

PostForum: Other   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:02 am   Subject: Fullerplast, DuPont paint and other flammable substances
Why use no words when thousands will do? You've said nothing that most guitarists didn't know anyway.
A dead give-away to what's underneath the finish and what the nature of the finish is... Check fo ...
  Topic: Tokai Goldstars in comparison to Springy Sounds
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 14
Views: 4363

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:11 am   Subject: Tokai Goldstars in comparison to Springy Sounds
Is that Ivan from the Reaper forum?

I have an '83 Goldstar TST55, myself, in completely original spec.
The pickups in mine are the grey bottomed 'U' stamped ones. It's a breath taking guitar, much ...
  Topic: Famous musicians who use tokai guitars?
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 64
Views: 28735

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:03 am   Subject: Famous musicians who use tokai guitars?
Okidoki.
Ron Wood (Rolling Stones) used a natural finish Tokai TST in the early 80s, Bruce Watson (Big Country) used a TTE for slide on the 1984 Steeltown tour and recorded the slide part of Raindanc ...
  Topic: Hondo II Pro - Fender Lead Copy
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 9
Views: 10569

PostForum: Other   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:31 pm   Subject: Hondo II Pro - Fender Lead Copy
If you're happy with it, great. That's all that matters, but since you ask for opinions...
Would I ditch a Squier Tele in favour of one? Never in a million years.
My memory of Hondos is that they we ...
  Topic: Help identify Springy Sound
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 4
Views: 1550

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:52 am   Subject: Help identify Springy Sound
From what I can tell, the "serial" number identifies which era of Strat it's based on (this is a 58/9 replica?) and is completely useless for dating the manufacture of the instrument.
I'd s ...
  Topic: SOLD !!! 1983 YAMAHA SG 1000
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 5
Views: 1131

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:05 am   Subject: SOLD !!! 1983 YAMAHA SG 1000
Hiya,
That's exactly like mine, including the case - I've never seen another like it and my SG2000S has a different Yamaha marked case.
I got mine in Autumn '84 after a six month wait for one from J ...
  Topic: Fender American Vintage Series
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 5
Views: 2939

PostForum: Guitars   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:14 pm   Subject: Fender American Vintage Series
Hiya.
The 82 Stratocaster had a four bolt neck and smaller head. I only ever saw them in sienna sunburst and cherry sunburst with rosewood boards. I believe they were a limited run/end of the line mo ...
  Topic: Fender American Vintage Series
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 5
Views: 2939

PostForum: Guitars   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:39 am   Subject: Fender American Vintage Series
How many times can they re-market the same thing???

"The Wheel vintage reissue. Closer than ever to the original blue print, with the period accurate deviation from perfectly circular!"
...
  Topic: New User, New Toy, Old(ish) geezer
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 6
Views: 1487

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:19 am   Subject: New User, New Toy, Old(ish) geezer
@jonah, I'll go have a browse at the classifieds. I'm happy to 'endorse' any pre '86 Tokais if they're unmodified. I have no experience of those after that year. People have a habit of assuming that a ...
  Topic: New User, New Toy, Old(ish) geezer
somebodyelseuk

Replies: 6
Views: 1487

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:34 pm   Subject: New User, New Toy, Old(ish) geezer
nice introduction, congratulations on finally getting your first tokai, they are great instruments, and like you say, bang for buck, they must be unequalled.
why the big attraction to "block log ...
 
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