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by aroomstudios
Sat May 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New Tokai Lacquer finishs
Replies: 2
Views: 777

New Tokai Lacquer finishs

I have a few 2010+ Tokai Guitars some are lacquer some are poly. I have noticed vs other brands the amount of clear coat can be medium to slightly high. Nothing like a Rickenbacker but I would say higher than a Fender. Does a VF (violin finish) mean it has less clear coat on it? Or it that just colo...
by aroomstudios
Wed May 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Navigator EX explorer guitar what is it?
Replies: 0
Views: 968

Navigator EX explorer guitar what is it?

https://store.ishibashi.co.jp/ec/pro/disp/1/01-315581113 I have a tone of MIJ guitars but no navigators yet. This guitar looks like it was expensive. Binding around the body and MOP from the looks inlays. The things that is weird is it is a EX -50. Most Navigators are XX- 380, xx 450 etc. Where 450 ...
by aroomstudios
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
Replies: 22
Views: 4010

I would get this.
by aroomstudios
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Ls double cut 2004 what is it? MIJ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

Thanks for the info guys. Was it 2004 when they started stamping the MIJ of the back of the headstock? What does the dimpled headstock mean? Export for UK?
by aroomstudios
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Ls double cut 2004 what is it? MIJ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

Ls double cut 2004 what is it? MIJ?

I did not know Tokai made these. https://reverb.com/item/2629591-tokai-loverock-double-cutaway-in-satin-cherry-made-in-japan The listing says made in Korea but I see MIJ on the back of the headstock. The dimples are export for UK or something like that right? I know they are also MIK or China or som...
by aroomstudios
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 1985 TLC-65 Les Paul Custom in full gold?
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

I would say the same thing the 5 makes it a upgraded paint job. I have a 1981 ST 65 strat that has a upgraded green paint job.
by aroomstudios
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: How old is this Tokai Jazz bass and more info please
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

I have never liked tokai pickups. That is why I have changed the PU of my tokai guitars. The tone caps will only make a difference if you roll the tone off. If the pots are changed to a higher value you will have a slightly brighter tone no matter if you roll the tone off or not. I have 1meg tone po...
by aroomstudios
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: FGN Expert clear coat job
Replies: 4
Views: 2216

I have a ESP guitar that is matte finish. One of those Camo SG type ones. I never liked that guitar but never sold it. Anyways, there is a build up of dirt where you put your hand/palm on the guitar from years of use. One bad thing about matte. Once of the reasons I clear coated this guitar.
by aroomstudios
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Cherry 1980 Greco SA900
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Probably sold weeks or months ago.
by aroomstudios
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 122
Views: 148761

Tokai APB-COBRA YUICHI MODEL 2012. This is a Tokai Bass. It has Tokai on the back on the headstock. I bought this straight from Tokai a few years ago. They custom made this for a Japanese band called Cobra. So, that is why they have Cobra on them. Anyways, I upgraded the color of the pickguard from ...
by aroomstudios
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Cherry 1980 Greco SA900
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Places like that normally sell the guitars to anywhere in the world. Then are just a 3rd party seller. The items are usually for sale in Japan only. Or some times for sale in Japan but selling worldwide. Say they are $1000 in Japan from the original seller. Then the guy on Ebay sells it for $1900 bu...
by aroomstudios
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai NAMM 2019 Small Booth
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Tokai NAMM 2019 Small Booth

I forgot to post this last month. Here is Tokai's booth at the 2019 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. I had a 10 minute meeting with Shohei Adachi of Tokai.

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by aroomstudios
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: How old is this Tokai Jazz bass and more info please
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

I would defiantly clean it. Personally I change out the MIJ pots for new CTS pots. I widen the holes with a reamer then put the cts pots in. That is what I do with wood guitars like Les Pauls and such. Yes, a Jbass has a metal plate for the pots in that can I would just buy a new plate cover and jus...
by aroomstudios
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: How old is this Tokai Jazz bass and more info please
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

It is a 1981 model spaghetti logo and sn starting with 10 means 1981. As for the model is it Nitro or Poly? Easy test take the pickguard off and dab a q-tip or something similar with acetone then touch the finish under the pickguard. Be VERY careful to not touch any finish on the bass with the aceto...