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by stratmoto
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS90 V LS150 - is there really any difference in sound?
Replies: 31
Views: 8043

3K for an LS150 in Oz......huh? RRP is $2199 AUD. Don't know where 3K came from, the internet LOL? 20%off is $1759. With warranty. The LS90, when you do not have to include the Duty or GST, does work out cheaper. Unless you have been bringing in a stream of guitars and the ATO send up a flag, you by...
by stratmoto
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS90 V LS150 - is there really any difference in sound?
Replies: 31
Views: 8043

Re: LS90 V LS150 - is there really any difference in sound?

And one more question...if anyone could tell me how much import tax (if any) I'd be likely to pay on a guitar from Japan to Australia, that'd be great. For any import into Oz, that is above the $1000.00 threshold, you pay 5% Duty and 10% GST. Plus any other incidentals that may come up. So, typical...
by stratmoto
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 05 (?) Tokai LS150
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Around 2005, Tokai received a batch of 3A, I think it was, Maple. Nice timber. So, a run of 1 piece Mahogany backed, 2 piece 3A Maple topped, Lacquer Finished with USA pots, caps, switch and jack was produced. The fretboard inlays were organic rather than acrylic too, from memory. '05 LS150 8) They ...
by stratmoto
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: My new Tokai LS-85
Replies: 16
Views: 4903

Flamed Maple. Veneer over maple top. Colour is Lemon Drop.

It is an LS98F, from the Vintage Series. Full spec is on the Tokai Gakki website.

It is a good photo to show what they actually look like, close to in the flesh. Maybe a little overexposed, but close. They are nice.

Do you like it?
by stratmoto
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1979 Les Paul - Tokai Reborn Gibson Law Suit Model - Beatifu
Replies: 31
Views: 8513

maybe...

I've got a couple.....there is usually a black LS50 hanging on the wall in the amp room at River Music, when it is not on tour.

They're around.
by stratmoto
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Custom made through The Guitar Shop
Replies: 122
Views: 26558

[quote="stratmoto] I could reliably predict that when the instrument is finished, that Minoupark will be more than satisfied. In fact, I am sure that it will exceed his expectations.[/quote] OK, now that you have actually had it in your hands......... .....was I right? :D 8) I looks fabulous from here
by stratmoto
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Custom made through The Guitar Shop
Replies: 122
Views: 26558

That would be the counterbore into the maple so that the inserted bushes are flush with the finished top.

Nice clean work. Maple, not plastic.

She is going to be a beauty when she is finished.
8)
by stratmoto
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Very nice 8)

You coulda had Mrs Oze run around with the Victa first :wink:

Very, very nice.
by stratmoto
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Custom made through The Guitar Shop
Replies: 122
Views: 26558

#2 top- Looks to me like an unacceptable irregularity. I do not see mineral at all. It looks like a splice of wood and a blemish. Its a second (flawed) offer after a a primary tooling mistake of the Custom order for a left hand guitar. Order should be redone. Not lame options... 2 wrong = no right....
by stratmoto
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: My LS125F is actually a LS135F
Replies: 20
Views: 5361

Re: My LS125F is actually a LS135F

:o Just found out my LS125f is a LS135F, apparently they changed from LS125F to LS135F in oct/nov 2007 and mine has an 08 serial number :D so I guess that makes it an LS135F :lol: Phil..........sigh Mate, I don't know where the "wisdom" came from to make you believe that your LS125F was actually an...
by stratmoto
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New EX-50 (MIC) Gold hardware plating wearing out
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

It is always a good idea to wipe your guitar down after playing. If you have a gig bag, or a case, store it away in them. Wipe the strings, both on top and slip your cloth underneath to clean off the underside. Give the tailpiece, the bridge and the pickup covers a "breath" so that they fog up and t...
by stratmoto
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Reasonable Shipping from Australia?
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Hi there,

A Talbo from Oz to Maryland would be around $102 AUD, for a 6kg consignment.

We only use FedEx. It has proven to be the most reliable service to the USA, Canada, UK and Europe.

I believe you know which models we have, PM me if you are interested and I can send pics.

Peter
by stratmoto
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Fakai Left Handed SG
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Is it? How can you tell? Mike Serial number. What is with the extra 50 on the end? Made in China painted on. Should be a sticker, or nothing. Pickup surrounds are wrong, ie too low. Tuners are the wrong colour. Tuner bushes are wrong. No felt washers under strap buttons. The back of the neck looks ...
by stratmoto
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naughty Gibson...
Replies: 30
Views: 7940

Save a rainforest on the other side of the world? Apparently some degree of concern is about that, because this kind of legistlation work is done: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr111-839 A lot of emotional rhetoric. A softened, 2009 call to restore democracy and the capitalist b...