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by Paladin2019
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help validating/authenticating PRS McCarty Copy
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Agreed, that text is a slam-dunk.
by Paladin2019
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

togps wrote: Should feature a long tenon.
Not from that era. Mine doesn't have one.
by Paladin2019
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

I just mentally filtered that part out as salesman hyperbole. Flame grading is pretty subjective. Personally I love very straight, thin lines but looking at this thread I see I'm in the minority!
by Paladin2019
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

What would people here think it is worth ?? I think my Tokai prices seem to be out of date with the times. The come up so rarely it's hard to say (possibly rarer than 320's?). Unlike on the 320 the hardware and electronics were nothing special. The main selling points were the lacquer finish, solid...
by Paladin2019
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

I've continued to give him benefit of the doubt and sent a very civil message to his ebay account about the specs.
by Paladin2019
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Flying V Korina
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

No serial plus 3 screw truss rod cover equals Korean, most likely mid to late 90s.

Way over priced.

Edit: model number FV48, it's in the 1999 catalogue
by Paladin2019
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Which Guitar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

I don't know the Canadian market well enough, sorry. Sadly I don't think you'd get a lot for it. Advertising it as a Tokai when you know it isn't would be dishonest (and possibly criminal) but a lot of hosts (eg. ebay) won't allow fake goods to be sold through their store fronts. These fakes aren't ...
by Paladin2019
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Which Guitar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Headstock mostly.

Wrong logo shape, wrong colour, wrong truss rod cover, wrong fleur-de-lis, wrong tuners.
by Paladin2019
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Which Guitar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Looks like one of the infamous Canadian fakes.
by Paladin2019
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Japn SG / No Serial
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

It's not clear, but it's definitely stamped there.
by Paladin2019
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

I've actually come to believe he deserves the benefit of the doubt over the incident and was quite possibly deceived by the person he is selling the guitar for, and I've said as much in private discussions with another forum member. However there's no excuse for this childish and unprofessional beha...
by Paladin2019
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

@Paladin2019 He got mad at me for making him tear the guitar apart and take pictures of it. Well, it clearly needed to be done for everyone's sake including his. Good to see the listing is removed (for now), it shows that someone somewhere is listening and a buyer has been protected. Job well done ...
by Paladin2019
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

It is a LS200 for sure. No FEB no Seth Lovers and has 200 written in the PU cavity. The guy has it listed as a 320 and is charging a 320 price for it. g] Such a shame. It's a beautiful, rare and excellent guitar in it's own right and in collector's grade condition. There should be no need to lie ab...
by Paladin2019
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

It looks like the cellophane wrap is still on the case handle. Then it sort of looks like the cellophane plastic is still on the control cavity. But they do not have the warranty card for it? The warranty card on mine was written in Japanese. Maybe it was just thrown away because the owner couldn't...
by Paladin2019
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a LS320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9615

@guitar hiro It has the white inlays. For a second they almost looked MOP cause they were so white. Did they put Amber cell inlays in some and not others? I forgot about this. All the 320's I've seen had really intense shimmering inlays. The 200's less so. These look like the inlays you'd get on a ...