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by ian
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tell me about my new MIJ Tokai.....
Replies: 13
Views: 5541

Hi Batoman ? quote ??Don't ask about the Gretsch's?? Ha,?OK, well what are those Gretsch?s like then, seriously I?m interested to know (you have two, I assume that means you like them?). :-?

Ian.
by ian
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldtstar model Ident.
Replies: 6
Views: 4849

Yes you can date by the logo, but not after 1984. Before 84 you had thin spaghetti logo (7okai) from 78 until 82, then in 83 a distintive block logo which only lasted until beginning of 84, and somewhere between 83 & 84 there was a rare fat script 7okai logo. But in 84 they changed to the type of lo...
by ian
Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Reborn in the House
Replies: 20
Views: 6736

Hey Jim ? ha, I thought someone would say that, quote ? ?I dunno, Ian... If it sounds like a turd acoustically it just sounds like a louder turd plugged in?... :lol: Well I respect your opinion, & you?re in good company because everyone says that. But not me lol. :) May seem like an appealing idea ...
by ian
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: prices going up...ls 80
Replies: 52
Views: 25992

Well he needs a shave I can tell you that. Plek is a fancy & expensive method of setting up a guitar (on a machine I believe). I think he was once seen playing a Tokai. But famously plays an original 1950's Gibson Burst (not that I know anything about Mr Gibbons). In that last pic, either that guita...
by ian
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Reborn in the House
Replies: 20
Views: 6736

I always use an amp with electrics, best way I reckon :wink: .

Ian.
by ian
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldtstar model Ident.
Replies: 6
Views: 4849

The L serial won't tell you anything about date (only about which US Fender it's supposed to be copying). Be wary of the 1984 date - almost everyone who has a Goldstar tries to claim it's as old as possible, and 84 is earliest possible date for modern style logo (most of those guitars are much newer...
by ian
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: loverock, reborn, sg? need guidance on a gib tokai
Replies: 31
Views: 15647

Ahh,?now I said I?d take the old LS50 in preference (easy choice imho), what I didn?t say, & don?t think I?ve ever said on this forum (or any other) is that the old one will definitely sound clearly better :wink: . To me the old LS50 has other advantages as well as sounding pretty good. But the tone...
by ian
Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: tokai blue flower
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

You mean you?re selling one? Or you?re buying one?

Ian.
by ian
Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:23 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Reborn in the House
Replies: 20
Views: 6736

OK, so far so good 8) . You mean you haven't plugged it until amp arrives, right? OK, update us when you fire it up :-? .

Ian.
by ian
Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 10 screw holes pick guard on a Springy Sound?
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Hi Hans - yes, I was using Steve Russell?s site for info & id etc. (vintagehofner.co.uk). No idea about 1970?s, & really I know little about Hofner guitars, but quite easy to distinguish 1950?s models from 1960?s, because earlier ones have no truss rod (hence no trc), and headstock inlays kept chan...
by ian
Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 10 screw holes pick guard on a Springy Sound?
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Ahh, now you German guys, getting all the best old Reborns (OK, ok, I know, Han?s favours a new LS200/320 etc.), and Togps even has a full 1979 Catalogue ? just isn?t fair :lol: . OK, I still come across some decent old UK valve amps like early Hiwatt or Park (Marshall & Vox long since off the scale...
by ian
Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 10 screw holes pick guard on a Springy Sound?
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Maybe you have different catalogues? In the Registry our 79 Cat. only has Reborns. The 78 Catalogue seems correct to me ie with 8-hole on 50?s & 11-hole for 60?s. Don?t recall ever seeing a 10, but I don?t always check the holes lol. :-?

Ian.
by ian
Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 10 screw holes pick guard on a Springy Sound?
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Shouldn?t they be 8-screw for maple neck 50?s copy, and 11 screw on rosewood neck copies of 60?s Strat?

Ian.
by ian
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: '79 Reborn at Ebay.de
Replies: 32
Views: 7956

Ha, ?OK I see, so Togs thinks smart guys like the old ones lol :D . Well, I just like older things in general (not just guitars). But actually I think most experienced guys would agree with YOU about the LS320. I think Loverocker ended up preferring new LS320 (though I think he may now be partially ...
by ian
Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: '79 Reborn at Ebay.de
Replies: 32
Views: 7956

Very nice looking guitar (great photos) 8) . Again I notice those pearloid looking tuner pegs,..maybe I?m seeing those on early Reborns rather than slightly later Love rocks? On the pickups I haven?t noticed the ?X? before, are they Gotoh?s? Also the switch-tip which is white (as on Gstormcrow?s rec...