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by warxy
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

Mine arrived, bubble wrapped and with little plastic airbags inside its case, and the case inside a cardboard box filled with plastic air bags. The seller packed it good, making sure the guitar couldn?t move in its case. 8 days transport, not a scratch on it. I also asked him to relieve tension on ...
by warxy
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

Apparently so. That looks like a tweed case in the pic to me. Come to think of it, putting it into a hard case might put the guitar into higher risk into breaking the neck. no case = bubble wrap and all that which is soft. Inside a hardcase is hard hitting against hard. Don't forget that insurance ...
by warxy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

stratmoto wrote:If money is tight, I would get the insurance. You will only lose the return shipping cost if there is a problem.

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It does happen.
:o even with a hard case, that could happen?
by warxy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

I did one of those with him, and it wasn't a problem. SWEET! :) Just make sure the guitar is insured in case it gets lost or damaged on route (very unlikely with EMS but things can happen). Oh how does the insurance thing work? Im going to ask him to write a lower item value on the invoice to hopef...
by warxy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

It may take time to buy from Europe but I don't see why you'd think it was riskier. I think i was just more concerned about the longer time that it will take to get from Europe to here :wink: Anyway, i got in contact with hisashi0731 on eBay and they can get one for me from Tokai (the person even c...
by warxy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

There are quite a few on ebay. Some of the best and most recommended are. hisashi0731 chingo123 meestursparkle ishibashimusicDave hisashi0731, chingo123 and meestursparkle all dont seem to carry any Tokai love rock model at the moment, hisashi0731 although have a custom model but im not keen it wit...
by warxy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

There are plenty of great Les Pauls out there for under $1000 AUD, also the choice in Japan or the US is a lot bigger than in Australia. With your strong dollar importing definitely makes sense, with our weak pound I'm stuck with buying in the UK :( The lame part is apparently the shipping cost is ...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

I lived in Aus for a couple of years and most of the time got away without paying any duty on imports, but I gather things are different these days, to be safe factor in 15% on top of the price. Yes, from what i know there's GST when the object is over $1000. If you're correct on the 15% part then ...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

People that reguarly get nice things said about them are www.japanguitars.co.uk and ebay sellers Hisashi and Chingo123 the latter dealing more in mid-range guitars, the first two in higher-end stuff, I'm sure there are more though, and keeping an eye on the for-sale section of the forum is always a...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

Insured EMS shipping from Japan - Aus is about 3 days, as long as you pick a reputable seller and ask the right questions (dings, fretwear etc) it's not risky, I've bought loads of guitars from overseas and had few issues. WOW! 3days, that's very fast :D but how much would that cost? What reputable...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

The new Tokais are great, but I would always try to find a used one so you wouldn't lose out if you sold it on. Edwards are great too if you want to buy new Bit unlikely that i will resell it if i get one. But you never know :wink: And your super strong Aussie dollar is worth about the same as a US...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

IMO an Orville, as oppose to Orville by Gibson LP should be about $800 AUD tops. I know we're talking AUD and I still stand by my original post. If you have $1600 AUD to spend you could do a lot better than an Orville. Yeah my bad, didnt read your "AUD" :oops: Well im open to any suggestions. I jus...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

The OBG's also have nitro finish and the more expensive reissues have fret edge binding. Admitedly this is largely cosmetic, and a lot of the price difference is down to collectability, that still doesn't make an Orville worth $1800 Oh i forgot to mention that when i walked in they were selling it ...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

IMO an Orville, as oppose to Orville by Gibson LP should be about $800 AUD tops. Ohhh :O thats interesting to hear. From what ive found on google for the last couple days, the difference between Orville and the ObG is in the pickups where the ObG has the Gibson classic 57's? and the Orville uses th...
by warxy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

Orville 1989 Les Paul Custom?

Sorry if i posted this at the wrong spot http://www.therockinn.com/Vintage_and_Pre-Owned/Made_In_Japan/1441/-%20Orville%201989%20Les%20Paul%20Custom Ive been wanting to buy a LP sort of guitar for its fat meaty tone and sustain for awhile and found this beauty the other day. Popped in today and had ...