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by JVsearch
Mon May 11, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Pre -assembled/Finished Tokai Les Paul
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

That is for sure. Love how they serialized the neck tenons too but this would be eventually cut off once fitted. Wonder if they were matched or similar to how the Tele's and Strats were? I suspect they were random and used for dates and production batches but cool nonetheless. I have no clue about ...
by JVsearch
Mon May 11, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PLS HELP! First Tokai - need help identifying!
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

Very good deal - almost too good. If the switch has been replaced in the past then it belonged to somebody who knew the difference. I hate to say it but I'd be concerned that if CC had it and bought it really cheap, somebody was trying to shift it quickly. It could thus be stolen property. I'm not ...
by JVsearch
Sun May 10, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Pre -assembled/Finished Tokai Les Paul
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

The dark spots? Not sure, almost looks like stain or glue spots. No glued piece on the back, that is a lip left from the router bit when rounding over the edge. I bought this as you see it, the seller said it was bought in 1980 directly from Tokai via some sort of build your own/seconds sale they h...
by JVsearch
Sun May 10, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Pre -assembled/Finished Tokai Les Paul
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

What's with all the strange marks in the control cavity, and the green looking marks on the maple top?

Is there a piece glued onto the back - kind of looks like there's a 1cm board glued onto the back, or is just the exposed grain causing an illusion?

Are you building this, or Tokai?
by JVsearch
Sun May 10, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar Body Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 11744

felixcatus wrote:Nice thread to follow, love the restoration photos.
Yep, it's great seeing the guitar get fixed up! :)

Nice work, and great skills.
by JVsearch
Sat May 09, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus traded to a one-of-a-kind guitar
Replies: 15
Views: 5621

Wow! Both really nice, especially the 3 tone (my fave look for a Strat).

GLWTS. :)
by JVsearch
Sat May 09, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PLS HELP! First Tokai - need help identifying!
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

You got a fantastically good deal there, with trade-ins or at the full listed price.

They should have had at least double or triple on that LP - 500 quid surely.

Cripes, I just scored a Goatkeeper Tremolo that cost 200 pounds.

Always wanted to try a SEB.
by JVsearch
Fri May 01, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock 1980 LS 60 or 2014 LS 160?
Replies: 20
Views: 9246

Woah, is that really what a ls173 would look like? I've read that a 173, last years 160 are on build quality par with a Gibby LP standard. I guess this is not true? Thanks. In all the vital areas such as good intonation, neck stability, fret work and sweet tuning the Tokai would probably surpass Gi...
by JVsearch
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Has my heart ruled my head ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6107

...but I remember hearing from someone who wanted to manufacture clothing over there, and he said they put the CE safety mark on the label without the items being appropriately tested and certified. When confronted about it their response was basically "So what? It's only a logo. Be sure to wash yo...
by JVsearch
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Has my heart ruled my head ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6107

Not sure what "has my heart ruled my head" means? Yeah, I think it's more a case of wallet affecting desire. It does provide a useful example as to why guitar companies make signature models, and charge over the odds for them. Ask Tokai UK to order you a ES145 in White. Good point, and there's a fe...
by JVsearch
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Has my heart ruled my head ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6107

...I would personally try to cancel the credit card transaction before shipment. Pretty much says it all. Then again, if you don't care about the money it would be good to find out from a reliable source what these things are like. Sorry mate, but if your heart made you buy that you may need a tran...
by JVsearch
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
Replies: 7
Views: 2807

Looks like the headstock is two piece - would that occur on the 80?
by JVsearch
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Some newbie Tokai advice appreciated please.
Replies: 15
Views: 4138

It's definitely a Tokai body from some period. The headstock is the smaller 50's/60's size and seems to be colour matched to the body pretty well - maybe just a logo change? Sorry to say, but to be sure about the neck you will have to take it off again and see if there's a similar code to the "9=3" ...
by JVsearch
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD - 1980 ST80
Replies: 22
Views: 9851

Oh yeah!!!! :D

Man that looks so much like a real vintage Strat!
Oh, hang on, it IS a vintage Strat... :lol:
by JVsearch
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: At last - a 59 neck ES100 - minor issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

The tail piece position will cause the string to reach the adjusted bridge / saddles on an angle - will this effect sound or sustain in any way? I don't see why it would. Nobody seems to worry about it at the headstock end. Ha ha ha :lol: :lol: OP - it would only be a very slight angle and probably...