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by guitar hiro
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Wtf
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Wtf

that is a sure fire coronavirus special :lol:
by guitar hiro
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Good deal or no? GRECO 59-70
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Good deal or no? GRECO 59-70

I was completely serious in my above post & there is also the 'Make an Offer' option for the seller's item. :) Thank you. I will consider that. 😄 Is this guitar higher quality in general than a gibson les Paul studio? I owned two 1989 Greco EG59-60 models many years ago & both necks were a bit thin...
by guitar hiro
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Good deal or no? GRECO 59-70
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Good deal or no? GRECO 59-70

I was completely serious in my above post & there is also the 'Make an Offer' option for the seller's item. :)
by guitar hiro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Good deal or no? GRECO 59-70
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Good deal or no? GRECO 59-70

offer him $699 & see if he bites :)
by guitar hiro
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Best Bang for the Buck?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Best Bang for the Buck?

there are plenty of (potential) options both older & newer; IMO you shouldn't limit yourself to just Greco, or Tokai
by guitar hiro
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Greco SS800
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: WTB: Greco SS800

good luck locating a SS800 & good luck locating someone willing to let go of one.

Also, beware of the neck joint; they are a bit weak.

good luck
by guitar hiro
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai

the interwebz is your friend .................

https://www.google.com/search?q=japanes ... 66&bih=654
by guitar hiro
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai

the LPC with that serial number scheme would seem to be FugiGen.

Best bet for your search IMO would be Yahoo Japan auctions, or one of the (many) Japanese proxy/middle man web sites.
by guitar hiro
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai

I'm more familiar with Orville than I am ObG; I will go out on a limb and guess your ObG was a Terada produced guitar? The factory where it was made can clue us all in on the level of 'build quality.' Also, I will guess the body back is not a single piece but at least a 2 piece back? That is a spec ...
by guitar hiro
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai

I was referring to comparing my ObGs to a Tokai in today's market. The guitars I have were purchased for significantly less that what one would purchase them for today. For instance, my 57R cost me $700 15 years ago. It seems it would now cost $1500 US or more for a similar guitar. I was hoping to ...
by guitar hiro
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Help Wanted: Searching for a Tokai

OP - if you acknowledge your price point range then that may be of help :) & there are tons of 'options'

where are you located also ? EDIT: I figured that out myself. F, NB ..........
by guitar hiro
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a very unhappy Tokai owner.
Replies: 43
Views: 2272

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92484513_3074397129283726_8395510871438131200_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=s7opgT4ffG4AX-PiH_o&_nc_ht=scontent-mxp1-1.xx&oh=e2ad8f32ecaa36787564cf3446b769c8&oe=5EB26CC4 Please allow me to clarify my previous post in which I stated, "top look...
by guitar hiro
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I finally became a very unhappy Tokai owner.
Replies: 43
Views: 2272

Re: I finally became a more or less proud Tokai owner.

top looks like maple to my eyes, from looking at the walls of the pickup routes
by guitar hiro
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: bobbin color
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: bobbin color

couldn't tell you what bobbin color(s) to expect but if you are taking the covers off, then there is no need to guess; you will know when you have the covers off. :wink: If however you don't want to take the covers off you could, (1) remove one of the adjustable screw poles (be sure to remove any wa...
by guitar hiro
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Hi I guess :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

Re: Hi I guess :)

I check in here on a daily basis but I rarely log-in unless I see something that I may be able to offer some info on, or something of interest.

Welcome back 8)