Tokai Inlays

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Diamond
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Post by Diamond » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:42 am

What's the history of this LS320?

What year is it, who's the original owner, where did he buy it, or who did he buy it from, what's the serial number?
Has it been re fretted, are these the original factory inlays?

There's no way "under normal circumstances" that inlay job went through Tokai Japan QC...there's something 'fishy' about this guitar.

Get me the info on the guitar and I'll send the e mail...let's find out the truth.

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Post by Axchisler » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:47 am

Hey guys remember me? All this talk about inlays, remember my posts about MOP inlays fetish? :lol:

Was just looking at my 3 LP's, LS100, LS230 and an OBG. The only one I can't see any filler is the OBG and it's for sale! Nothing to do with craftsmanship, more of a tone pref., although if one argues about inlays where else are corners being cut. Absolutely love my Tokais and mean no disrespect, but may make some wonder :-?.

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Post by bodark » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:06 pm

Rekon Billy G. cares about filler around the inlays?
I cannot tell if his Tokai in this video has filler or not.
In fact the paint is coming off due to his freakin killer "tone" 8) 8) 8)
Stop breakin down Tokai's and start watchin "Stop breaking down blues"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBxY-n8YTn4

Pause the vid at 3:07 = TOKAI
2007 Tokai LS-380
2009 Gibson LCPG #245 Peter Green Mod
1985 Tokai Super Edition AST-55H
1998 Fender Blue Jr w/ BillM mods
Fender Super Champ, stock for now

Axchisler
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Post by Axchisler » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:13 am

I was mistaken about the ObG above. I was cleaning the neck and noticed filler all around the inlays, it did not have the rounded corners like the Tokais, but there's filler nonetheless.

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Post by Max The Dog » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:44 am

Check the inlays out on this ?2000 baby!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1997-TOKAI-LP-STD ... 2a0de99d02
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Post by prudd » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:57 am

Max The Dog wrote:Check the inlays out on this ?2000 baby!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1997-TOKAI-LP-STD ... 2a0de99d02
Unacceptable :o , how did that get passed QC?

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Post by Polarbear » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:13 am

The inlays on mine are pretty decent I think:

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Post by looktoyourorb » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:16 pm

prudd wrote:
Max The Dog wrote:Check the inlays out on this ?2000 baby!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1997-TOKAI-LP-STD ... 2a0de99d02
Unacceptable :o , how did that get passed QC?

They must be hiring ex Gibson QC managers...

...and yes I'm allowed to comment having owned and still owning Gibsons (the one I still have is truelly excellent btw! :o )
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