6 digit Tokai Love rock?

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nicholasim
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6 digit Tokai Love rock?

Post by nicholasim » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:31 pm

Hi guys, i just bought a Toaki love rock 2nd hand. It plays great and i love it a lot. Only problem is that the note on the 19th and 20th fret is the same, i assume this is the problem of uneven frets right?

Ok, so the seller told me this is a Korean made guitar, i did a little bit of research before buying and found that the china made ones start with C or CH, my guitar is just 6 numbers, so i assumed it was Korean.

Now i just want to confirm with you guys as i read from the site that it is supposed to have 7 digits not 6.

Someone please help to identify

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Post by nicholasim » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:41 am

Hmm... no one??? Come on, this is a tokai forum, someone has ought to know! :roll:

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Post by jacco » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:40 am

With these pics it still could be Chinese or Korean.
Do you have a close up of the pots and pics of the tenon, and the routing of both pickup cavities?

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Post by nicholasim » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:07 am

Here are the pics for the pickup cavity. Both neck and bridge:

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Post by bluesyrat » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:57 am

seems chinese, not sure... :roll:

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Post by jacco » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:37 am

100% sure it's Chinese

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Post by nicholasim » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:55 am

:( i bought it for about $300 USD. Dam.. should have done more research, i thought the serial numbres on the china made one starts with C or CH, thats why i bought this thinking it was Korean.

Well, main thing that matter is that the guitar plays and sounds great. Only thing i would fault was the craftmanship.

1) Frets needed some leveling which i done myself.
2) One of the machine head is not aligned, see the pic in the 1st post.
3) when i remove any screws on the guitar, there is saw dust.

Nothing else to fault really. Hmm, is $300 USD an acceptable price for a chinese made Tokai? 2nd hand, condition was probably 8/10.

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Post by bluesyrat » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:40 am

do not fret too much, is a great way to become an ace :wink:

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Post by stratmoto » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:47 pm

That is a Korean guitar, of some description.

Tell tale points are the Tone & Vol knobs, shape of the nut, cream plastic cavity plates, colour of the green on the tuners, the usual Korean buffing compound in the fretboard grain, it also lacks the usual squeezed out glue around the neck tenon that the Chinese models have.

Oddities are the quilt top, the bridge saddles look more like Chinese hardware, the serial number being stamped, (any serial number for that matter) and lack of "Made in Korea" in gold under the clear finish.

Probably an Alder body with maple neck scarf jointed behind the 2nd~3rd fret.

$300 USD sounds like a fair price, should be a good thing.
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