Is this a legit Tokai?

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reversesmokey
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Is this a legit Tokai?

Post by reversesmokey » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:14 am

Hi, just wondering if anyone can help me tell if this guitar is a real Tokai?
https://trademe.nz/marketplace/music-in ... 1972029061

The pics are pretty crap but hoping there may be some giveaways?

Cheers.

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Re: Is this a legit Tokai?

Post by javelin70 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 am

reversesmokey wrote:Hi, just wondering if anyone can help me tell if this guitar is a real Tokai?
https://trademe.nz/marketplace/music-in ... 1972029061

The pics are pretty crap but hoping there may be some giveaways?

Cheers.
My guess is a low end korean model like the ALS37:
http://tokairegistry.com/images/catalogs/99p5.jpg

/Mike

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Post by jonah65 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:13 am

I think the case is worth more than the guitar. :P

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Post by reversesmokey » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:19 pm

Think you are on the money with it being an ALS37. It looks very similar to this https://reverb.com/ca/item/18843348-tok ... ric-guitar
Having no serial number and the circular style tuning pegs.

Are these low end ones no good? I'm just after a cheap ax but don't want to buy crap. The auction in my first link is in New Zealand $ so it's pretty cheap.

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Post by Paladin2019 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:40 pm

Bolt on neck, dot inlays, this is as low-end as it goes and from the look of the rust, dust and damage this is a guitar that has not been looked after.

As said above, the case is worth more than the guitar. You must be able to find something better than that.

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Post by reversesmokey » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:10 pm

I'm pretty sure I can too. Actually heading to Japan (Osaka) for work in a couple of weeks and I'm thinking of trying to find something second hand while I'm there.

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