ES Type Guitar: any out there with a chunky neck

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ES Type Guitar: any out there with a chunky neck

Post by Jock68 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:59 am

I think I want a Tokai ES Guitar and I am looking for a specific model that has a chunky neck. From what I have discovered most seem to have slim 60s neck. I would prefer more of a 58/59 profile. Can anyone advise me what models I should look for?

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:30 am

My 81 ES100J has a perfect 59 profile neck - the whole guitar is as 59 as a 59

Friend has an early 2000's ES120 and the neck definitely is not slim.

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Post by villager » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:07 am

early tokais, as marcus said..

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Post by Jock68 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:43 am

Cheers, I will get hunting.

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Post by villager » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:45 am

i have one on site..

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Re: ES Type Guitar: any out there with a chunky neck

Post by Jock68 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:50 am

Just bought a ES120, ser number looks like a 2002 and the neck in lovely.

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Re: ES Type Guitar: any out there with a chunky neck

Post by luis » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:29 pm

Tokai ES guitars I have owned and still own have not a 58 chunky neck, I would say a 59 late in my 1981 and a bit slimmer but not 60s in my ex ES-120.
These are very good ES style guitars. Old 80'sones are not so common but worth to me, 90's are ever rarer but lack some features I like.

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Re: ES Type Guitar: any out there with a chunky neck

Post by jim777 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:05 am

Seventy Seven guitars makes ES types called "Exrubato" that have very chunky necks. Not Tokai, and not cheap, but that same super high Japanese quality we all love so much.

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Re: ES Type Guitar: any out there with a chunky neck

Post by 8bit Barry » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:22 am

I had exactly the same problem, I like a 59 neck - after so many attempts to get an ES second hand here in the UK, I found a seller in London with a 59 neck ES-100, a little slimmer width at the nut than my Reborn LP maybe (42mm?), but its a feels really good all the way up. They are out there...

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