Help getting information about my new ES100

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Fueradeljuego
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Help getting information about my new ES100

Post by Fueradeljuego » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:22 pm

I posted another message that for some reason was tagged for spam...let's try again.

Can you get me any information (year, value) about this guitar that I just acquired in a trade?

Thank you.

https://imgur.com/a/rlBCLWf

guitar hiro
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Re: Help getting information about my new ES100

Post by guitar hiro » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:40 pm

(1) serial number is six digits, not the typical Tokai seven digit serial number
(2) serial number font is not the typical font used by Tokai
(3) bridge posts are way too thick aka not the typical much more narrow bride post seen on the typical MIJ Tokai

My guess would be you may have posted photos of a Fakai aka NOT a true MIJ Tokai

Cheers
Last edited by guitar hiro on Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
A = Alnico :lol:

Well, the reason I like PAFs is because they are the most single coil sounding of the buckers - Possum

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Re: Help getting information about my new ES100

Post by marcusnieman » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:47 pm

You also don't show the full front headstock of yours. If it's a three screw trussrod cover (like the Korean one you put up in your other post), then it's definitely not MIJ

Your 08 serial number indicates 2008 - but as far as I know, there were no Japanese ES100's in 08. Your made in Japan print on the headstock is white too. I've never seen a MIJ with a white ink stamp.

Lastly, you label looks like it's hand written or a hand written print font was used. Never seen this on a MIJ Tokai.... or any Tokai for that matter.

My guess is that it's a doctored non MIJ.... let's see the front of the headstock.

Fueradeljuego
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Re: Help getting information about my new ES100

Post by Fueradeljuego » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:20 pm

Here's the front of the headstock. Thanks for your help, though the news is not very encouraging.

https://imgur.com/I40T0Lx

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Re: Help getting information about my new ES100

Post by guitar hiro » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:52 am

Likely MIC aka Made In China, judging from the head stock face
A = Alnico :lol:

Well, the reason I like PAFs is because they are the most single coil sounding of the buckers - Possum

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Re: Help getting information about my new ES100

Post by marcusnieman » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:37 am

Yup... doctored. Not sure what the seller is asking for it but if he's misrepresenting it as MIJ and asking MIJ money for it, that's fraud and I'd report it.
Or you can bring it to his attention and hash it out. There's always the chance though that he is unaware that it's a fake.

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