any takers at what this is? - grateful for the help

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sdoneil
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any takers at what this is? - grateful for the help

Post by sdoneil » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:42 pm

SEEMS TO BE QUITE A MYSTERY HERE.... Maybe someone else will know

tokai - 6 digit serial - 051186 ???

Double ring tuners - 81??? or replicas of a vintage tuner?


No markings of japan or korea??? ANYWHERE!!!!

Appears to be Maple top, 500K pots, gold hardware (incl. b-2 bridge)

LC - 60??? is my guess and what year is beyond me... Here are some pics - I hope this will provide the clues needed...

CHEERS

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shaun

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Post by Udonitron » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:03 pm

Yeah that looks to be a Chinese made model. 3 screw truss cover, metric bridge, and the center nipple between the open book on the headstock are dead giveaways generally. Not to mention the HUGE Tokai font on the headstock

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Post by sdoneil » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:31 pm

it looks like the top is 5/8" thick - maple top??? neck is good - minor buzz around 14th fret bottom string...

is this worth while to throw some new pick ups into it.??? I paid 300 for it used

what else would be worth while upgrading on it??

or just pawn it off??? - sounds ok as is but its not X factor as I had hoped
shaun

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Post by Udonitron » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:33 pm

Only you can decide if it is good enough for you and how well it plays man.

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:22 am

You are probably wasting your time looking for the "X" factor in a Chinese guitar,buy a Japanese Tokai and experience the "real" thing... :wink:

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Post by Paladin2019 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:17 am

sdoneil wrote: I paid 300 for it used
You were ripped off, it's a fake.

By the way, you've posted the same thread in two different sections.

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:00 pm

sdoneil wrote: I paid 300 for it used
300 what? Beans? Goats? :o

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