NGD First Tokai!

Area for Tokai's older than 1985

Moderators: ian, ned

Ron S
Plucker
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Location: Norfolk, UK
Contact:

NGD First Tokai!

Post by Ron S » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:51 pm

Hi All
I just wanted to say hello and just check with the experts that this guitar was all okay? I don't know too much about Tokais but couldn't resist.

It's a Tokai Love Rock Gold Top serial 1014***. It has a sticker under the s/n with 70 (white on black) It has Gibson P90s in it and came with a Tokai hard case. I'm told it's from 1982?

It certainly appears quite old but is in great condition for its age.

Sorry for being dense but I can't figure out how to post pics :-/ I've included a link to Facebook, is that okay?

Oh and it sounds fantastic! I'd love to know more about it as I've never owned a Tokai before despite having played for forty years (and own about the same number of guitars!)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

[/url]

felixcatus
Guitar God
Posts: 1380
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:58 am
Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Post by felixcatus » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:05 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Ron S wrote: I'm told it's from 1982?
The serial# chart indicates 1981.

brokentoes
Guitar God
Posts: 1783
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:20 pm
Location: Canada

Post by brokentoes » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:59 pm

GT with P-90's whats not to love ?? Congrats !!!

Ron S
Plucker
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Location: Norfolk, UK
Contact:

Thanks

Post by Ron S » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:59 am

Thanks guys

The buyer originally said 1982, I checked the Tokai dating site for info and while the serial number does suggest '81 it also states that the LS-70 Gold top with P90s was only available in '82?

I'm assuming it was probably a very early one from that particular batch?

Not that it matters terribly :-)

ibicus
Guitar God
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu May 28, 2015 12:52 am
Location: Germany

Post by ibicus » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:06 am

That's a real beauty and look at this fantastic condition for its age ! To post pics you need an account for flickr or photobucket or similar.

Images can indeed be shown in your posts. However, there is no facility at present for uploading images directly to this board. Therefore you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.some-unknown-place.net/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor to images stored behind authentication mechanisms such as Hotmail or Yahoo mailboxes, password-protected sites, etc. To display the image use either the BBCode [img] tag or appropriate HTML (if allowed).

Ron S
Plucker
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Location: Norfolk, UK
Contact:

Pictures!!

Post by Ron S » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:32 am

Thanks Ibicus

I'll give it a try!
Image2017-08-11 15.58.10 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
Image2017-08-11 15.57.02 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
Image2017-08-11 15.57.12 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
Images-l1600 (11) by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
Images-l1600 (2) by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
Image2017-08-14 19.14.38 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr

villager
Guitar God
Posts: 3701
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:24 pm
Location: Middle of Nowhere.. France.
Contact:

Post by villager » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:59 am

very nice example...

Emiel
Guitar God
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:47 am
Location: The Netherlands

Post by Emiel » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:26 pm

So you were the highest bidder on Ebay lately! You beat me to it :)

Beautiful guitar. Congrats!! Let me know if you ever decide to sell it.

duff
Guitar God
Posts: 157
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:03 pm
Location: antwerp, belgium

Post by duff » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:08 pm

Very nice!

Ron S
Plucker
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Location: Norfolk, UK
Contact:

Thanks

Post by Ron S » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:22 pm

Thanks guys

Emiel: Apologies :wink: I just had to have it! I'll try to remember to give you first refusal!

guitar hiro
Guitar God
Posts: 541
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:28 pm

Post by guitar hiro » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:52 pm

that is like 110% of awesomeness right there 8) Congrats on a great find!!

Thomas/Sweden
Guitar God
Posts: 113
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:23 am
Location: Sweden

Post by Thomas/Sweden » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:19 pm

Big congrats, it's gorgeous!

Peter Mac
Guitar God
Posts: 1190
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2001 6:00 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post by Peter Mac » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:49 pm

Hi Ron,

This is indeed an LS-70-GT from very late 1981. The Model Year 1982 began production usually around October 1981. The serial number is from very late 1981 ( 1014000) as they finished around 1016000.
This was the only LS model to have an 18deg headstock pitch but poly lacquer instead of N/C. Interestingly this model was sold with a OHSC as part of it's retail price 84,000yen, the same as LS-80 and above Models. LS-60 and LS-50 were not.

Congrats

Peter
The world will not end today...because it is already tomorrow in Australia.

CliffsComicWorld
Guitar God
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:43 am
Location: U.S.A.

Post by CliffsComicWorld » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:34 pm

I just have to say.... Nice Score!!!

yann
I only know 3 chords
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:26 am
Location: S Wales

Post by yann » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:16 am

very nice!

Post Reply