Tokai Breezysound identify

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nossnevs
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Tokai Breezysound identify

Post by nossnevs » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:18 pm

Hi
Just have a new old Breezysound.
I believe it is 1981.
the serial nr is 7 digi and start with 10175XX
The sticker is TE 50
Both Pickup are stamped t e B, I think that's the original.
The tuners is stampes Tokai and the logo is the old one...7okai.
The neck is stamped 3 = 9, what does this mean ? (Or should I flip it... 6 = 8
The saddle I stamped Tokai and it a 6 saddle bridge.
The strange thing is that I can not see any stamp on the body, or I might not look the right place.
Can any one tell me the precise year ?

Thanks Michael

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If Peter read this, is it still possible to buy your book ?

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Re: Tokai Breezysound identify

Post by felixcatus » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:13 am

nossnevs wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:18 pm

The strange thing is that I can not see any stamp on the body, or I might not look the right place.
Try the control cavity. (and let no one tell you they 'always' have to match, they could but 'don't have to' match for a Tokai neck and body to be original!) :wink:

nossnevs wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:18 pm
Can any one tell me the precise year ?
(second half of) 1981.

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Re: Tokai Breezysound identify

Post by Peter Mac » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:49 am

Hi guys,

Could also be under the front pickup in that cavity.
'81 was a bit of a transition year for body stamps - on some late '81 Springy, they have 2 exact stamps, one in the pickup cavity and one in the control cavity.
regards
Peter
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Re: Tokai Breezysound identify

Post by nossnevs » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:50 am

Hi Guys

Thanks for answer.
The guitars is very nice, and very similar to my my others old Tokai/ springy sound from 80/81.
Except this is a Breezysound. Everything's looks very original, the tuners, the pick ups, bridge logo etc.

But I can not find a stamp on the body, is a little weird.I tried to look under the neck pickup and the control cavity.

Peter: Do you know what this code means ? The neck is stamped 3 = 9.
www.multisound.dk/MS/Foto%20guitar/Toka ... b_6b6c.jpg
And what about your book, is it for sale any where in Europe ?

Thanks Michael

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Re: Tokai Breezysound identify

Post by mdvineng » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:24 am

Or 6=8
Either way first digit is month and second is product number, so that neck and body mate up after paint.
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: Tokai Breezysound identify

Post by Hodge69 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:10 pm

All looks legit for an '81 guitar to me.
Round laminate fingerboard is my favourite.
Who put the bop in the bopshuwopshuwop?
7okai did.

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Re: Tokai Breezysound identify

Post by nossnevs » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:21 am

Hi Hodge 69

Yes I believe it is the real thing, the the stamps on pickups, on tuners, on bridge plate , the neck, and neck plate with number all match, and it is really very very nice to play. Excellent guitar, very playable, straight, stays in tune, all over the freetboard, so I'm very happy with this.
Just strange that I can find the color code anywhere. But maybe someone in 81 forgot it when it was made, who knows.....

Michael

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