1981? '82? Tokai double cut, neck through ?? No numbers anywhere.

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scoopfing
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1981? '82? Tokai double cut, neck through ?? No numbers anywhere.

Post by scoopfing » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:42 pm

I posted this on Reddit recently, but I was hoping maybe someone here would have more info. I've had this guitar since 1993 or -94. It has no numbers or markings anywhere except "Tokai" on the headstock. I haven't seen any others like it online except in the 1982 Tokai catalog where Ian Hunter is holding what I believe is this guitar. I'm curious as to what model this might be.

https://www.reddit.com/r/guitars/commen ... sh_set_up/

More pics, pre repair and set up:

https://imgur.com/gallery/hv0fVnv

Thanks.

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Re: 1981? '82? Tokai double cut, neck through ?? No numbers anywhere.

Post by mdvineng » Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:48 am

Try translating the page

Looks very Yamaha 70's
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Re: 1981? '82? Tokai double cut, neck through ?? No numbers anywhere.

Post by scoopfing » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:06 am

I did. Doesn't seem to be anything about the guitar, just Ian Hunter.

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Post by mdvineng » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:36 am

I would contact Tokai Gakki, as it could be a late 60's early 70's attempt at electric or a small batch sample for another name company.
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Re: 1981? '82? Tokai double cut, neck through ?? No numbers anywhere.

Post by wulfman » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:19 am

Looks like the guitar in the catalog, to me. It says in the catalog that Hunter selected it from the Tokai export models.

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Post by Sigmania » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:01 pm

Tokai Export Model from back cover of the Spring ‘82 catalog.

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Ian Hunter with the “Export Model”

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Post by Sigmania » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:19 pm

Preserving the pics form the links in the OP.

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Post by Sigmania » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:22 pm

I'm not seeing a serial number.

Some features do seem very Yamaha (strap button placement & thru neck like SG2000) like someone else said, or Fujigen (Ibanez/Greco).


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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: 1981? '82? Tokai double cut, neck through ?? No numbers anywhere.

Post by Sigmania » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:37 am

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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