old Tokai catalogs

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old Tokai catalogs

Post by kerosene_strat » Mon May 17, 2004 3:31 am

Does anybody have copies of Tokai catologs say between 76 and 81 that they could scan and send to me?

I'd be happy to pay for them

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Post by Nik Lloyd » Wed May 19, 2004 3:27 am

I have a couple of c1984 catalogues if that is any use ? Let me know. I would also be interested in copies of earlier catalogues. If you have any offers we could split the costs.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:27 am

no offers so far, seems the old ones are quite rare now

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Re: old Tokai catalogs

Post by PASONEKO » Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:32 pm

Hi!

I'm a blueglass fan in Japan. Tokai also made exact copy of pre-war Gibson Mastertone Banjo.
I have only some pics of their banjo catalogue. They are still very fine banjos.

Tokai Banjo Catalogue Circa 1978;
http://www.pasoneko.com/main/tokai.html
OnClick, you can see large pics.

My site's entrance;
http://www.pasoneko.com

In the US market, importer sold the banjos as GoldStar brand.

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Post by kerosene_strat » Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:18 am

thank you, i've been wanting a banjo for while now. i was looking at Gibson's but i'll try and seek out a Tokai now

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Post by Guest » Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:33 pm

:lol: Blueglass fan...from Japan :lol: TG Sorry ,just struck me funny! I make fun of Banjo's cause I can't play em! You could say I'm shallow? :wink:

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Here is the 1978 catalog

Post by tokaijunkie » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:51 am

Here ist the 1978 catalog:

http://guitar.pmn.ch/tokai1978

and the 1981 catalog:

http://guitar.pmn.ch/tokai1981


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TJ

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Post by ian » Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:42 am

Hey TokaiJunkie ? Wow :o !! Many Thanks :D ! I wasn?t really watching this thread, because I didn?t expect anyone to show a catalogue earlier than 81 :) lol. These should definitely be in the Registry. Very interesting stuff - we really need a Japanese contributor who'd be kind enough to translate the language, any takers :-? ?

Lots to digest in those pages. But as a start - I notice the LS80 ?OS? (?Original Sunburst?, I assume) is decaled ?Les Paul Model? and it has double-ring tuners, so I guess those double rings should be on ALL pre 1980 Les Paul models.

Interesting pics of 1978 LC100 Custom with ?correct? Split Diamond (later LC?s are different). Strange tuners on that LC too ? there?s one like that on eBay now, the first I?ve ever seen. Also looks like no S/N on rear of headstock (next to it is pictured LS model with S/N=8000101) :-? .

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Post by tokaijunkie » Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:53 am

ian wrote:Hey TokaiJunkie – Wow :o !! Many Thanks :D ! I wasn’t really watching this thread, because I didn’t expect anyone to show a catalogue earlier than 81 :) lol. These should definitely be in the Registry. Very interesting stuff - we really need a Japanese contributor who'd be kind enough to translate the language, any takers :-? ?
Hi Ian,

I've found these two catalogs on a japanese website a few months ago. Unfortunately I don't speak jap. :wink: I've already sent them to ned a month ago or so, but he's pretty busy at the moment...
ian wrote:Lots to digest in those pages. But as a start - I notice the LS80 “OS” (“Original Sunburst”, I assume) is decaled “Les Paul Model” and it has double-ring tuners, so I guess those double rings should be on ALL pre 1980 Les Paul models.
My 1979 Les Paul Reborn has double Rings too, so I think they are on all pre 1981 Models. For the LS-80 I think it's already a Les Paul Reborn (I have problems to read it because of the bad scans)
ian wrote:Interesting pics of 1978 LC100 Custom with “correct” Split Diamond (later LC’s are different). Strange tuners on that LC too – there’s one like that on eBay now, the first I’ve ever seen. Also looks like no S/N on rear of headstock (next to it is pictured LS model with S/N=8000101) :-? .
Indeed, the "correct" Split Diamond is interesting.

Best regards

TJ
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Post by ian » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:55 am

Hi TJ ? yes, you may be right on ?Model? vs. ?Reborn? on that headstock ? I was so surprised to see it I jumped the gun & posted my first rambling thoughts :lol: . The Japanese text appears to contain some dates, beginning with 1952, then 1957 & then 58 (ie alongside the LS80 photo) ? at a guess I suppose they may be saying something like ?Gibson first made Les Paul in 1952, ?& our Tokais copy the models from 1957 & 58 ??.

Incidentally, in an old thread ?Stokeboy? gave a link to part of the 1979 Catalogue
http://www.cyborg.ne.jp/~universe/iciji ... talog.html (add this to Registry & we?d have nearly the complete set). We need that Japanese translator (I had one till recently, drat!) :-? .

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Post by tokaijunkie » Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:41 pm

Ian,

thanks a lot for the 1979 link! As you know, to me this is maybe the most imortant catalog, because my guitar is in it! :D

A translation of all this stuff would be just great! Aren't there any japanese forum member who could to this? Pleeeaase!!

Thanks again

TJ
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Post by ned » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:52 pm

Just found the catalogs in my in box. My office at home flooded when the AC overflow line leaked and I have been without my main PC since the weekend of July 4th. New flood should be in my office in the next 2 weeks and things can get back to normal, which means site development.

I'll post those 2 catalogs on the site this weekend.

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Post by ian » Sat Aug 21, 2004 12:54 am

Hi Ned ? sorry, not trying to rush you, truly. Sorry to hear about the AC overflow problems. Just wish we had a few Japanese guys here who could tell us what it all says! :-?

Best wishes,
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Post by tokaijunkie » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:45 am

Ned,

thanks for posting the two catalogs into the registry site! Although its not the whole thing, I think posting the LS part of the 1979 catalog would be cool too!?

Thanks again and best regards

TJ
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Post by ned » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:27 am

I'll add the 79 catalog as well.

Ian- if you get a translator let me know as I've got a Japanese Vintage Magazine with tons of Fender copy Tokai info in it just all in Japanese.

79 Catalog now added.

Ned

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