SOLD: 1981 Tokai ES-100

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SOLD: 1981 Tokai ES-100

Post by Pegcityrocker » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:43 pm

Selling my 1981 Tokai ES-100. This is a real nice example of the golden era of Tokai's craftsmanship. Beautiful maple top that has some light birdseye
which doesn't really show very well in my poor pictures. Looks much better in person. The guitar itself is in really nice condition and it comes with the original hardshell case that fits like a glove and the original warranty card that contains the serial number and model number to confirm her identity. Also comes with the original truss rod tool. She also has the "100" sticker still on the back of the headstock. The guitar is all original. I recently purchased this guitar from Sonic Systems (Sonix) in Japan from an employee who worked at the Tokai factory in the early 80's. He set this guitar up really nicely. It has great playability with low action and great intonation. She plays alike a champ and sounds amazing. The back of the neck is nice and clean which is a big bonus. Original fret edge binding still intact. I thought I would give a 335 type guitar a try but I find I'm strictly a Les Paul and Tele kind of guy. That being said, I will not be heartbroken if she doesn't sell.

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Post by brokentoes » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:09 pm

What a beauty.

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:58 am

Fabulous... have one just like it. Like mine, yours is the ES110 J(azz) model. Good luck with the sale....someone will be very happy with it.

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:01 am

Thanks Marcus! She really is a fabulous player.

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:48 am

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:20 am

Magnificent. Closest thing to a real 59 that you'll find.

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:41 am

Dropped the price:)

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:00 am

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Post by ned » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:13 am

If I had the cash and space ....

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Post by #44 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:48 am

She got a big neck on her?

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:09 pm

The depth at the 1st and 12th fret is consistent with the average 1959 Les Paul neck as recorded in The Beauty of the Burst. So it's not huge but it's a nice round profile.

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:07 pm

Sold pending payment.

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Post by harpoonman » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:18 pm

Congrats! That guitar is a true beauty. Tough to let go of I imagine.

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Post by harpoonman » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:19 pm

Apologies...double post

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:32 pm

For sure. She is a real joy to play.

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