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Post by hans-j?rgen » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:20 am

togps wrote:I have the 1979 one. Since I'm not able to scan - I can make pics of the remaining pages. Advice.
You could send it to me, and I'll scan it and send it back - maybe... :)
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Post by togps » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:22 pm

I'll ship it next week.
Take care of it. 'Cause i paid JYen 27,500 for it. I'll ship it insured with a value of 2000 US$. :)

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Post by hans-j?rgen » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:42 am

togps wrote:I'll ship it next week.
Take care of it. 'Cause i paid JYen 27,500 for it. I'll ship it insured with a value of 2000 US$. :)
:lol:
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Post by hans-j?rgen » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:27 pm

togps wrote:I'll ship it next week.
Take care of it. 'Cause i paid JYen 27,500 for it. I'll ship it insured with a value of 2000 US$. :)
Arrived safely, and I already scanned it with 300dpi (~1MB each page), so the description pages on the back with lots of tiny Japanese characters can be zoomed sufficiently to read them.
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Post by Marcus » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:10 pm

I now have downloaded, enlarged and printed out the Japanese page in question, and have begun to translate it. Please be patient, as I have to do this in my spare time. I will post a full translation here once completed.

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Post by luis » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:00 pm

OK Marcus, thank you so much.If we have wait some years I think we can wait any time more....

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Tokai catalog 1980 vol.3, pages 1-16

Post by hans-j?rgen » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:42 am

Sometimes it takes a little longer... OK, here they are, each around 1MB in file size because of the 300dpi resolution of the scans. The original 1980 catalog vol. 3 doesn't have numbered pages, because it's basically a big poster folded to the usual format. So I chose the page numbers according to the pictured models, not from left to right. And last but not least you will see in the Love Rock pictures that they are identical to the four available pages of the 1979 catalog on the main Registry site.

Front page:
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_01_300dpi.jpg

Strat models:
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_02_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_03_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_04_300dpi.jpg

Love Rock models:
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_05_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_06_300dpi.jpg

Precision Bass models:
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_07_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_08_300dpi.jpg

Description and specs of all models:
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_09_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_10_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_11_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_12_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_13_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_14_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_15_300dpi.jpg
http://bluezzbastardzz.kilu.de/1980vol3_16_300dpi.jpg

By the way, togps, it's the 1980 catalog, as it's written in the "Tokai Special Agent" lines on page 2 and 16, and it says "Volume 3" on the front page. I'll send it back today, and thanks again for sharing... :)
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Post by hans-j?rgen » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:13 am

Marcus wrote:I now have downloaded, enlarged and printed out the Japanese page in question, and have begun to translate it. Please be patient, as I have to do this in my spare time. I will post a full translation here once completed.
By the way, did that project come to an end? :wink:
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Post by Peter Mac » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:11 pm

Hi guys

For starters the 1979 pages on the Forum are wrong. The '79 catalog is the same as the 1978 catalog with the exception that there are new models added (SS and PB ) and a different cover.
1982 Vol 5 and Vol 6 are identical except for the cover and the print. Vol 5 (Joe Walsh) is glossy and Vol 6 (Rick Derringer) is paper.
1983 Vol 7 and 1984 Vol 8 are very similar, both called Tokai World, but the covers (Vol 7 - Chester and Lester * Vol 8 'The Band') are different and 1984 features the TALBO launch.

I pretty much have all the catalogs from 1978 to 1989, either in hard copy or Hi-res scan ( my gratitude to Reborn Old and Greco Burst for their help)
but still require 1979 Vol 2 and 1985 Vol 9 to complete.
I will buy catalogues or accept Hi-Res scans

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Post by jacco » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:05 pm

I think you are talking about the Japanese catalogs, right?
There is a 1985 volume 11 in Japanese on Vintaxe. Does that mean there were 3 Japanese catalogs in 1985? Odd for such a bad year for Tokai.

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Post by Peter Mac » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:50 am

Correct, as usual, Jacco.

The Japanese catalogues are the only ones that are consecutively numbered however by 1987 they were in English.

Again I did a typo - Vol 9 is from 1984, not '85 my apologies.

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Post by Sigmania » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:35 am

I have a bunch of catalogs that I would love to have translated. One I have in hand the others are shipping from Japan as we speak.

I have a Japanese guitarist friend who may be able to help.

I will work on scans when I get a chance and post to photobucket.

I have the 1981 Carved Top, 1980 Flat Top, 1982 Concept with Joe Walsh on the cover, 1984 The Tokai World, and a rare DiMarzio catalog from 1979-80.

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Post by Peter Mac » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:48 am

err....don't you mean 1981 Flat-top?

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Post by Sigmania » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:36 pm

Peter, You are right. Seller said it was 80 but its an 81 like you said.

Thanks

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Post by Peter Mac » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:06 pm

No worries I am uploading the JP Tokai catalogue images by year -

Image
...............Vol 1-1978 ;.........Vol 2 - 1979 ;.........Vol 3 - 1980
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--------------Vol 4 - 1981 Arch + Flat .......;.......Vol 5 & Vol 6 - 1982
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---------------Vol 7 - 1983 .......;..........Vol 8 & Vol 9 - 1984
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--------------- Vol 10 - 1984........;........Vol 11 - 1985........;........Vol 12 - 1986
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--------------- Vol 13* - 1987........;........Vol 14* - 1988........;........Vol 15* - 1989

These are the original Factory catalogue faces. There are 3 original English catalogue from 1983 and 2 for 1985. *1987 - 1989 are also in English.

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