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Plucker


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Custom Edition 1986 Reply with quote

Hello everyone!
I just got here on my search for information on a Tokai Custom Edition Stratocaster copy made in 1986. I've only discovered the offering an hour ago and thus far my search hasn't exactly proven thoroughly succesful. It seems like the Custom Edition has been built featuring A LOT of different specs.

The one I'm looking at actually looks like a plain vintage strat copy: Vintage Tremolo, Vintage Tuners, classic SSS-Configuration (the original pickups have been replaced with Duncan SSL-1s though), maple neck with RW fretboard. Looking at the other models with gold-plated pickguards, modern tremolos and HSH configurations one might actually doubt these are supposed to be from the same line of guitars - It does have the Custom Edition label on the headstock though. The guitar seems to be in a fairly good condition.

I've heard and read a lot of good things about the early Tokai MIJs but since I've never quite gotten into it I feel kind of lost trying to estimate a proper price for said piece of wood.

Any help would be highly appreciated. =)
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DaveWW
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post some pictures of the guitar as I doubt anyone is going to bve able to help you without them.

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Plucker


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure can. Here you go:





I've already checked the registry for information. The thing the registry can't (or doesn't) tell is whether this one could possibly compete with a used G&L Legacy (for which I'm currently on the lookout) or how much it originally retailed for.

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't help you with the actual model but I've seen these occasionally pop up on ebay. Most recent was this one which seems a similar spec large headstock model.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tokai-Custom-Edition-Strato-MIJ-1980-s-/320672741613?pt=AU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments&hash=item4aa995b8ed#ht_1880wt_1139


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Plucker


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well at least I know the one I'm looking at is fairly overpriced now.
Thanks for the link. =)
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