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Jazz Sound... Please help date

 
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Fleafunk
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject: Jazz Sound... Please help date Reply with quote

hey guys,

please could someone help me a approximate dating on my jazz sound...

thanks, pics below...







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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

84 with newer tuners
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Fleafunk
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks bud...

how can you tell?
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fleafunk wrote:
thanks bud...

how can you tell?


The logo.
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Fleafunk
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok cool, thanks man...

could you tell me what the original machine heads (tuners) looked liked as i would like to restore it to original...

thanks again.
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Cali Girl
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar! Love the cream/tortoise look.
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fleafunk wrote:
ok cool, thanks man...

could you tell me what the original machine heads (tuners) looked liked as i would like to restore it to original...

thanks again.


Can you remove one tuner and take a pic so I can see the screw pattern?
Otherwise it'll be hard to know what tuners it had.
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Fleafunk
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cali Girl wrote:
Nice guitar! Love the cream/tortoise look.


thanks bud, it plays like a dream...
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Diamond
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recognise the music store in the photos....Juan, is this you

Lovely looking guitar.
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Fender32
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fleafunk wrote:
ok cool, thanks man...

could you tell me what the original machine heads (tuners) looked liked as i would like to restore it to original...

thanks again.


I'm rather late to the party, but it looks pretty similar to my white Tokai JB45.

Mine came with (historically) the wrong tuners completely (based on '70s P Bass ones. See below ...)



These were mostly used on the Tokai Hard Puncher (P Bass copies) series, but seem to have found their way onto a few Jazz Sounds, too . Recently, I swapped them for a set of Hipshot 'Vintage' tuners, which not only look more like the period-correct Fender tuners, but work very smoothly ...





If you look closely, you might see that the headstock logo differs slightly on mine, but that is just yet another wonderful anomaly of Tokai instruments from the period .

Anyway, I love this bass, whatever historical inaccuracies it may have. I hope that you now feel the same way about yours



(P.S. The bridge in the photo above is a Hipshot Vintage one, which I was just testing out - the standard, vintage one is now back on it).
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