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I've bought my first Tokai! Real or fake?

 
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valere24
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: I've bought my first Tokai! Real or fake? Reply with quote

I've bought my first Tokai. I took lots of pictures - see
http://pbckt.com/sZ.mGs
Does it look real or fake to you?
When was it made? I would guess 85 or 86...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks real enough to me.
85 or later, Tokai basses look the same into the 90's (outside the US!) so it's almost impossible to date them exactly.
What is that "Oldies" decal doing?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Magnus, I don't know much about the basses but it looks fine to me. Hard to date the script decal ones, same as with Goldstars - 84, 85, maybe 86 or a bit later.

The decal? they all had that didn't they? Here's my 1983 JB45.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I meant is the placement is very odd but I see you have it in the same place! Tokai... [does shakings of head]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't be bothered to check now, but I think Tokai are just copying what Fender do.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be bothered
And it's true, some but not all Fender Jazz basses have the "Contour Body" decal joined to the main logo. Interesting!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrsuspend wrote:
I could be bothered
And it's true, some but not all Fender Jazz basses have the "Contour Body" decal joined to the main logo. Interesting!


That Leo Fender... [does shakings of head]

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Sorry about that, I've been reading too much Robert Rankin recently...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, looks like a very credible JB45 to me - congratualtions!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:
I can't be bothered to check now, but I think Tokai are just copying what Fender do.


Isn't that the whole point of these instruments though?


(Old post I know)
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