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20 century boy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:40 am    Post subject: tokai SG Reply with quote

hi guys
Does anyboy knows if this one:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2384&item=7327822569&rd=1
is made in japan or made in Korea? I have a doubt...
Thanx
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hum, maybe I should have post this on "ebay alert"... sorry
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:50 am    Post subject: Re: tokai SG Reply with quote

20 century boy wrote:
hi guys
Does anyboy knows if this one:
is made in japan or made in Korea? I have a doubt...

I wonder if a Japanese SG copy would use alder and maple for body and neck. The pickups look strange on that picture, too, obviously some kind of P-90 wannabe. Last but not least the bridge/tailpiece combo isn't original style either, as far as I know.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, p-90 and a wraparound bridge.

it's the same as sold on Tokai uk
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20 century boy wrote:
it's the same as sold on Tokai uk

That one at least has a mahogany neck and body for RRP 599.00. In the meantime I've found a picture in a special Gibson issue of the german "Gitarre & Bass" magazine with a new Pete Townsend signature model which he had smashed in Woodstock back then. It also has a wrap-around bridge/tailpiece and P-90s, but a bigger pickguard which can hold the pickups with two screws, not these strange looking pickup rings.

These one-piece bridges were probably used as an easy replacement for the original vibrato units if a guitarist didn't like them. I think SGs would usually have a stop tailpiece if it didn't have a vibrato, but this affords two new holes in the body.

[Edit]As usual this site knows all about it:
http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson5.html#sgspec
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not know this guitar. I also do not know what the seller means with SG35 "S".

If it is a SG35, then it has a body of Nato and a neck as well of Nato, which is bolt on. And the guitar is made in Korea. Pickups are MK4.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be a sg60 like on the tokai uk site.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guitar is a Korean made copy of a mid-60's SG special. It is actually very accurate in detail. The P-90's were often seen in Specials from that era. The pick guard looks generally correct and the wrap-around bridge/ tailpiece is correct too (at least from the lousy picture). They even got the oval plastic knob kluson-type tuners right. Based on my MIK Tokai SG-35 which is an infinitely better guitar that my Gibson SG faded Special and almost as good as my SG Classic (also with P-90's), I'd take a flyer on that guitar. If it was only in the US..... I love Korean made Tokais. I hope you MIJ Tokai fans keep on trashing them so the prices stay low. The MIJ's are way over-rated and the MIK's are way under appreciated. That's why you need to do your homework, though. I do wish Tokai had left off one detail on this guitar. The combo bridge/ tailpiece is impossible to intonate correctly. The Gibson Classic has a stop tail with a Nashville-type bridge. It's stays in tune berautifully.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanxfor your answer sshan25 That's very precise and complete.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

id love to pick up this guitar but the $1000+price tag is definitely not a good thing
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