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Bought a Tokai Paisley Tele!
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fuzztone
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check it out... looks like it was made out of one of Syd Barrett's jackets.















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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The imprint on the liner on the top half of that case appears to show there has been a Flying "V" housed in there before.

Great looking Tele, btw.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick51 wrote:
The imprint on the liner on the top half of that case appears to show there has been a Flying "V" housed in there before.

Great looking Tele, btw.


Thanks! Wow,I never noticed that before. It's a Fender case. My Fernandes strat came in that case. The Tele just came with a gigbag. Guess who live's in the gigbag now?Well,only till I can get another case.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the Breezy Sound decals were just applied on top of the clearcoat.The one on my guitar must fell off or got peeled off.




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know,The reason I am so thrilled to have this guitar is that for the last 5 years every week or so,I would go to Ebay and search "Tokai Paisley tele". In all that time I have only seen 2 ,mine and the one below.I posted about this guitar in the Japanaxe forum on Dec 21, 2008:

Wow! 1985 ATE `67 Tokai Paisley Telecaster,closest to a real one I have ever seen this one sold for $1425 on Ebay last week.From the ad:

"Here`s a 1985 ATE `67 Tokai Paisley Telecaster in excellent condition. I`ve upgraded it with a set of Jake Jones Vintage Tele pickups (made to nail James Burton`s `52 Tele tone and next to impossible to find) plus the wiring has been changed to `52 specs ( a quick fix if it`s not to your taste) Other details include a bird`s eye maple neck, a Final Pro Spec bridge plate and the back plate # is L 25352.This instrument plays and sounds amazing and the only (minor) issue is three small check lines on the front of the body. I am also including a servicable case plus the original set of Tokai pickups. In addition to the shipping cost will be a $10 fee for professional packing to ensure maximum safety in transit. All in all, this is a great opportunity for any player who wants the most authentic looking, killer sounding paisley without a monster price tag! I welcome any and all questions so please feel free to e-mail me and good luck! "






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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Tele looks straight out of '67. Try to wear an Afghan coat and some round blue sunglasses while playing it.

Seriously. It looks way better than all the comparisons. IMO it looks better than even the Fender original.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These Paisleys look very different in photos depending on where you take the photo.
I took some of my photos in a music store that has sunlight streaming directly into the store.
I also took some in the section of my apartment next to windows, same thing, light streaming in.

I could photoshop them to look much darker, more red than pink, etc.
But I've compared mine to a real Fender 68 and a Fender from the mid 90s.
The pink burst is almost identical, in fact the owner of the 68 reckons the current Tokai is "prettier".

Obviously they fade with time, the older they are and the more they're exposed to UV I guess the better they look.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my Tokai with 2 1968 Fender Paisleys for comparison.



Just for comparision of how close the paper is here is a picture of Fender Paisley



and my Tokai( the picture is of the edge so that is why it is blurry at the bottom)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is the guitar that my guitar was copied from:

Left '68 Fender right is my Tokai







Pictures of the '68 Fender came from from this TDPRI thread

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the pots in my tele



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon Fuzz! Go on the run!!!


Did you already see it?






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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluesyrat wrote:
C'mon Fuzz! Go on the run!!!


Did you already see it?


Haha,thanks,but...if I buy that guitar I will have to buy a hat and change my name to Brad.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a better picture of the neck.





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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow looks great!!!
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