Tokai STrat - who owns the most ?

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Post by villager » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:53 pm

lost count of how many i have had 100+?

but i sell them so it probably doesn't count..

spread the love !!

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:06 pm

my one and only....

1978 ST-100 Springy Sound

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Post by ampmaker » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:15 am

I have a couple of ST-50s now: '83 Springy Sound that I've owned from new and an '83 Goldstar. Both are BLOCK logo.

When the Springy is back from the luthier, I'll post a mini-group shot.

FWIW, I also had an ST-80 from '79 or so (can't recall from memory), but I offloaded it after a while when I realised it wasn't a significantly better guitar than my ST-50 (different neck profile, of course).

Edited to add: not sure if that aristocratic blues player still collects Tokais, but he was certainly buying up a few Springy Sounds about 10 years ago. Was he ever a member here?

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Post by luis » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:42 am

Do you mean Ottis Grand Barry?

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Post by ampmaker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:42 am

Hey Luis. No, I mean genuine old-fashioned British blue-blooded aristocracy: The Honorary Roland Augusto Jestyn Estanislao Philipps.

He has a rather more blues-friendly stage name! ;) Todd Sharpville: http://www.toddsharpville.com/

Has played and recorded with many Blues greats, and called when I once advertised my first Springy Sound for sale. Seems he has 3 Tokai Strats nowadays.

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Post by luis » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:32 am

So we have another artist in the Tokai family, good.

I also found an spanish guitar player I like and watch him on stage some time ago called David Palau has a Springysound modified in his arse( I recall reading he uses it to record).

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Post by jonah65 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:59 pm

:o i think you mean in his arsenal! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by bluejeannot » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:34 pm

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Post by iainblack » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:49 am

After probably over a year away I was inspired by Sukis photo of the 15 so I thought I'd go into the man cave and take some shots of my collection. Will you give me 7.5 guitars?

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Left to right: my Sonic Blue (looks more like surf green now) TST55 with matching headstock. My new Japanese made TST50 Mary Kaye and all the way from Peru (I would call him padding ton!) my Metallic Red TST55 springy sound with matching headstock.

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Next up, left to right, my first tokai, a Metallic Blue TST50 then my Olympic White TST40 then the Lake Placid Blue TST50 (I really need to change that scratch plate back)

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Finally, my two variations. Left is a Snow White special edition with a Squier neck and a really nice J5R653 Jackson eater! It has a really round neck like some Les Paul's I've tried but a flat radius fingerboard.

The two cases in the background are my original on the left that came with the metallic blue and on the right the new style that came with the Mary Kaye. Both tweed. I have ordered 2 more to go with my ST55s. So, do I get a half point for the body.
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Post by felixcatus » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:19 am

iainblack wrote:After probably over a year away I was inspired by Sukis photo of the 15 so I thought I'd go into the man cave and take some shots of my collection..
And the pictures came out really nice. 8)

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Post by iainblack » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm

Anyone interested in getting some Tokai cases for there collection over to the Uk?

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=24258
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