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mattygiglio
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Joined: 15 Oct 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:44 am    Post subject: It looks real Reply with quote

Hey guys, I'm thinking of purchasing this guitar

https://reverb.com/item/306990-tokai-ls-160-2014-violin-finish

It certainly looks like a LS 160 but I just wanted to double check, and see if anyone had thoughts on it, as I am living in Australia and will not be able to see it in person.

Cheers.
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Mojo Pin
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it's an LS173.
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice and certainly the real deal. Any size restrictions on shipping to Australia from the US? I thought there was....
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cashcow
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reverb is also selling a MIC Tokai Firebird for almost 1600.00. MIC hasn't achieved that kind of status yet, no?
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hekdiesel
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, about the size restrictions.

I am going to do research on that, I wouldn't think that would apply to UPS/Fedex though, but they'd certainly be more pricey, ugh.
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cashcow
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://reverb.com/item/311965-tokai-firebird-vii-candy-apple-red

Tried to contact seller but cannot


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hekdiesel
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is silly pricing, but you're hijacking the man's thread... lol
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cashcow
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote the joker who is selling the MIC Tokai Firebird and here's his reply -

"Thanks for inquiring. I had Six of the Firebirds Custom Made by Tokai China, as Tokai Japan refused to make them for me, because of the Lyre Tailpiece. They were about $1250 shipped. Japan would have made them with a stop tailpiece at the cost of about $2700-2800, without the custom made Tokai gig-bags which run about $120. They would retail for $3600-4200. The quality over at Tokai Japan is second to none. We are extremely satisfied with Tokai China...."





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Lucke Luke
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do tokais make neck-thru firebirds? Or is it only a set-in neck as it's a chinese model?
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cashcow
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's more....

"I've sold 4 and have 2 left... Apparently, you do not get to deal with on a personal or business level... The mic guitars are superb... Yes, the mij model is great... I'm the only source of Tokai in the US. I can order LP's for 10k if I wish... You not having direct contact with Tokai would not know that.."

LPs for 10 grand? This guy is a joker. For 10K I would buy a round trip ticket to Japan, stay a while and visit ESP and have Navigator make me what I wanted. I'd scour the countryside for a pair of double cream Dry Zs
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mattygiglio
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys. Looks like I'll be purchasing my first Tokai! About the size restrictions I don't think there is, my brother has purchased from the US before with no problems.
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cashcow
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure they pack it well. Let us know how you make out.
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