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1979 Tokai TE80 for slae UK e bay
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Godless Red
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: 1979 Tokai TE80 for slae UK e bay Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141483333171?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How heavy is it?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

judging from the picture , i'd say probably between 7.25344853 pounds and 8.723857312 pounds
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet guitar and it has a case.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

went for 732 quid in the end. not bad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't help myself. Lol. I need a 12 step program.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you buy it Sigmania Do you get charged import taxes when buying from the UK ?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did buy it. As for import taxes I am not sure. It seems like it depends on which carrier is used?

I am not sure if I have bought guitars from the UK before. Plenty from Japan and Canada.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posting pics. My first Breezy so would welcome input. Hope it's all legit.












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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Siggy,

I believe there is a thread in the Vintage section about this particular guitar.

In my opinion the serial number is not original, however all other details seemed perfect for the first 1980 run of TE models.
As both 1979 and 1980 Tokai share the same plate spacing, it would be very easy to swap for an earlier plate.
This plate number would almost place the guitar a full year earlier than its release which seems illogical as there is no mention of TE models in either the 1979 Vol 2 catalogue or the 1980 Vol 3 catalogue (printed Nov 1979) and the official release date was March 1980.
I should also point out that serial number logs place other serial numbers surrounding 9005420 as being ST models only.

I am planning on visiting the Tokai Factory early next year to go through their archives and get some definite answers.

Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I read that earlier today. At first I thought it was the same guitar, but note the serial numbers.

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=22181&start=0&sid=9224680b8aaa74df401f57698f6d9a73
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is 9005420 the other is 9005128.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Mac wrote:


I am planning on visiting the Tokai Factory early next year to go through their archives and get some definite answers.



Can I go with you?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me be the first to say congrats to you on what looks to be a killer 2 tone Breezy. !!

Envy

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks brokentoes! 😃
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