Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Does anyone else here have an early '80's Tokai Explorer?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Vintage (Older than 1985)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
spikeymikey
Guitar God


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 698

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:29 am    Post subject: Does anyone else here have an early '80's Tokai Explorer? Reply with quote

Here's my '84. Anyone else got one tucked away somewhere? I'd really like to see some others.







There must be someone else out there with one?

Phantom....you got anything??

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mojo Pin
Guitar God


Joined: 30 May 2008
Posts: 61

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really cool, I don't have one but I wish I did. Would you mind sharing a few things about it? Like weight, neck profile, balance , playability, pickups etc
I've been keeping an eye out for one of those and a V as well. They seem to be quite rare.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spikeymikey
Guitar God


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 698

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mojo,

OK, weight is very light - under 7 pounds easily - amazing for a quite large-body guitar. Balance is very good , standing or sitting - both very comfortable. Neck profile is like my '59 Junior, not slim and not fat - pretty ideal really - slightly fatter than my 64 Juniors and the wood is beautiful - very resonant and responsive. The pickups are Duncan antiquities as I bought it sans pickups. It sounds really good and sustains well - on the bass pickup exceptionally so - my band members agree on this. It's a really good guitar - has a few knocks and dings but is all the more playable for that!

Good luck in your search but I really only know of one other that Glen on here had('Wishbonz').
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mojo Pin
Guitar God


Joined: 30 May 2008
Posts: 61

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, you've made me want one even more.

Enjoy your cool guitar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spikeymikey
Guitar God


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 698

PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mojo,

You could ask Wishbonz who has his other one - I bought this one off him - and see if that person wants to sell it?

Otherwise I'll keep my eyes skinned for another and let you know if I find one.

Cheers

Mike.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jl1
Guitar God


Joined: 03 Nov 2013
Posts: 76
Location: brigthon

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi spikey

gimme a call re explorer

jl1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
LPjunior
Guitar God


Joined: 21 Oct 2012
Posts: 100

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mojo Pin wrote:
That's really cool, I don't have one but I wish I did. Would you mind sharing a few things about it? Like weight, neck profile, balance , playability, pickups etc
I've been keeping an eye out for one of those and a V as well. They seem to be quite rare.


http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=23118


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Vintage (Older than 1985) All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group