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2003 loverock no "m I j " stamp , legit or fake ?!

 
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riffpowers
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: 2003 loverock no "m I j " stamp , legit or fake ?! Reply with quote

I've been the proud owner of a few Tokai guitars over the years , and always after another !

I've seen an interesting one for sale locally. It's a cherry sunburst flame top. Has the open book headstock , bell shaped 2 screw truss rod cover , and the serial number looks like an 030 2003 one . The patina and wear on the guitar match the age , and the pots seem decent quality.

It seems just like an mij guitar , apart from the fact there is no "made in Japan " on bottom of the headstock , it's blank .

Did Tokai make any like this ? Is it legit ??!! The seller isn't a guitar player so doesn't know any info .
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Paladin2019
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics would help as it sounds like some parts may have been modified. Bell TRC would be non-original and possibly pots depending on the model.

It does sound like a genuine MIJ, the biggest clue being the 2 screw TRC. There was no made in Japan stamp around that time, only a sticker which tended to get removed.
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riffpowers
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paladin2019 wrote:
Pics would help as it sounds like some parts may have been modified. Bell TRC would be non-original and possibly pots depending on the model.

It does sound like a genuine MIJ, the biggest clue being the 2 screw TRC. There was no made in Japan stamp around that time, only a sticker which tended to get removed.



Thanks for the info ! I'll go in and have another look today .
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