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Post by iainblack » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:13 pm

Coming soon, sorry, it takes time writing it in word then pasting the image links in then pasting on here. I will post the link here when done
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Post by 3rdstone » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:57 pm

Great read, and many thanks for sharing! Looking forwad to that post about guitar shopping.

Btw, I noticed that the Love Rock on this pic has a three screw trc. That would make it a non MIJ guitar, or..?

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Post by iainblack » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:18 am

Not sure but Chinese Tokais come through the factory as well as direct release from China
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Post by Diamond » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:33 am

iainblack wrote:Not sure but Chinese Tokais come through the factory as well as direct release from China
Distributors have a choice, direct from China or through the Japan factory for an additional 15% up-charge.
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Post by BrianGT » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:53 pm

That was a great read and very informative!

It comes across that Tokai is a real and down to earth company that actually listens to their customers.

Many thanks! :)

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Post by iainblack » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:21 am

Thanks for your comment BrianGT. As a family business started in 1947 I think they really appreciate the feedback from customers. I will try and get the guitar shopping in Tokyo article completed in the next month.
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Post by brokentoes » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:33 am

I love the look of that yellow double cut special. Whats that model ?? Looks MIJ.

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Post by iainblack » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:37 am

sorry, not my area of expertise, I'm a strat man
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Post by brokentoes » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:44 am

Nothing wrong with that, i have a few myself. Thanks

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Post by iainblack » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:59 am

Just to link the threads, my Guitar shopping in Tokyo thread is here:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=184771#184771
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Post by iainblack » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:04 am

As a post script I found these shots of the original 80's brass knobs fitted to my snow white special edition with brass Fender scratchplate. I think it looks spot on!

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Post by Diamond » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:07 pm

Awesome!
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Post by Diamond » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:09 pm

Where can I buy the gold pickguards?

I need to send a few to Tokai for an order they're doing for me.
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Post by iainblack » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:00 pm

Thanks Diamond. I can't find the link to where I got them from I think Canada at £25 delivered but found this one on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-50s- ... nKsK34VsnA
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Post by iainblack » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 pm

Hope you are going to share your results!
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