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Tokai reissue the 1967-1969 Hummingbird - NAMM 2018

 
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Diamond
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:55 am    Post subject: Tokai reissue the 1967-1969 Hummingbird - NAMM 2018 Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/TokaiSpain/videos/1831313807158826/?hc_location=ufi
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like those a lot.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/TokaiGuitarsUSA/videos/915828715250724/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it! Thanks for posting these links.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diamond wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/TokaiGuitarsUSA/videos/915828715250724/


So who's Tokai Guitars USA now?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USA sales

https://drowninginguitars.com/store/new-tokai-guitars/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also this new model, basically the previous GS models now incorporated into an AST model.
The H/S/S pickups in the GS models were amazing.
It will be available in SEB or regular Alder or ASH (no SEB).

The one being demoed here is SEB (ASH) with the Maki-e paint finish.
The Maki-e Japanese paint technique is a Japanese Lacquer and Gold powder finish first developed in the Heian period (7941185) and blossomed in the Edo period (16031868).

https://www.facebook.com/TokaiSpain/videos/1831552140468326/?hc_location=ufi
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aroomstudios wrote:
USA sales

https://drowninginguitars.com/store/new-tokai-guitars/


Right.... the guy that doesn't ever have any in stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Maki-e Japanese paint technique really looks interesting. The hummingbird demo works for me but sadly for some reason the new paintjob strat styled one doesn't
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brokentoes wrote:
The Maki-e Japanese paint technique really looks interesting. The hummingbird demo works for me but sadly for some reason the new paintjob strat styled one doesn't


The Maki-e paint job comes with quite a hefty price up charge.
I think I'd order them without the Maki-e and without the SEB.
I've had the GS models before and they were amazing, great pickups with a coil split switch and VS100 bridge.
However the GS models weren't a regular Strat shape, this new model is pretty much AST108 Strat shape.

Thing is I can't think of what colours to order keeping in mind the pickup colour is black with no white option?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the single coils don't have covers ?? Hmmmm tough call.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brokentoes wrote:
So the single coils don't have covers ?? Hmmmm tough call.


They have black covers.

Looking for ideas as to what body colour and scratchplate to use with black pickups?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokai's two tone or what i believe they call golden sunburst is very nice and would fit black pups nicely. works with maple or rosewood boards as well. I like to see the wood grains though myself. Olympic white or an aged ivory with rosewood board is another of my fav's for a solid finish. Lake placid blue or a dark green could also work with black pups to my eye. Black pickguards to match and matching headstock would be sweet . I'm also almost 50 years old so i'm not sure i'm in your target group.
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