SOLD 1981 Tokai Breezy Sound - TE-80

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SOLD 1981 Tokai Breezy Sound - TE-80

Post by ampmaker » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:57 am

Bought in the early 2000s direct from Japan, this see-through blonde is the oldest Tokai I have left. It's gorgeous, but the number of times I pick up a Tele is so infrequent, that it's a waste to have it sitting doing nothing.

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Spec - as far as I know - is: Sen (ash) body) nitro lacquer, brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Neck appears to be a C-profile - quite a handful. I think the bridge has been swapped out (there's a Tokai-stamped Tele bridge in the case.

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Pickup(s) might be potted - I will undo the scratchplate and strings to photograph the innards ASAP.

'101nnnn' serial number dates to 1981. There are a small dings on the body edge, and a few small marks on the back of the body.

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It does need a setup. Strings are rattling a little.

Price: £850 + shipping. Includes the rectangular hard case shown.

NOW SOLD.
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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 am

Very nice

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Post by villager » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:42 pm

i will have it off you ..

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Nice see-through blonde.

Doubt the rosewood is from Brazil though.

Good luck with your sale. It's a beauty.

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Post by ampmaker » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:52 pm

I'll try to clarify on the rosewood. I had thought at all of the upper models of the time were brazilian.

villager - CITES may make shipping to you tricky. I've not shipped outside of the UK for years, and everywhere I look, it's a nightmare!

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Post by t.olsen » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:35 am

I do not think customs will open packages between UK and France.Both are - still - members of EU :wink:
Don't worry about this.

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Post by Laundromat » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:19 am

CITES won't be a problem when shipping within EU.
But it'll be a bummer to see this guitar back up for sale with an inflated price in a while.

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Post by t.olsen » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:19 am

Some may call it a bummer while others call it clever :wink:
It is business if a guitar dealer is buying a guitar for a good price and offers it for another price because it is his job and he is paying his bills from the money he earns.
Negative comments about other forum members...hmmm dunno how I shall call this behavior :roll: just my 2 cents

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Post by brokentoes » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:31 am

Envy

It doesn't look good on anyone.

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Post by villager » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:27 pm

someone always has to have a moan about us evil dealers.. lol..

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Post by wulfman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:10 pm

Evil dealer! :evil:

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Post by guitar hiro » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:31 pm

I prefer to view dealers in a positive light; if not for dealers we would never get our (guitar) fix :lol:

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Post by villager » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:32 am

but they make MONEY for WORKING surely thats wrong???

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Post by ampmaker » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:23 am

Indeed, I bought this one from a dealer (I think it was retrobazar) originally, and I'm pretty sure I paid more than the guy the dealer bought it from. It's how the world works.

Hope it's with you soon.

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Post by villager » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:43 am

cheers looking forward to it...

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