Tokai SG identification serial no CH

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Tokai SG identification serial no CH

Post by WendyB » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:19 am

I purchased a Tokai SG yesterday, serial number CH08081268.
I would have guessed it was made in China in 2008, it is first Tokai I have owned and it is very musical sounding.

Can anyone confirm if it is made in China?

Have uploaded a couple of photos to my website, please see links below. I am new to this site.

www.whirligig.madasafish.com/wendy/serial%20no.jpg

www.whirligig.madasafish.com/wendy/SG%201.jpg


Thanks for your help in advance.

Wendy

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p.s. Paladin2019 has kindly told me it was made in China. Does CH stand for China? or Cherry? Am now looking through some catalogues on line.

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Post by Paladin2019 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:42 am

CH serial numbers mean made in China :-)

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Post by WendyB » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:53 am

Thanks 8)
Do you know how you tell which model it is?

I found a catalogue online probably from 2008 and it said there were 3 different models of Tokai SG made, an SG155, SG75 and SG43.
There is nothing written on the guitar anywhere that I can see. even in the inside where the pots are.

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Post by brokentoes » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:42 am

SG-43 If its a set neck SG, and if i have the right catalog. lol.

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Post by WendyB » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:38 pm

Thanks brokentoes, it could well be an SG-43. It is just a lovely guitar.

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Post by Paladin2019 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:56 pm

Agreed, SG43 is the only one of the three which would have been made in China. The numbers represent the list price in 000's of Japanese yen. SG75 and above would be made in Japan.

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Post by WendyB » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:17 am

Thanks for the info, I am suprised at how good the quality is for a guitar made in China.
I am thinking of upgrading it a bit as I am a semi pro musician and would like to keep this guitar for playing gigs with. It is very easy to play and so light that it doesn't hurt my back either, am very happy with it. I prefer it's playability to a USA Gibson SG that I nearly purchased last year. 8)

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Post by Paladin2019 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:16 am

In my experience the weak links in this and similar guitars are the electronics and nut. Upgrade those and you'll have a workhorse that lasts forever. Pickups are optional depending on taste.

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