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Tokai/Grandy Les Paul?
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hogguitar
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Tokai/Grandy Les Paul? Reply with quote

Has anyone seen or heard of this before?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Tokai-Grandy-Lespaul-Custom-Black-1985-Japan_W0QQitemZ7391458425QQcategoryZ2384QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of that one...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of it either, but it's not a cheapo because of fret binding, medium neck tenon, ABR-1 bridge and overall appearance. If you bid on it, you should not pay Tokai prices though.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read that Grandy was part of/made by Tokai. They pop up on the Japanese web quite often.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen them on ebay every once in awhile and they look like they share some similar parts with the other usual suspects. Note the Greco truss rod cover.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Note the Greco truss rod cover.


The listing says that the truss rod cover isn't the original one.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orvilleowner wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:
Note the Greco truss rod cover.


The listing says that the truss rod cover isn't the original one.


Oops....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the sticker on the back of the headstock looks like Tokais work.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afternoon all,

Have just got my Tokai back from the shop after an overhaul, it is very similar to this one, with the serial number 4021019 on the headstock, and obviously Tokai manufactured.
From the serial number I am able to establish that it is a 1984 Japanese manufactured model, but little else, basically with the same colouring as the Grandy in the Ebay photo.

Its a lovely guitar, but I have to get rid of it due to a new addition to the family.
I think it may be a 1957 custom copy, but would appreciate if one of you well informed guys could point me in the right direction with some more info about it, and a potential (reasonable, not greedy) resale value.

Have good pictures to provide, and it is in a good used condition, just serviced.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like this axe... looks well made... definetly not just a cheap ass japanese replica.....
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure these are made by Tokai. I just bought a Grandy Love Rock from Japan. Looks to be an LS60/80 equivalent. Honey flame top, 2 piece center seamed back, early 80's Tokai double point TRC etc. Nicely aged rings and tuners too..perhaps from cigarettes lol.

Oh damn...I just ressurected a long dead and buried thread.


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty, that.

I've seen em on ebay as well..... Grandy and Fresher are a couple of sleeper brands that are really quite nice.... if you can find them.
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think with that script it has to be a tokai made guitar, probably an LS60 equivelent, have u measured the headstock angle?
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! A tokai built GRANDY most likely...I believe tokai made them for grandy when tokai went bust in the mid 1980s..I have a friend who is a guitar dealer in japan and i contacted when i brought a tokai love rock from 1985 which the body was made from NATO,ASH soft wood,,,I posted the said guitar here ...
He sent me a little info on them...heres the pictures he sent of a tokai built GRANDY custom ...from 1985..he owned..






The year in question was 1985 ,Like my weird love rock,again 1985 serial number, the body is made from ash,Nato,agathis.A soft wood ,,,but has all the tokai features of manufacture...oval sticker,offsetneck tennon joint...square pickup routing shape..typical tokai,,,

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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey mojo,

this are pics of my 1991 TOKAI LC-60, same routings:






Limetree/Basswood-body, maple-cap, rosewood-fretboard.
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