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Vintage '81 Tokai ES150R
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Mr.Bob
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Vintage '81 Tokai ES150R Reply with quote

I've decided to decrease my "harem", i.e. my small collection !!!
For sale is one of the best semi-hollow guitars available - Tokai '81 ES150R!
Honey-blond colour, perfect condition, all parts original, except long pickguard.
I have this guitar since 1982 - she was orig. equiped with 2 black "Seymour Duncan PAF's" - since about 3 years i'm using the "RS-Fralin '60 PAF's" -
the buyer has the choice between Duncans or Fralins. Included is also the black hardshell case - i think that it's original Tokai-case, cause that was my delivery in 1982...
New Price: 2.450,00 Euro or very near offer, plus shipping and insurance.
For "high-res" pics please send e-mail.








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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That is one lovely ES. You have taken excellent care of it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage '81 Tokai ES150R Reply with quote

Mr.Bob wrote:


Did it have some other tuners at one time? I think I see some filled holes inside the tuners.
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Mr.Bob
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Cali Girl...

thanks - yes, many years ago i've installed "Schallers" - well, Larry Carlton used them - so, since some years i'm back to the Tokai original tuners...

cheers from Hamburg
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JVsearch
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it originally have a long pick guard! Good old Tokai, they know how to do a reissue.

Very nice guitar.
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Mr.Bob
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello marcusnieman & Mick51 & JVsearch ...
thanks a lot for your very nice comments - it was the long pckguard first,
i've changed the "disturbing" shape very soon to the "Gibson" part -
so, long pickguard is long gone...

cheers from Hamburg
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the long pickguard is my favourite bit! It's the original "Gibson part"... the '59 335s had a long guard.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanN wrote:
But the long pickguard is my favourite bit! It's the original "Gibson part"... the '59 335s had a long guard.


Look deep inside yourself - does the long guard actually look good, or do we just like it because it denotes the earliest 335s?

I gotta be honest, the short guard looks better...
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shush, you! Don't disturb my self-delusion!

The short guard does look better, I agree... but I still have a soft spot for the long guard. Such an odd design decision on a guitar which was otherwise beautifully realised.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree the short guard looks better. Weren't Gibson just using up existing stocks of long guards when the 335 was introduced in 1958?

Mike
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like em both:





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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carpet is missing in the 3rd picture. Must have been cleaning day..
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick51 wrote:
Carpet is missing in the 3rd picture. Must have been cleaning day..


Nope ..... had to sell the rug to finance the Gibson in pic 3
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Mick51 wrote:
Carpet is missing in the 3rd picture. Must have been cleaning day..


Nope ..... had to sell the rug to finance the Gibson in pic 3



As it should be - the cherry ES150DCC is the rarest of rare ES150DCs...

Very Nice !!

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