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Tokai Or A Fakai ??

 
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:49 am    Post subject: Tokai Or A Fakai ?? Reply with quote

JUst saw a Tokai on ebay i've never seen before but it looks like a fake. Not an expert on anything though and have been wrong before. Any views one way or the other. ????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270253966729&ssPageName=ADME:X:SCO:US:1123
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen these before - also comes in a blue finish. Either MIK or MIC for the Canadian market.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those dirty swindlers are looking for profit on the back of naive and unsuspecting buyers
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Kenmac
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played one very similar to that a few months ago in a music store here in Toronto. It looks like a Gretsch but the pickups are humbucking so it sounds more like a Les Paul. Other than the way it looks I wasn't really too impressed with it.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Music Store Reply with quote

Hey Kenmac I live right near Toronto, which music store did you visit ????
I used to go to songbird but they went under do you know any other good used git shops around T.O. ?
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Fakai Reply with quote

Hey I sent a e-mail to the guy selling this guitar on e-bay and he was surprised that I thought it was fake. He says its From Korea and its a model nes-90 to , Anyway what exactly makes this a fake ??? it would be good to know for future puchases .
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple threads where this model has been seen and discussed before. I don't know the whole story behind your model guitar.


http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7530&highlight=nes

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4373&highlight=nes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a "fake" this headstock logo also appears on this one from another thread, http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=74132#74132 . I had discussions with a shop in Canada and even he believed these were original Tokai's because he bought them from the Canadian Tokai distributor. Read the thread in the link and you will find out the rest.

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