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tgeucihtnairk
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Location: Darmstadt, Germany

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Tokai Custom Edition Reply with quote

I'm new in this forum, so hello everybody!!!

I bought a Tokai Custom Edition from a japanese dealer this year and I'm wondering about two things.
1. Where is it made?
2. Do you think it's a good guitar?
It's made in 1986 has a Ayers Rocker V tremolo, locking nuts, rosewood fingerboard, HSS setup, one volume and one tone knob. The finish of the guitar is white and shimmering green/purple a little bit.

Thanks a lot for your replies and sorry if my english isn't perfect. I'm from Germany.

(Can anyone tell me how to upload pictures from my computer? Maybe that would help a little...)

Best regards
Carsten
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tgeucihtnairk
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i found it now
maybe with two pictures it's easier to tell me something about this guitar




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Simon E
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Joined: 15 Aug 2006
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Location: Felixstowe, England

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Carsten,
I have had one of these for about 15 years. The best thing (as with all Tokais) is just how good it is to play, and how good it sounds.

I have an Epiphone SG as well, given to me by my son when he went USA Fender, and its nowhere near as much fun to play as the Tokai.

I am currently trying to sell mine, as it is a pretty heavy (as in weight !) guitar and I could do with something a bit lighter.

I took the Floyd Rose off (and the locking nuts) for quite a few years, and it was still very good to play.

Enjoy it.

Regards

Simon
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tgeucihtnairk
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Simon,

Do you know where these guitars were made? At least on mine there is no sticker or stamp unfortunately.

Regards

Carsten
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stratman323
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure anything from the 80s is Japanese. Not sure when Tokai started to get stuff made in Korea, but I think it was some time in the 90s.

Mike
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tgeucihtnairk
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright, thanks a lot for your answer, mike
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Simon E
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the back of each machine head is inscribed "Made In Japan" on mine, so that would seem to confirm Japan.
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colinhotrod
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Joined: 19 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a look back through the topics or have a search for custom edition you will find a thread I started for a guitar like yours although being red in colour, as I had the same query. My machine heads also say made in japan on them.

Colin
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eddie h
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooh that's nice, as most people know now I'm a bit of a fan of the custom editions. Definitely Jap made Ayers Rocker V on these models is standard most of the ones I've seen also have L. White pickups though, what do yours sound like?
I would say you have a fine guitar there perfect for that rock sound.
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colinhotrod
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the L White pups on my one, sounds absolutley fantastic, bridges the gap between my LP and my strat with it having the humbucker getting a good high gain rock sound then just as easy getting the twangy strat sound. Im sure this guy will have lots of fun with his white custom edition.
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Goestoeleven
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Joined: 30 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that!

When I first started playing I really wanted a white Ibanez Roadstar 440. Very similar set-up to this edition by the look if things.

Still want one as it happens! Have to keep checking Fleabay.
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tgeucihtnairk
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't know what the l. whites sound like. the single coils on mine have a very warm, smooth sound whereas the humbucker is just perfect for (hard)rock
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