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Ebay UK - Not a Tokai?

 
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Jeffy1
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Ebay UK - Not a Tokai? Reply with quote

Hi, Noticed this guitar on ebay. The seller claims it to be a Tokai. I don't think it is.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=130303022959

As a matter of interest, did Tokai produce any bolt-on necks for their Les Pauls in the early days?

I'm a newby, so go easy.
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Diodibuh
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as I know - no bolt on.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were Korean & Chinese Love Rocks with bolt on necks, I believe. I'm wondering if that thing is one of those old Avon LP copies. If it is, the Gibson decal & TRC are perhaps the most valuable parts of it!

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JohnA
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were plenty of old Japanese Tokai bolt-on neck models available, never tried one though.
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blake375
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm wondering if that thing is one of those old Avon LP copies. If it is, the Gibson decal & TRC are perhaps the most valuable parts of it!


We know you love those old Avons! Looking at the inlays I wouldn't be surprised if it was an Avon, or at least from the same factory.

Still, like the seller says, why pay ?2000 when you can get 'stunning shiny black paint' for a bargain price!
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
There were plenty of old Japanese Tokai bolt-on neck models available, never tried one though.


Could be any number of Matsumoku made guitars:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-60-s-70-s-Univox-Aria-LP-Lawsuit-MIJ-Matsumoku_W0QQitemZ260401187939QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item260401187939&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50


As for how a bolt neck sounds, here's Magic Sam playing Earl Hooker's Univox:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S5DGqCfk8o
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