Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Tokai Super Edition, is this MIJ?
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Guitars
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
toybitz
Guitar God


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Tokai Super Edition, is this MIJ? Reply with quote







Can someone help me with the specs?

Serial number is LXXXXX, I can't make of the digits, the picture is blurred. The serial number is stamped at the back of the neck plate.

Basswood?

I want to buy this, and the seller has these pictures.

Any info will be highly appreciated.

Blessings.
Bitoy
_________________
GM: Fill in the blanks. "Beauty, is in the eye of the ________"
C: "Tiger!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnA
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Posts: 4176
Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's mij, but looks like a pretty low-end model, probably an ST40, not worth a lot of money, but probably quite a nice player!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
toybitz
Guitar God


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the prompt reply JohnA.

I'm buying it today for US$135.

I've always wanted a double fat strat.

Maybe this is basswood? The sellerr can't tell.

Been reading that some super editions are nitro finished, but since this is a low end model, it might as well be poly or something.
_________________
GM: Fill in the blanks. "Beauty, is in the eye of the ________"
C: "Tiger!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mirrorboy
Guitar God


Joined: 27 Jun 2003
Posts: 491
Location: U.K.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that model is SD40 and the body might be alder. The Super edition page no. 8 seems to be missing from the 1985-86 Tokai Electric Catalogue in the registry (the one with SRV on the cover). Perhaps another member could provide a scan of that page.

That is a nice score for the money.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnA
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Posts: 4176
Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toybitz wrote:
Thanks for the prompt reply JohnA.

I'm buying it today for US$135.



$135, wouldn't get me a tank of petrol(gas) here in the UK never mind a guitar, that's a steal
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
toybitz
Guitar God


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

I'll post more pictures of it within the week..lets see what's inside.

SD40? I'll do research on that. I like to have it alder rather than basswood, so that it could cover a wider range of tones. But if its basswood, its still okay. Its a non-pointy super strat anyways.
_________________
GM: Fill in the blanks. "Beauty, is in the eye of the ________"
C: "Tiger!"


Last edited by toybitz on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:31 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DrillerKiller
Sus4add11


Joined: 27 Feb 2010
Posts: 45
Location: int chippy

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
$135, wouldn't get me a tank of petrol(gas) here in the UK never mind a guitar, that's a steal


aint that the truth !!!!

love the colour,looks nice and at that money i`d buy it
_________________
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=15923
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnA
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Posts: 4176
Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my non-pointy super strat - love it to death!!

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
toybitz
Guitar God


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

she's gorgeous!

looking at the tokai catalogue, all super edition strats have pickguards..hmm..where does this SD40 come in?

plus this particular piece reminds me of Satriani's white JS ibanez..2 hum and that toggle switch..

i'm tempted to install a floating trem!
_________________
GM: Fill in the blanks. "Beauty, is in the eye of the ________"
C: "Tiger!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnA
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Posts: 4176
Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't even attempt to install a floating trem. It'll cost as much as the guitar did in the 1st place, leave the guitar in a non-original state with extra holes and most floating trems are wider string spacing, with a standard Strat board you stand a good chance of your top E slipping off the side of the board.

Just enjoy it as it is, it's a lovely guitar! Not as lovely as mine though
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
DrillerKiller
Sus4add11


Joined: 27 Feb 2010
Posts: 45
Location: int chippy

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
Don't even attempt to install a floating trem. It'll cost as much as the guitar did in the 1st place, leave the guitar in a non-original state with extra holes and most floating trems are wider string spacing, with a standard Strat board you stand a good chance of your top E slipping off the side of the board.

Just enjoy it as it is, it's a lovely guitar! Not as lovely as mine though


and you`ll end up with something like this if you wanted to put her back original http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nealdbluesman/guitars/twins2.jpg
_________________
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=15923
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnA
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Posts: 4176
Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrillerKiller wrote:


and you`ll end up with something like this if you wanted to put her back original http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nealdbluesman/guitars/twins2.jpg


Ouch!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
youami
Guitar God


Joined: 12 Jan 2007
Posts: 651
Location: Aussie in NZ

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know what kind of music you're looking to play on it, but Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert make do with Basswood guitars.

Sweet looking guitar by the way, I'd be all over it for that price if it was local to me.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnA
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Posts: 4176
Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most Ibanez guitars are basswood, and they sound just fine
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
toybitz
Guitar God


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's right, basswood takes distortion excellently that's why its the main wood ibanez uses in their guitars.

i play church music. 8 )
_________________
GM: Fill in the blanks. "Beauty, is in the eye of the ________"
C: "Tiger!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Guitars All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group