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Famous musicians who use tokai guitars?
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messer
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Red is a great finish. I've only seen one used. Are they so rare?
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jacco
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

messer wrote:
Old Red is a great finish. I've only seen one used. Are they so rare?


I think so, it features first in the 1982 catalog and I think it's gone again in 1984. Only seen 1 on Rinkya last year and I believe zepping has one.
Togps had reissues made last year.
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settebello
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First release was '81.

Headstock back from mine.

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Diamond
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love an LS92 in the ES135 Red...that would look amazing.
Or an LS92 in Lemon Drop.
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messer
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Rock with Old Red top, and Black back is my dream
But that's probably never going to happen Someone seen Tokai with such finish?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

messer wrote:
Love Rock with Old Red top, and Black back is my dream
But that's probably never going to happen Someone seen Tokai with such finish?


Custom shop order? Or do it yourself..
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kennzo5150
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow ! i didn't know joe walsh ever played a tokai cool !
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kennzo5150 wrote:
wow ! i didn't know joe walsh ever played a tokai cool !


http://www.tokairegistry.com/tokai-info/Andrew%20Munro%20Article-July2008.pdf
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kennzo5150
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! that was a great read ... thank you.
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mhoyoux
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:45 am    Post subject: Nile RODGERS interview Down Beat mag sept.1985 Reply with quote

Hi everybody !

I've found the article on downbeat mag who trace the history of this amazing guitarist : Mr Nile RODGERS...

At the end of the article, you could read (small letters) that Nile said he has used much more Tokai replica strat than anything else (back in 85)...

http://www.chictribute.com/arkiv/artiklar/0985down.html
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somebodyelseuk
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okidoki.
Ron Wood (Rolling Stones) used a natural finish Tokai TST in the early 80s, Bruce Watson (Big Country) used a TTE for slide on the 1984 Steeltown tour and recorded the slide part of Raindance on that guitar, the guitarist in the Blockheads uses Tokai TSTs, there was a rumour that Chris Rea used rebadged Tokais in the 80s as did quite a few prominant Strat players then.
It stands to reason that since (I believe) Dave Gilmour lent Tokai one f hisvintage Strats for measurements, that he would have been given one or two to try, so who knows - even if he had the logos changed?...
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Sigmania
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alvin Lee


http://www.alvinlee.de/1987.htm
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TalboA150
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading an article where Tim Farriss talked about endorsing Tokai guitars and if IIRC he said something along the lines of Tokai sending him many guitars. He said most were given away to family and friends.

The Tele Tim plays in this TV performance is a Tokai and I can 100% confirm this as I've played the actual guitar about 4 days after he played it on TV.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BScc4YIRbZU
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mhoyoux
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kennzo5150 wrote:
billy gibbons used a tokai strat on cheap sunglasses.


Are you sure ? Where do youget thisinfo, please ?

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hunter
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Joe played more than the red 100.....



One of 1981 J/W 100

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