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Looking for some help Identifying this Tokai guitar
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MartinW
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you like the amps.
There's some pics here:
http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj236/matamp/Tokai%20Love%20Rock%201985/

I haven't got a pic of the front of the headstock yet.
The covers to the pickups were added by a previous owner....I've removed them now to try and stop the pickups squealing, but they still squeal, so I'm hoping to fit a pair of Bulldog pickups soon.

Not sure about the HS angle, I'll have to check mine and get back to you.

What are those pickups called?
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Barks67
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely Martin.

I notice that the switch and wiring is exactly the same as mine was, before rewiring to 50's specs and switchcraft hardware and cts pots.
I removed the clear plastic from behind the pots.

Also there are no identification marks inside the pup cavity like yours.

I downloaded an image of a protractor and printed it out, and cut it to do my measurement as shown above

One question.
Is the TRC like mine in that it is not beveled but "stepped" in three laminates?
I can guarantee that this TRC has been in place since at least 1990 when I bought the guitar.
The issue is if it is original or not to the guitar's manufacture date of 1985, as this year seems to be throwing up some confusion due to inconsistencies, which have been partially confirmed by the last few posts..

here is a shitty pic:



more general pics of both my Tokais here:

http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu222/katbarks/2%20Tokai%20Guitars/
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MartinW
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My TRC is just like yours!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and my serial number is 5031058 - just a few up from yours!

Getting interesting...
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MartinW
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barks67 wrote:
...and my serial number is 5031058 - just a few up from yours!

Getting interesting...


Looks like they're from the same batch?
More pics. you can't see too well from them, but my TRC is stepped and made from laminates, rather than bevelled.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely. My maple top has a similar wide grain "flame" as well.

It would be good to know if anybody with a Reborn with an original bell TRC has the same 3 stepped laminate - non bevelled?

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