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pixiemixer
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Anyone help me identify this model? Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new to the forum, just bought a Tokai 335 today. What I know is that its made in China, and has a CH serial number.Plays and sounds great, but has an unusual design on the headstock. I assume its a ES60, any thoughts. You can see the very guitar here
http://www.musicwarehouse.co.uk/secondhand/963-tokai-335-sunburst.html

(I got it a bit cheaper than this price too)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see the headstock detail too well but if it's like this one it's fake.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mirrorboy wrote:
I can't see the headstock detail too well but if it's like this one it's fake.
No it has the correct script for the logo and the design I've seen on other contemporary tokais like the 3 pup SG. It's genuine just has no model identifier
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a pic [/url]http://instagr.am/p/YBLcY/
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I'm sure the Tokai script is genuine but I don't know that design. Has it not got a label inside the f-hole?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no label in the F hole but I've seen that headstock design in a Tokai brochure with their Chinese range. It's set up really well which makes me wonder if it was originally a trade or demo model.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From which year is it?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm assuming 2008 from the serial but not sure. Its in great condition
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found another example exactly the same (except for colour) here in the UK http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tokai-335-Style-Electric-Guitar-Natural-Finish-/150712129672?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item2317249888#ht_807wt_922
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pixiemixer wrote:
There's no label in the F hole but I've seen that headstock design in a Tokai brochure with their Chinese range. It's set up really well which makes me wonder if it was originally a trade or demo model.


Not in any 'official' Tokai brochure I've got or seen.
The ES60 headstock "design" is identical to the made in Japan Vintage and Premium series ES models.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an email from tokai UK this morning who said it was a Chinese model made in 2008.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diamond wrote:
pixiemixer wrote:
There's no label in the F hole but I've seen that headstock design in a Tokai brochure with their Chinese range. It's set up really well which makes me wonder if it was originally a trade or demo model.


Not in any 'official' Tokai brochure I've got or seen.
The ES60 headstock "design" is identical to the made in Japan Vintage and Premium series ES models.


Here's a website link. You can see the headstock design on the love rock & SG models. I seem to have an earlier China e60 with that design

http://www.tokaiguitars.co.za/traditionalseries.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that flower headstock design is a known design for customs as seen in the catalogs, but not for ES models which makes it dubious.

@Diamond: have you ever seen an ES without an F hole sticker?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Left-Handed-Tokai-335-Copy-Lefty-Trans-Blue-/320742319424



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's a Fakai Volker.
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