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Tokai MAT "Most Advanced Technology" Model M-551 3

 
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zenriderplayer
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:22 am    Post subject: Tokai MAT "Most Advanced Technology" Model M-551 3 Reply with quote

Does anyone know anything about this guitar? Tokai M-551 made in around 1985?????
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jpo1953
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they were made from combinations of 'advanced' materials such as composite carbon fibre/fibreglass I believe. I have never seen one in the flesh but they are supposed to be high quality and probably cost more than the standard models. Hope this helps.
Joe
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

There was another MAT on eBay which was the M801 in Gloss Blue. It is not carbon composite though.
I have already emailed the seller informing him but it sounds like he is ignoring the information

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zenriderplayer
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 10:25 am    Post subject: thanks for the info Reply with quote

jpo1953 wrote:
Yes, they were made from combinations of 'advanced' materials such as composite carbon fibre/fibreglass I believe. I have never seen one in the flesh but they are supposed to be high quality and probably cost more than the standard models. Hope this helps.
Joe
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zenriderplayer
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:45 pm    Post subject: thanks for the replys guys....! Reply with quote

Hey just want to thank those that responded to my Tokai MAT question. I ended up getting one that was on ebay. 1985 Tokai MAT M-551 model in red with black pickguard, and matching red headstock. SSS config and she it gorgeous, plays better than some Fender's.

Take care!

Alan
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javelin70
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan, did that guitar have a locking trem? From what I remember it didn't, it also had the same tuners as a TST-40 and AST-40 strat (not "Kluson" type). If this is the case it's probably a MAT M-451 (check this catalog page: http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/catalogs/tokai854.jpg). Personally I would prefer the non-locking standard strat trem. I own a 1984 MAT M-750 series prototype myself in copper chrome finish with a H/S/H configuration not available on the 1985 production guitars. It also has gold hw and a locking trem. I agree with you, it's a great guitar.

Mike
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zenriderplayer
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 4:33 pm    Post subject: got the Red one with 3 single coils, M-551 thanks for the ad Reply with quote

Hey Mike, just wanted you to know got the one with the Red on Red headstock body with 3 singles. Model M-551. Don't care much for the locking system but it should sound fine. Thanks for the reply.

Never owned a Red guitar and now I do!

Cheers!

Alan
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