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 

Done with Japanese guitars
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> General Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
singemonkey
Guitar God


Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 222
Location: South Africa

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koubayashi wrote:

What I don't like about the Japanese is that they don't have the mojo.
The smell when you open an old Fender case with an old Fender inside...unbeatable


And to think some idiots played them in the '50s and '60s when they were brand new and had no mojo. They must have sucked back then.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JVsearch
Guitar God


Joined: 01 Jan 2009
Posts: 2017
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singemonkey wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:

What I don't like about the Japanese is that they don't have the mojo.
The smell when you open an old Fender case with an old Fender inside...unbeatable


And to think some idiots played them in the '50s and '60s when they were brand new and had no mojo. They must have sucked back then.


Actually, they were good from the day they were made because of the wood selection, low production numbers and the care given to making them.
Of course that's all gone now, but we are much richer and have cheap plane travel and advanced medical care.

The Gibson reputation did start with quality guitars.
_________________
Totally biased towards Japanese made guitars.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8764
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JVsearch wrote:


The Gibson reputation did start with quality guitars.


And the Tokai, Greco, Burny, etc reputation was built upon those quality guitars along with Fenders - after all, they did come first.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spikeymikey
Guitar God


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 694

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koubayashi wrote:

The smell when you open an old Fender case with an old Fender inside...unbeatable


Yup, and with Gibsons you get that even more with that sweet Braz smell too and the curing nitro.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spikeymikey
Guitar God


Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 694

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phantom wrote:
your right, I noticed that in that old lifton case I opened up last week.
And the 59 PAF has something in the tone I've never heard so far in another pickup. It kills me to play my friends 59 sometimes, but the Phantom feels like Koub so he has decided to get a replica built. Its 4 months in, should be done it 2 months. Old growth Honduras Mahognay and old growth Brazilian Rosewood. It will be the closest he Phantom can come to a 350K 59 LP.


There was an interesting thread on the Lp forum by a guy called 'Wilko' who bought a beat-up 56 P90 Goldtop off ebay for around $10k and had it converted. He 'Burst' finished it himself and added original PAF's. Very cool thread. That's another way of getting there I suppose.

Who's making your replica, Phant'ster?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
luis
Guitar God


Joined: 15 Sep 2001
Posts: 2305
Location: Spain

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phantom, Rolph favourite PAF is a '58 one however,not a '59 and he is a really knowledege man.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Diamond
Guitar God


Joined: 23 Dec 2007
Posts: 1650
Location: ZA

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, it's all about the smell, playing them is irrelevant.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
oldflamer
Plucker


Joined: 12 Aug 2012
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Done with Japanese guitars Reply with quote

Koubayashi wrote:
Came to a point where I lost all interest for Japanese guitars.
Well, a good guitar is a good guitar so I keep a handful for that sake.

Anyone sharing my "faith"?


I came to this conclusion in 2007/8. For me though it was 'been there done that' having started acquiring them since around 1980. Went on the hunt for old Ibby's first. Then when the original JV's and Tokais hit the streets in the UK around 1982...my wallet kept taking a beating.

Have a few nice vintage pieces from the 50's & 60's that came my way ovet the years too though.

As the boys are saying here, a good guitar is a good guitar don't matter where it's made.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ceshiwuhao
Plucker


Joined: 01 Mar 2013
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know where my head's at these days.......
_________________
WoW Gold|Diablo 3 Gold|aion gold|Runescape Gold
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Phantom
Guitar God


Joined: 10 Apr 2010
Posts: 659
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll I've always loved and will love my Japanese guitars, however after playing my replica for 3 weeks now has the Phantom stunned.
I have not been able to play any other guitar since I got this.
It's the closest thing to a 59 I will ever get.
It actually sounds better than my #1, and that broke the Phantom's heart.

The Phantom
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8764
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phantom wrote:
We'll I've always loved and will love my Japanese guitars, however after playing my replica for 3 weeks now has the Phantom stunned.
I have not been able to play any other guitar since I got this.
It's the closest thing to a 59 I will ever get.
It actually sounds better than my #1, and that broke the Phantom's heart.

The Phantom


Let's see it
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BrazenPicker
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Oct 2010
Posts: 177
Location: Bangkok

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who made it? I had the same feeling with my Probett -- definitely beat the Navigators, Momose, vintage Tokai and Greco, nice as they are. I still enjoy playing the latter but it's raised the bar and made me want to sell some erstwhile keepers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JVsearch
Guitar God


Joined: 01 Jan 2009
Posts: 2017
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrazenPicker wrote:
Who made it? I had the same feeling with my Probett -- definitely beat the Navigators, Momose, vintage Tokai and Greco, nice as they are. I still enjoy playing the latter but it's raised the bar and made me want to sell some erstwhile keepers.

Can we see the Probett too? Is that the English guy Damian Probett?
_________________
Totally biased towards Japanese made guitars.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BrazenPicker
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Oct 2010
Posts: 177
Location: Bangkok

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...

Last edited by BrazenPicker on Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:50 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JVsearch
Guitar God


Joined: 01 Jan 2009
Posts: 2017
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrazenPicker wrote:
Yes, it's Damian. Can't recommend him enough and very reasonable prices, more so if you're in the EU. Brazilian mahogany imported in UK in 1960s, Madagascar RW board, etc.

It's not a straight replica obviously. It has SS frets and no nibs but he does that if you want.

The pictures tell you very little though. It just responds in a way that if I didn't know any better, I'd think it was chambered. I have a couple of MIJs that get close, but it's like the Probett combines all the best things I like in them, and nothing to do with esthetics or neck size and everything.


I like the sound of that!

Definitely thinking about something like this. The shaping on the back of the neck joint reminds me of something... Does it feel good?
_________________
Totally biased towards Japanese made guitars.
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 -> General Discussion All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3

 
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