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80s Tokai Dating Please

 
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shahpur
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: 80s Tokai Dating Please Reply with quote

Hi , been an while since my last post . I have to sell a couple of my Tokais to raise some funds for my car insurance ( it has gone through the roof) .

I was wondering if anyone can help me date the instruments and the models

the first is an super edition which i think dates to 85 , i think the pickguard or tuners are not original very nice instrument which matcthing headstock and neck ( the pickups are grey backed with an bar magnet).



The second is an spring sound which i think is from 83 , it fiesta red but not sur of the model number or if the finish is nitro ( U branded pickups )

any idea of the value in the current market.

Any help would be much apppreciated

here are some pics













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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you need to say what country you are living in right now, the values for selling these vary from country to country, and for the modified super edition it would be good to take pictures of the routes under the pickguard etc.

They both look to be in fine condition, thats a good bonus for selling.
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shahpur
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi i am in the UK , here are the pics of the inside of the Super Edition


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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank-you for the additional pics, those should help, i've heard that the UK has quite a few Tokai strat models floating about so the members from your side of the pond will be better at giving you a ballpark guess at how much you should start pricing them. Cudo's to you for keeping them in such great shape, they both look amazing for there age. Good luck.
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bluejeannot
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`d price the super edition at ?300 and the 83 Springy 50/55 at ?450.But that`s just my opinion.Gabe
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makaze
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The springy wont be nitro finish, if it was it's have E pick ups not U, most of the block logos were 50's, but still a great guitar. The neck should be a clear and decisive V shape for an 80, it looks like a normal C shape.

A nitro test using acetone wont be conclusive as even the st-80's have such a thin hard nitro it doesnt melt into a swab like proper nitro.

Sent a pm about the springy, I've been looking for a FO spingy for a while.
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