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Another ID my guitar thread......

 
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EdB999
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Another ID my guitar thread...... Reply with quote

Just picked up my first Tokai, she's in lovely condition (after a good clean up) and plays well.
The pickups have been replaced, with the front reversed ala Peter Green. Sounds fantastic

The serial starts 08 and from what I read that means it was produced around 2008.
Just wondering what model it maybe? More out of curiosity than anything, as I'll be hanging onto this one......




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jacco
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's not made in Japan
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Tokai1981
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Well, it's not made in Japan


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EdB999
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole made in America/ made in Japan thing is a bit lost on me..... you shouldn?t need a sticker to tell you how nice it is. I like the way this one plays and sounds so am not concerned if it was made by a little green Martian, in his spare time after a hard days probing

All I?ve been able to gather on this one though is its made in China or Korea and has a UK spec headstock. There is no model number on it or indeed any other markings other than the serial number on the back of the headstock.
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Johny642000
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that country of manufacture shouldn't count against a guitar but if you ask people to identify a model, then the first thing to establish is whether MIJ, MIK or MIC...or Fake...

As your model has an 08 serial I would say that it is MIC - production of the standard series moved from Korea to China around 2005/06 and MIK's weren't stamped with a serial number in the 2000s...

As it is an LP Custom I would say your guitar is an LC53 - so check out the specs online and you'll know the basic materials and construction of your guitar...

Glad it plays well and you love it - that's the main thing about any instrument...

Best,

john.
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