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Roger964
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:06 am    Post subject: New Breezysound!! Strange model? Photo inside Reply with quote

Hi; i'have searched in the forum but i diden't find a model like mine. Please help me to identify!! Thanks









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Roger964
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The neck plate: 11408
Neck pocket: TE-120 s write with a pencil
Neck base: 2 = S
Bridge pick up: TEB
Vintage style bridge chrome 3 saddles: Final pro spec


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a TE-70??? With vintage style bridge 3 saddles?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Roger, welcome to the forum !

Fender double bound Tele bodies were offered by Fender in the 50's,
so it should have been offered by Tokai with a maple fret board option.
It is a 1982 TE-70 YS finish example.
It's difficult to be certain whether or not body + neck are both original with differing 2=14 body vs 2=5 neck codes, but I think they probably are both original,
since both codes start with the numeral 2.

The 5 number neck plate serial # format belongs to that neck style in 1982 and it was the final year for that Tokai spaghetti style logo .
I have seen another TE-70 YS with a 60's model range rosewood board and it too had a 3 barrel bridge.
I can't confirm if either shipped from the factory this way or not, with only 2 examples.
3 Barrel bridges are typically found on TE-80+ models but there are exceptions to this.
The 8 screw scratch plate is correct for your serial #.
Pickups should have TEB inked on backs as you reported.
TEA pickups were used on TE-80 and higher models.

The person who scribbled the TE-120 may have confused your double bound example with TE-120 natural finish double bound 1 piece Ash body
examples that have shell trim along the top binding and are coincidentally equipped with 6 barrel bridges, another bridge exception example.
TE-120's were never offered in YS finish.

I hope this answers some of your questions without posing more than you began with.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi; thanks for the reply!!! In this day i'm looking for same image, info, and i've find only one guitar like mine, and it's a TE-70. The body, is two piece, and so this, confirmed that is a TE-70. However, the guitar is fantastic, sound really good, and have a big big volume without plug in a amp!!!! What is the value? I've paid it, 450$. Thanks pr the reply!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome !

$450 is a fair price I think. Prices may be a bit higher in Europe.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon $450 is a great deal!

The last one of these I checked out had an Andy Summers pickup modification and was sold in Australia for $1050 but that was from a shop.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$450?!
You stole it!
Nicely done
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