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duff
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: tokai es-100's Reply with quote

Just wanted to show my new tokai es 100, the red one.
The SB & TR are '81, the NT is '82.
The necks on the TR and the NT are almost the same,
the sunburst one has a slightly larger neck.
The red one is a lot lighter then the other ones.
I would like to put a bigby one one on them, not sure yet on which one.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, just wow.

Quite the trio !!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, nice triplet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 BEAUTIES
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic... are either one of the 81's the "J" version?
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duff
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all! I sure love them.
The red one is a J version, the SB has no label but same pickups so i guess J as well. The natural one is a J as well.

Here's a pic with the other ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice rack!

Those J(azz) ES's are rare birds. Most were the R(ock) variety. Same guitar but the R pickups were hotter than the J's
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Freddy Floyd
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I've got to know - what is the knob behind the bridge on the tele? Is it some sort of B bender setup or something? Excuse my ignorance but I've never seen one before
PS Nice collection. Im yet to get into hollow body electrics as I'm still doing my apprenticeship (3rd year) in guitar. I'm moving into blues and eventually jazz but there's no hurry!!! (I'm only 45 )
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Mark, yes that's a B bender.
Tokai made a te-150 which was a te-80 with the benders supplied by Gene Parsons. Here are some more pics:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124367246@N02/

and some more info
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=21944&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Duff,

Thanks a lot for answering my question. That's some great pics and interesting read about an interesting guitar.
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Emiel
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd put the Bigsby on the sunburst... then you can sell either the red or the natural one to me.

Rare birds, I tried to find one for some time, seems like you have them! They are beauties.
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ninja_cat
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:08 am    Post subject: Tokai Es 100 Reply with quote

Hi Duff,
you?ve got beatiful guitars!. I have a question that i hope you can answer: Does the Tokai?s 100 (R or J) have polyurethane or nitrocellulose finish?
Thank you!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai Es 100 Reply with quote

DanielMayfield wrote:
Hi Duff,
you?ve got beatiful guitars!. I have a question that i hope you can answer: Does the Tokai?s 100 (R or J) have polyurethane or nitrocellulose finish?
Thank you!



The ES100's are spec'd with nitro, the ES150's are spec'd with a cashew lacquer (same as the spec on the LS200's).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RyanC thank you for the information!
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duff
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emiel wrote:
I'd put the Bigsby on the sunburst... then you can sell either the red or the natural one to me.

Rare birds, I tried to find one for some time, seems like you have them! They are beauties.


they are all staying!

Danielmayfield, like ryanc said,all nitro. But like every tokai i had/have, no checking.
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