1978 Springy

Music stores and pawn shops where Tokai guitars have been spotted for sale. New or used.

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1978 Springy

Post by Suki » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:22 pm


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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:44 am

Beauty and the price is about right. Hisashi is a known and trusted seller.

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Post by funkilius » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:55 pm

Beautiful colour :) :)
I wish I could play like that !!!!!

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Post by BrazenPicker » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:07 pm

Does anyone have his direct email address? Thinking of making him an offer in Japan. Heading there in December. :)

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:03 am

A rosewood board Springy, that's what I've been looking for for a while now.............tempting.

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Post by marcusnieman » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:20 pm

felixcatus wrote:A rosewood board Springy, that's what I've been looking for for a while now.............tempting.
Like hen's teeth to find - particularly in that kind of shape. I think I paid about the same for mine.

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Post by bluejeannot » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:49 pm

I could live with that guitar!
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Post by felixcatus » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:49 am

I'm thinking it over. The thing is, we just completed (paid for) a major home renovation (finished Friday, bad timing :D ).

The missus probably ain't gonna understand..........ah, we'll see, I might be able to pull it off. :wink:

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:16 am

Happy wife, happy life. Perhaps she's so smitten with the renovation that she might let it happen?

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Post by felixcatus » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:36 pm

The missus is happy for sure, the bank account not so much. :D

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:37 am

Had some good email communication with the seller, very helpful.
But shipping costs, import duty and taxes force up the price considerably, almost 40% extra.

Don't think it's gonna happen. :-?

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Post by BrazenPicker » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:01 am

Yes, by the time you get that in the EU that's an expensive guitar. And it looks great, but there's no guarantee you'll love it. I've never played a bad golden era MIJ, but not all are "special". I made the seller an offer too, but no response. I don't want to buy at a price where I'll take a bath if I have to sell.

Too bad that ST-80 on YJ at a BIN of 63,000 isn't much of a looker.

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Post by felixcatus » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:45 am

BrazenPicker wrote:Yes, by the time you get that in the EU that's an expensive guitar. And it looks great, but there's no guarantee you'll love it. I've never played a bad golden era MIJ, but not all are "special". I made the seller an offer too, but no response. I don't want to buy at a price where I'll take a bath if I have to sell.
Indeed, wise words.

I was willing to pay the asking (fair) price. But not knowing if it suits me and (by the time I will have it in my hands) paying circa 40% extra, is too much of a risk.

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Post by felixcatus » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:00 am

No hurries, I'll patiently wait for the right (EU) one to show up. :wink:



Oh no, I'm beginning to sound like the Phantom here.......don't start to talk in third person.......don't start to talk in third person.......don't start to talk in third person! :o :D

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Post by BrazenPicker » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:11 am

My personal favorites, are the Esparto Strats. Most have nice medium-chunky C-profile necks and have nice boards. Also more resonant than the Tokai ST-80 with RW board that I had. But most are poly. I find the ST-80 necks a bit too small (combination of V-shape and medium neck depth), and the Greco SE-800 have stupid fat V-necks. It's all personal, but just mentioning that IMO people are overlooking the Esparto strats too much.

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