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Cob Webb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:40 pm    Post subject: Guitar identification Reply with quote

Hi there,

New to the site, very interested in these guitars. I've come across this locally - which I'm thinking of purchasing, however - I'm not sure if it's legit (potential copy...?) as I can't see anything aluding to the fact that it's Japanese, Korean or even Chinese. I've had a good look around the site and I just can't make it out...

What's weird (to me anyway) is the Fender body and the almost Ibanez-like headstock.

Anyone got any ideas?

https://s12.postimg.org/8xfunc31p/Tokai_custom_edition_guitar.jpg

https://s11.postimg.org/f5wq1humr/Tokai_custom_edition_guitar_5df8a47c.jpg

https://s14.postimg.org/5166ejkj5/Tokai_custom_edition_guitar_343b0782.jpg

https://s15.postimg.org/umm4u26jf/Tokai_custom_edition_guitar_9192c41.jpg
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3rdstone
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert on these Custom Editions, but the ones I've seen with this Charvel/Jackson type headstock and scripted logo has been Japanese Tokais, and from the mid/late eighties.

I might be wrong, but I don't think there were any Korean or Chinese models of these, at least back then.
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Cob Webb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response, most helpful

Think it's worth purchasing? I'm not interested in cashing in, I've just always wanted a 1980's Fender type Japanese guitar (thus my interest in Tokai) and this looks great. I say it's local, but it's a good 130km away and not really in the 'try before you' buy area.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they are L White pick ups then those are Tokai. Ive got a white one without scratchplate
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=20527&highlight=
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=20527&highlight=
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