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WHAT Was Your FIRST MIJ Guitar???

 
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: WHAT Was Your FIRST MIJ Guitar??? Reply with quote

So, what was your very first MIJ guitar?

Mine was a Yamaha FG-200N

I was 9 years old when I got that guitar; 48 years ago

So, what was your first MIJ guitar?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was actually a Tokai.

2000 TJ60

Still have it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fender-japan ST72 black/maple-neck in 1987!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 1980 Tokai CE350S, and although it has grown quite a belly , I also still have it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An 80's Burny LP custom
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 75 or 76 when I was in high school ..... It was a sunburst Univox Les Paul called the "Gimmie" - Matsumoku made.


http://www.vintageunivox.com/pics/guitars/gimmie_sunburst.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokai AST-56 bougth circa 2001, a really nice guitar with a good sound and a V neck followed by a LS70 VF from Universe guitarshop months later
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ibanez SV5470 about 7 or 8 years ago. It has since moved on and the Tokai collection is growing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1989 Burny RR LPC for 23,000 yen off YJ back in 2011 still even have the auction listing.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was around 2004 I bought a -01 Tokai SG (I think the model is SG60).

A bit of a coincidence, since I got it at a sale after the owner of the oldest music shop in town had passed away. There was quite a line outside before opening that day, but I got in pretty fast. I was looking for some US Fender Strat, but all of those were gone (some insider stuff there, I assume).

Then I saw the SG that I've been somewhat interested in earlier, but considered the prize as way to high, even though these were and are rare sights at music stores here. But now I got it for half, so it was a great deal. First but not last Tokai, or MIJ..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anjo strat copy circa 1983. It was probably a Matsumoku export model. It had a red finish and maple board. I could hardly play guitar at the time so I'm not sure if it was a good one or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fender MIJ Strat.

I used to hang out a lot at Rockin Robin guitars in Houston, the people that made Robin guitars. The Robin's were made in the Tokai factory so they had lots of Tokai's in the shop - back in the late 80's. Thus the addiction began.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ned wrote:
Fender MIJ Strat.

I used to hang out a lot at Rockin Robin guitars in Houston, the people that made Robin guitars. The Robin's were made in the Tokai factory so they had lots of Tokai's in the shop - back in the late 80's. Thus the addiction began.


Still a fun store to go into: https://www.rockinrobinguitars.com/
They sell on Reverb too.... some nice guitars.
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