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MJR
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Tokai Reborn Old, 1023290

Post by MJR » Mon May 13, 2019 4:28 am

Can someone provide me some more information about a Tokai Reborn Old with serial no. 1023290? The seller says it's a 2011 one, bought at Musik Produktiv in Germany. It costed €1100 new, he wants to sell it for €950. I'm not gonna pay that kind of money off course, but if I'll get it down to €750 I think I'll buy it.

Which year, quality, and I guess made in Japan?

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Post by MJR » Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 am

Nevermind, I already bought it. Great guitar. It has the rounded headstock model, not the 'open book' one. It's a limited run of Reborn Old's for the German market. For as far as I can see this one has the vintage 60's specs, like ABR1 bridge mounted directly in the body of the guitar and a long neck tennon. It has a plain two piece maple top in tobacco sunburst. It looks fantastic.

The one I bought is just like new. It isn't even broken in, there was no fret wear at all. The owner bought it in 2011 (the guitar is from 2010). He has never played in a band and almost never played it, because he also was the proud owner of a USA PRS Custom 24.

It has the slim neck profile and it plays and sound great, even acoustically and without being broken in already...

It isn't any better or worse than my Gary Moore sig Les Paul. The Tokai only feels a bit snappier, it just has a different kind of quality to it. It's like the difference between a rosewood or a maple fingerboard. It's different, but not better than the other. It really makes me wonder why I would ever pay €2000 for a Gibson again.

The finish is flawless. Way better than on all the 4 Gibsons that I own. The only downside is that it's not a nitro finish, but the poly is applied in a very thin layer. If you look at the guitar under bright lights, you can see that the woodgrain isn't completely filled, you can still 'feel' the wood. Nevertheless, I have to admit that the finish of my Gibson feels a bit better. It feels less like plastic, don't now how to call it. Not that the Tokai feels cheap at all, it's very good.

Really happy with this purchase! I'm gonna put some miles on it, so it will loosen up and even get better I guess. Love it.

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Post by brokentoes » Wed May 15, 2019 5:47 pm

Hey congrats !!!

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Post by ROBBIET » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:28 am

Decent, need to accomplish something like this with mine.

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