Fake or not?

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Fake or not?

Post by Paskiaispaska » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:18 am

Hi! Fake or not? I've been told it's from the early 80's...



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Re: Fake or not?

Post by mdvineng » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:12 am

I'm not too well up on the breezy but the bridges usually have TOKAI stamped in them below the pickup and the headstock decal doesn't look quite right. others will hopefully jump in and correct this info.
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Re: Fake or not?

Post by felixcatus » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:04 pm

Allen truss rod adjuster and a post 1983 headstock logo, which I thought came with a Philips head adjuster?

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Re: Fake or not?

Post by Peter Mac » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:50 pm

hi guys,

I'm going with 'fake'.
Apart from the points made by 'el gato' and mdvineng, you can add these....
1) neck stamp is wrong font.
2) logo is a re-pro - not cut out properly.
3) body markings are not Tokai
4) pickups have no stamps and wrong wires.
5) Slab fingerboard instead of veneer
6) 6-digit serial number is wrong for Breezysounds

Nice wood though.
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