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Tokai RG-43

 
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Sean
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Joined: 24 Apr 2004
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Location: Newcastle Under Lyme ,England

PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:54 am    Post subject: Tokai RG-43 Reply with quote

I dont know what im doing so.......

I wanna add my guitar to the tokai registry thing so whatd i have to do??

Here are some pics of it.



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tav
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Joined: 05 May 2004
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 4:34 am    Post subject: I have the same guitar Reply with quote

I have the exact same guitar. After a period when I wasn't too sure about it, I now love it to death. I may save up eventually for the real thing, but for now it'smore than good enough.

Does anyone know how it compares to a real Rickenbacker, particularly in sound?

Cheers.
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Sean
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, is yours a bolt on or glued??
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tav
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 4:23 am    Post subject: bolt-on Reply with quote

Mine's a bolt-on. Are some glued? I just noticed on mine, that the bridge appears to be the wrong way round. The treble strings are running through the deep-grooved saddles. Doesn't affect the sound, which I imagine is Rickenbacker-ish as it sounds lovely for chords and arpeggios.
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Sean
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i found this pic
Which has a glued on neck, it might be a special one or something??
Weird.
http://members.lycos.co.uk/tokaiguitars/Ricksb.htm
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sneakyjapan
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Joined: 12 May 2003
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well the " 43 " in your model number should indicate the selling price originally, 43000 yen... not a high end model which probably explains why it`s a bolt on.nn not to sat it`s a cheap guitar, just not one of the high end ones. I could be way off but generally thats how pricing works over here.
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Tech21
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Joined: 19 Nov 2003
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Location: Bottom end of North Island, NZ.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:42 am    Post subject: Just bought one. Reply with quote

Hi,
Have just bought an RG43 and it has a fixed neck. It appears that the early models had a bolt neck and the newer stock are all glued.
The only problem I have had with this guitar is uneven fret hights but this is easily sorted with a trip to the nearest repairers for a quick fret stoning.
In all other respects it sounds like an early Rick 330 fitted with toaster pickups (and the Tokai neck feels easier to play).

I phoned Tokai in the UK and asked if there were any plans for a 12 string version and was told that there is one in the pipeline and could surface as early as late July 2004, worth keeping a watch out for.

Cheers

Gaz
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Sean
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12-string? cool.
Are your guys strings abit slack??
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