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Big Willie Style
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject: Fakai? Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-TOKAI-TEX70-electric-guitar-Best-Japanese-Explorer_W0QQitemZ220190942215QQihZ012QQcategoryZ33028QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking guitar though!! I had a Burny that looked very similar.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that fake? How can you tell?

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Big Willie Style
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that it's new and being sold out of Thailand, which is notorious for producing fakes of everything, is suspect enough. But, correct me if I'm wrong, Tokai hasn't produced Explorers in Japan for quite some time now have they? Also, every Tokai MIJ I've seen has the serial imprinted or etched into the laquer at least, not printed on the guitar like this one. Anyone else have thoughts? If it is real, I agree with John - it looks sweet!

J.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Willie Style wrote:
Tokai hasn't produced Explorers in Japan for quite some time now have they?

J.



Our friend Coda Music ( who only sell current models, have a few MIJ Explorers

http://www.coda-music.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=21&products_id=1495


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Big Willie Style
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillyWizz wrote:
Big Willie Style wrote:
Tokai hasn't produced Explorers in Japan for quite some time now have they?

J.



Our friend Coda Music ( who only sell current models, have a few MIJ Explorers

http://www.coda-music.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=21&products_id=1495




In that case, sweet guitar! I would still be a little suspect of buying from Thailand though.

J.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Willie Style wrote:


In that case, sweet guitar! I would still be a little suspect of buying from Thailand though.

J.


So would I buying from Coda LOL!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were indeed a few Japan explorers that got made last year. I think ourselves and coda had a couple each.

I can attach some pictures for ya'll











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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't the tuners meant to be gold tulip style not mini's?
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Big Willie Style
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics Rich - if you look at the back of the headstock on your pic, and then the one on eBay, you'll see why I thought it was a fake. The 'Made in Japan' on yours is printed in small black print, as it is on my LS-150, but on the eBay explorer in Thailand, it's in larger white print and the print direction is flipped 90degrees as well. Seems very 'MIC' to me.

Jason
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cheshirecatsmile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
The same seller just sold a high end Tokai Cat's Eyes acoustic that looked like the real deal.
http://cgi.ebay.com/TOKAI-Cats-Eyes-CE158T-O-45-acoustic-guitar-BN-case-NR_W0QQitemZ220186710167QQihZ012QQcategoryZ33028QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

He also sold a custom made James Tyler guitar for over $3000 (again recently, and feedback is not in yet)--not the kind of thing a typical scammer would try to sell--a rare, not that well known boutique guitar. Problem is, the seller has low feedback and no apparent record of guitar sales previously--especially guitar sales feedback. He could be a perfectly legitmate seller, with a real guitar. If you really want it, ask lots of questions and pay by Paypal!
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bigbadpj
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an '84 Tokai Explorer (made in Japan serial no.4023061)

Awesome guitar it is too!

Matches the Ibanez Flying V that I bought years and years ago.

Gotta love those Japanese Lawsuit (can I say....copies?)

BTW..will post pics if anyone`s interested?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigbadpj wrote:


Gotta love those Japanese Lawsuit (can I say....copies?)

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LOL !

http://matsumoku.org/rants/rants.html#ibanez
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He,He,He...thanks Billy
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