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Sigmania

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Wanted to start a gallery of the examples of these rare birds as they pop up.

Sold in the UK only I believe?

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Presumably the block logo is based on this earlier logo used in 1978 & 1979 in catalogs?

Likely a result of Fender taking action against Tokai re: the spaghetti logo?


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https://guitar.com/features/maxi-jazz/


“The next one was my Tokai, which I bought in a pet shop! It was a bright red Strat right in the window, £125, so I went in there and bought it. This was 1984. I started to write little riffs and funky things, four-chords riffs and little progressions, but that was pretty much it. All I would do is jam along to the radio, I never really learnt too many chords. Various guitar players would say, ‘Maxi have you tried this chord, or do you know about this one?’ and I just taught myself over the years, and I never really took it seriously until maybe 10 years ago.”
 

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Sales invoice for a block logo Springy purchased in the UK Oct 1982 - taken from a FB Tokai Community page.

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That's really cool. Thanks for posting ATO.

And that price.... :eek:

I did some calculations.

179 pounds is $236.17 USD (current conversion rate).

Adjusted for inflation, today that would be $672.74 USD for a block logo ST50.
 

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