44 Magnum Gallery

Tokai Forum

Help Support Tokai Forum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

Sigmania

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
May 14, 2012
Messages
15,712
Reaction score
2,640
Location
NC, USA
Collecting examples of these odd guitars.

They possibly date from as early as February 1982 (?) and have the spaghetti logo...

By late 1982/1983 they got the export logo for the 1983 Vol. 1 catalog.

And by the mid year 1983 catalog they seemed to morph into the VX.



1983 Vol. 1 catalog

.44 MAGNUM GUITAR
The first thing you will notice about the Magnums is the rich Flame Maple bound top, generally found only on expensive guitars. The Maple selected for each Magnum is chosen for both appearance and potential sound properties. The blend of rich appearance with the quality sound makes the .44 Magnum an excellent stage instrument. Available with one or two humbucking pickups with chrome covers and Tokai's dual sound system electronic network. The .44 Magnum also features the "offset grip"* neck fastening system designed to keep the neck secure under all playing conditions.
Ash body, 25-7/16" scale Maple neck, and TS-44 5-spring variable tension tremolo assembly.

.44 MAGNUM BASS
The matching partner to the .44 Magnum in more than just appearance. The Magnums are designed from the initial production stages to be matched for stage or recording performance. Select wood is set aside from standard production to make these custom, limited production sets of instruments. There are important refinements in both the sound and styling. Many 34 inch scale basses traditionally have "dead" spots in the 2nd playing position that can be difficult to "play around" while the Magnum is "live" in all registers. Balance and feel are the Magnum's other strong suits with the scalloping process carefully thought out to provide maximum balance and comfort.

28455-c2d92212933d166ae31863c0fea80f29.jpg
 
Last edited:

Attachments

  • s-l1600-10.png
    s-l1600-10.png
    761.2 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-1.jpg
    s-l1600-1.jpg
    63.3 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-1.png
    s-l1600-1.png
    877.9 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-2.png
    s-l1600-2.png
    946.7 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-3.png
    s-l1600-3.png
    726.1 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-5.png
    s-l1600-5.png
    575.3 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-6.png
    s-l1600-6.png
    948.5 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-7.png
    s-l1600-7.png
    706.5 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-8.png
    s-l1600-8.png
    425.8 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-9.png
    s-l1600-9.png
    528.9 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-11.png
    s-l1600-11.png
    377.2 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-12.png
    s-l1600-12.png
    437.9 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-13.png
    s-l1600-13.png
    736.4 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-14.png
    s-l1600-14.png
    364.7 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600-15.png
    s-l1600-15.png
    578 KB · Views: 0
  • s-l1600.jpg
    s-l1600.jpg
    77.3 KB · Views: 0
Last edited:

Attachments

  • HA27Xkh.jpeg
    HA27Xkh.jpeg
    289.9 KB · Views: 0
  • JJlC3Xj.jpeg
    JJlC3Xj.jpeg
    291.9 KB · Views: 0
  • meDDlOb.jpeg
    meDDlOb.jpeg
    338.3 KB · Views: 0
  • O9bxPOz.jpeg
    O9bxPOz.jpeg
    401.2 KB · Views: 0
  • qaBkhBv.jpeg
    qaBkhBv.jpeg
    432.4 KB · Views: 0
  • UvoTRRW.jpeg
    UvoTRRW.jpeg
    375.5 KB · Views: 0
  • VLaUfOb.jpeg
    VLaUfOb.jpeg
    398.1 KB · Views: 0
  • x7ycy70.jpeg
    x7ycy70.jpeg
    375 KB · Views: 0
  • yrZ1ASL.jpeg
    yrZ1ASL.jpeg
    353.2 KB · Views: 0
Last edited:

Attachments

  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.59.44 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.59.44 PM.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.04 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.04 PM.png
    2 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.59.06 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.59.06 PM.png
    1 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.52 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.52 PM.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.47 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.47 PM.png
    1,001.6 KB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.42 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.42 PM.png
    1.2 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.38 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.38 PM.png
    1 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.31 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 6.58.31 PM.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 0
Last edited:

Attachments

  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.59 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.59 PM.png
    1.3 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.55 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.55 PM.png
    1.3 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.50 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.50 PM.png
    1.2 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.41 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.41 PM.png
    1.6 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.33 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.33 PM.png
    1.3 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.29 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.29 PM.png
    969.2 KB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.12 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.12 PM.png
    886.6 KB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.06 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.05.06 PM.png
    1.2 MB · Views: 0
  • Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.06.11 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2023-10-04 at 7.06.11 PM.png
    2.1 MB · Views: 0

Latest posts

Back
Top