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by HAMAMATSU
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES 335 Differences?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Tokai ES 335 Differences?

8) the 58-61 es335 replica has the dot markers. the 62-64 es335 replica has the block markers.
by HAMAMATSU
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES 335 Differences?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Tokai ES 335 Differences?

8) tokai-japan always offers the 58-61 es335 replica in their premium series and a 58-61 es335 replica and a 62-64 replica in their vintage series. the premium series es335 replica has the better woods and in lacquer finish whereas the vintage series es335s have the regular woods in poly finish. the...
by HAMAMATSU
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS 136 vs LS 192 non-Premium vs Premium - what are the main differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Tokai LS 136 vs LS 192 non-Premium vs Premium - what are the main differences?

8) the inlays on the vintage series are whitish pearl but the premium series has yellowish vintage aged color ones. the both series are made at the same tokai-japan main factory line by the same craftmanship but they use better woods for the premium series than the vintage series. the weight of the ...
by HAMAMATSU
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The cleaning methods and tips
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: The cleaning methods and tips

8) do you know that you can fix the scratches on the lacquer finish by the tooth-paste? its true!
by HAMAMATSU
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: best guitar

8) thanks marcus, a very good story! mine was the gibson 1991 les paul studio in wine red. it had a very unusual figured maple top and also an ebony fretboard. i was into slash very much in those days so i changed the gibson pickups to the SD alnico 2s like slash. it played so smooth and a great sou...
by HAMAMATSU
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS 136 vs LS 192 non-Premium vs Premium - what are the main differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Tokai LS 136 vs LS 192 non-Premium vs Premium - what are the main differences?

8) sorry if i am wrong something here but ..... the japanese vintage series and the premium series are different. the vintage series love rock has a 2-piece? african mahogany body & a 1-piece african mahogany neck with the regular joint. the finish is poly and the maple top has the flamed veneer. th...
by HAMAMATSU
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Announcement : Recent Black beauty Premium model spottet
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Announcement : Recent Black beauty Premium model spottet

8) i m sure its a kurosawa's fault, not tokai.
by HAMAMATSU
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES198 vs ES224
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Tokai ES198 vs ES224

8) the lacquer finish is basically only a difference between the 2 models. the lacquer finish basically feels/sounds/ages better than the poly finish.
by HAMAMATSU
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tune of the day
Replies: 2095
Views: 522915

Re: Tune of the day

by HAMAMATSU
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2013 MIJ Tokai LS100F BS - Is it a '50s neck or '60s neck??
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: 2013 MIJ Tokai LS100F BS - Is it a '50s neck or '60s neck??

8) mine is fat. between the gibson usa 50s neck & the historic collection 59 neck.
by HAMAMATSU
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tune of the day
Replies: 2095
Views: 522915

Re: Tune of the day

by HAMAMATSU
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identifying Explorer style Tokai
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Identifying Explorer style Tokai

8) yours is a chinese made tokai exploler from the traditional series of tokai-japan. its no longer made and there were white and black. it was in the tokai-japan catalog until a few years ago.
by HAMAMATSU
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Difference between EX105 and EX120 Explorers
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Difference between EX105 and EX120 Explorers

8) your tokai exploler was EX105 in 2011 in the catalog vol.26 and its japan list price was 105000 yen. in 2012, it was then EX120 in the catalog vol.27 and its japan list price was 120000 yen. this model is the japan standard series and there is no difference between EX105 & EX120. there are 3 colo...