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by -Alan-
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - 'Premium Grade' Tokai SG
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Wanted - 'Premium Grade' Tokai SG

Hi. Been a while since I posted here. Been looking for an SG for a while, and finally came to the conclusion I'd like a decent high end Tokai one. Only criterion at the moment is that it must be a lacquer finished version (not hard shiny poly) - so that means it should probably be one of the 100 or ...
by -Alan-
Wed May 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Wtf
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Wtf

by -Alan-
Fri May 01, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Wtf
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Wtf

Leaving aside the price..

In woodwork terms - can't help wondering what has actually gone on there: looks like somebody has (poorly) crafted a veneered top to a Les Paul/LoveRock type body, and attacked the pickup cavities with some kind of routing device.

Does that sound about right ?
by -Alan-
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Fernandes Ravelle - any other owners here ?
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Fernandes Ravelle - any other owners here ?

That's a fine looking trio Mario - I've never seen them in either red or green. That is a gorgeous quilted on the green btw :)

Did you swop out the pickups on the yellow - and if so, what did you put in ?
by -Alan-
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a high end Tokai?
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Is this a high end Tokai?

I think that's genuine, and a decent guitar for the money. Lovely solid (ie non-veneered) maple cap with subtle flamed finish, and the variety of dings captured abs shown clearly. Only issues I would have are minor - there's no picture to confirm its a one piece back, and the ad mentions a 'Deep ten...
by -Alan-
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Which model and value is this Love Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Which model and value is this Love Rock

Looks like a decent 'player grade' lower end LS65-LS85 model to me - plenty of use, upgraded wiring and tuners.

If you want a better guess, post a couple of pics of the back and/or the front pick cavity so we can see what kind of wood & construction it has, and that would help hugely.
by -Alan-
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: can you experts tell me if this is a Tokia ??
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: can you experts tell me if this is a Tokia ??

No need to login and check the answers btw - or thank anybody - all part of the service the good folk on here provide.

Always a pleasure dealing with one-post transients, yessiree :)
by -Alan-
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?

Well if it's any help to anybody - I ran the diagnostic checks as described in the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZzBPxKpvq0 and can confirm for the two sets of Tokai humbucker I have (one pair off a c. 2004 Love Rock 2 and another pair of uncertain provenance but believed to be off a ...
by -Alan-
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Shiiping guitar from Australia to USA
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Shiiping guitar from Australia to USA

Can you still ship guitars into the USA easily enough from overseas - or do those CITES restrictions come into play for individuals as well as companies ?
by -Alan-
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?

On a related but slightly different note... I have a spare set of LoveRock Humbuckers I want to fit into another guitar. The pickups have the following wiring colours: White - Black Red - Green I know the White and black wires are fitted to one coil, and the red and green to the other. Can anybody t...
by -Alan-
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: can you experts tell me if this is a Tokia ??
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: can you experts tell me if this is a Tokia ??

I don't know if it helps - but there's a wiki page which certainly confirms a manufacturing link up between Tokai and Fender.. " Tokai and Dyna Gakki produced the Fender Japan solid-body models from 1997 until the end of the Fender Japan joint-venture in 2015. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tōkai_G...
by -Alan-
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?

Ah - it's coming back to me now, that's actually the original specification: volume splits the neck, and the tone splits the bridge :) What added to my confusion is the the other LoveRock2 I have was retrofitted with Irongear humbucker sized p90s by the previous owner. With no coils to split, he had...
by -Alan-
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?

Ok. Dunno if these crappy iPhone pics are going to be any use, but here goes: The LS105Q: https://i.imgur.com/CwkALuYl.jpg General shot of the cavity.. https://i.imgur.com/M4i1sKVl.jpg Back of bottom (tone) push-pull control.. https://i.imgur.com/YRRS7NGl.jpg Back of upper (volume) control.. https:/...
by -Alan-
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?

That's a good idea ..will do :)
by -Alan-
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Love Rock 2 - Controls / Coil Splitting Function?

I own two of these guitars, so should know the answer.. :oops: The Love Rock 2 has two humbuckers, one master volume control and one master tone control. Each of these is a push-pull type. Is the functionality: 1) The master controls are push-pull - with each one splitting one humbucker into single ...