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by Custom Goldtop
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Announcement : Recent Black beauty Premium model spottet
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Announcement : Recent Black beauty Premium model spottet

It is not out of the realm of possibility that Tokai supplied Kurosawa a Maple topped guitar instead of a Mahogany topped guitar, when Kurosawa was expecting a Mahogany topped guitar, just as the buyer was expecting a Mahogany topped guitar. That is a real possibility. Is that what actually happene...
by Custom Goldtop
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Announcement : Recent Black beauty Premium model spottet
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Announcement : Recent Black beauty Premium model spottet

guitar hiro wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:23 am

I wouldn't purchase any newer Tokai; why? Someone, somewhere wasn't being honest with that buyer; could have been the shop, could have been Tokai, who knows?
That sullies the entire reputation of the Tokai brand IMO.
It's pretty F***ed when one persons' bad experience can turn a Tokai fan away from Tokai. And I prolly aint the only one.
Really ? This would have to be one of the silliest things I've ever read here {or anywhere for that matter}, bordering on stupid, no really. Someone buys a guitar, without looking at it, from a guitar shop in a country that doesn't speak English, the specs are misrepresented, and I highly doubt on purpose, and somehow how this is Tokai's fault ? I have played that many completely ^&*( Gibson's and in comparison, a lot of wonderful Tokai's, I find your assertion simply ridiculous....
by Custom Goldtop
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco SA1200 no serial # no label inside F hole
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Greco SA1200 no serial # no label inside F hole

Here we are in July. I have found this excerpt from good old Wikipedia: There were also some transitional Greco models from 1981/1982 that have a mixture of "Super Real Series" and "Mint Collection Series" features such as a "Super Real" model with an open O letter in the Greco logo instead of a cl...
by Custom Goldtop
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Goldstar serial number
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Goldstar serial number

70s tokai goldtop loverock
Love rock Tokai's come out in the 1980's as far as I know, they were called/labelled Les paul reborn and reborn old in the late 70's....
by Custom Goldtop
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Orville
Topic: Orville by Gibson LP Custom in Candy Apple Red
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Re: Orville by Gibson LP Custom in Candy Apple Red

Are you sure its not wine red ? I used to own a wine red OBG custom, very nice guitar... https://www.google.com/search?q=wine+red+Orville+By+Gibson+gcustom&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjW25ywouTpAhVS8TgGHco7DQMQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=wine+red+Orville+By+Gibson+gcustom&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQA1DemAJY6JkDYIWcA2gAcAB4AIAB4AGI...
by Custom Goldtop
Thu May 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan
Replies: 33
Views: 2659

Re: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan

I'm trying to get motorcycle parts shipped from Japan at the moment, the businesses I'm dealing with are NOT shipping internationally, I know a guy who's business buys all their motorcycle parts from Japan and he's had to shut down until the Japanese companies start shipping again, maybe its only ci...
by Custom Goldtop
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help ID this tokai star shape
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Help ID this tokai star shape

I searched Tokai FSD guitar and came up with plenty of hits... https://www.google.com/search?q=Tokai+FSD+guitar&rlz=1C1GCEA_enAU831AU831&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5rZre1_DoAhXFgeYKHavmBrYQ_AUoAnoECAwQBA&biw=1366&bih=625 And here's the original series logo.. https://reverb.com/au/item/100...
by Custom Goldtop
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help ID this tokai star shape
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Help ID this tokai star shape

Its a Tokai FSD model guitar {FS is for "Five star"} , 1983, I don't know too much about them but they came in both Rosewood and plain maple necks/fret boards.... Here's a maple board neck on Yahoo Japan, this is the earlier model {1982}...

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j631286359
by Custom Goldtop
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 2534

Re: Please help me !

The front pickup cavity should have a model number, all mine have had except my custom shop goldtop...
by Custom Goldtop
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 2534

Re: Please help me !

Well, all of this is a huge bummer. Despite the guitar playing good. It doesn't sit right with me that I got hosed. Wait for the reply from Tokai, it may well be a model made for import, its just that so many fakes were made for the Canadian market, it blurs the lines a bit, Most I've seen were mad...
by Custom Goldtop
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: " 2020 TOKAI FORUM COOL GUITAR CONTEST! "
Replies: 24
Views: 6657

Re: " 2020 TOKAI FORUM COOL GUITAR CONTEST! "

LS180 Honduran Mahogany https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49645180298_4fb6d2c4d9_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49645709796_697b61bf81_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49645993652_ddb4fedd9c_z.jpg ST70 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49645709766_2fb1b5a90a_o.jpg https://liv...
by Custom Goldtop
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Gear Reviews
Topic: what "TOKAI" means?
Replies: 13
Views: 3900

Re: what "TOKAI" means?

Not sure how to post pics here , my pics are on photobucket and its now crap, I can't even log into it any more....
by Custom Goldtop
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 2534

Re: Please help me !

Your first link gives you the answer, It was "ACTIVE MUSICAL PRODUCTS LTD", that commissioned the fake Tokai's. Then I admitted my mistake and posted the correct one. I will do so again. Click the link to "New love rocks". https://web.archive.org/web/20030720053953/http://www.tokaiguitars.com/ As t...
by Custom Goldtop
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Gear Reviews
Topic: what "TOKAI" means?
Replies: 13
Views: 3900

Re: what "TOKAI" means?

the best person who absolutely knows so much about the old tokai situations was mr.kunishi furuhashi of the guitar shop "neo" in nagoya. he worked at tokai in the 80s and laters he helped to make LS320 & LS150F. He also made some of the the early LS180's , prototype guitars and custom shop orders, ...
by Custom Goldtop
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 2534

Re: Please help me !

There's a wealth of info on the Canadian fakes on this very forum. Use the search term "fakai". IIRC they were made for a place called Mike's Music in or around 2005. Made in Korea but in a different factory without Tokai knowing. The semi hollows had an altered Tokai logo and the LP copies had a d...