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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: 136

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: 1123

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: 294

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: 294

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: 1570

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: 1570

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: 5522

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: 3220

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: 1570

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: 3220

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: 1570

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...
by Custom Goldtop
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1570

Re: Please help me !

"*sigh* Whats with the theatrics ? Starting with "sigh" and finishing with "lol" doesn't make for a convincing argument.. That link, whilst it does show an altered body, doesn't show the ugly headstock, and that serial number looks dodgy as well, looks nothing like my 2001 and 2002 Tokai's serial nu...
by Custom Goldtop
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help me !
Replies: 32
Views: 1570

Re: Please help me !

So because the LesPaul forum says it's legit...it must be legit? No, it's legit because Tokai made those guitars for a number of years around the turn of the millennium for the US market, as stated above. https://web.archive.org/web/20020609005900/http://www.tokai-guitars.com/guitars.html As you ca...