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by apmechling
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Edwards & Navigator St***s
Replies: 27
Views: 11484

Re: Navigators and Edwards...

Thanks for missing me, Luis ; ) I just got back from Madrid, Spain, and before that, Yokosuka, Japan. I was out of the US for 7 years and it is really strange being back where everyone speaks your native language! I am really excited to be with my 90+ guitars again though! For the last 2 years I had...
by apmechling
Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Have a Tokai Reborn LS-200 You Wanna Sell? I Have $$$
Replies: 0
Views: 1136

Have a Tokai Reborn LS-200 You Wanna Sell? I Have $$$

Hey guys - I am getting ready to leave Japan soon and have pretty much gotten every single guitar I've wanted here, EXCEPT a really nice old Tokai Les Paul Reborn (1978-79) LS-200, preferrably violin finish. Doesn't have to be real flamey, but pretty much anything not bright cherry sunburst would do...
by apmechling
Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 Breezy, $1590?
Replies: 12
Views: 4414

MIJ Guitar Show ith the US..?

Yeah, wouldn't it be cool to have a big MIJ guitar show? I doubt Fender, Gibson and other companies would appreciate it, but hey, maybe that'll light a fire under their @sses to get some real well-made US guitars on the market at competitive prices with a vintage appeal. I often wonder what kind of ...
by apmechling
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 Breezy, $1590?
Replies: 12
Views: 4414

Yeah, Guitargai has a good thing going, too. His prices are about equal to mine in most cases, but he also doesn't buy most of the brands I actually look for, which can be much more expensive. I know he has that money-back guarantee, and that is something that I have as well. I have to say that afte...
by apmechling
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 Breezy, $1590?
Replies: 12
Views: 4414

You're Just Jealous!

Hey now guys, These guitars I have are my special guitars. First off, that Tokai Telecaster on my site you are complaining about (pricewise)... what you DON'T see is the mint Tokai hard case, additional documentation including owner's manual and care manual, original white leather Tokai strap, which...
by apmechling
Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Found an mint 1999 LS-320 w/OHSC for $950
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Found an mint 1999 LS-320 w/OHSC for $950

Anyone know the going price for a Tokai LS-320 from 1999? I could buy one tomorrow for $950. I have seen posts about the LS-320, but I'm not really into newer Tokais, so I wasn't sure if I wanted to go this route with my $950, but it seems like a killer deal, based on the great things everyone says ...
by apmechling
Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: WOW - I got a 1981 7okai Silver Star '67 RI Strat 4-Bolt !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5642

WOW - I got a 1981 7okai Silver Star '67 RI Strat 4-Bolt !!!

Hi guys - I haven't posted a lot lately, but I HAD TO tell you about this most rare Tokai of mine... I found this mint condition Silver Star Strat that is a '67 Reissue strat - I was told it was an ST-60, but I think it is an ST-80. It is a 4-BOLT '67 reissue... black finish with positively 100% thi...
by apmechling
Mon May 26, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: NEED: Greco, Orville, Burny/Fernandes, Yamaha, Info & Da
Replies: 19
Views: 14465

ESP Edwards Les Pauls in Japan

Hi Guys - It's been a while since I've posted anything - just a whole lot busy lately with school coming to and end this year. I have recently purchased about 10 ESP Edwards Les Pauls, the lacquer tops you guys have been wondering about and others... Seriously, as far as Les Pauls go, ESP Edwards is...
by apmechling
Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Best pups on a ST-50? Let's hear it!
Replies: 16
Views: 6181

Hi Guys - I've been busy for a while and haven't gotten a chance to write recently - looks like there's a lot of good new topics I'll have to check out. What's funny about pickup selection is that there are 3 types of Tokai pickups - the E series (Dimarzios) on ST-65 strats and up, the U series (Tok...
by apmechling
Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar information
Replies: 7
Views: 3731

Oops - I meant that the U Series were designed by Tokai, I think.
by apmechling
Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar information
Replies: 7
Views: 3731

Just a few corrections - I have owned about 25 Tokai Goldstar Sounds from Japan and: 1) All of them had "FINAL PROSPEC" stamped saddles on them. 2) E-Series pickups were put only on the ST-80 models or higher. They did not have cloth-covered wiring like the U series pups. They were designed by Dimar...
by apmechling
Fri Jan 31, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New Info. About 7okai Springy/Goldstar ST Model Pickups...
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

New Info. About 7okai Springy/Goldstar ST Model Pickups...

Hey Guys - I was just going thru my emails when I saw a few correspondence messages sent between me and Peter and I thought I would share them with you. I'm always trying to find out more about the different pickups they used to put into their ST models in the early Springysound years. There seem to...
by apmechling
Wed Dec 11, 2002 5:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Difference between early Tokai and Greco, Burny, Orville SGs
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

Oh, BTW - "Orville by Gibson" SGs are great quality and have Gibson USA pickups stock... the "Orville" line seemed to be very good quality, too, except that they had Japanese-made, Gibson-licensed pickups in them. I'd rate Orville by Gibson up there with the best of what Tokai and Greco put out in t...
by apmechling
Wed Dec 11, 2002 5:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Difference between early Tokai and Greco, Burny, Orville SGs
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

Okay, I may be of some assistance here. I started selling Tokais on eBay about a year ago and then slowly got turned on to other brands, like Greco, Burny, Orville, etc. Well, in my opinion, no brand is better than the other. The reason I say this is because all of the early Japanese companies made ...
by apmechling
Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:43 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 133839

Here's what I Got..

Dang Ochay! :o No wonder no one else replied after you - you've got a vintage Tokai Store in the works! Okay, I've got: _____________________________________________________________ 1981 7okai Springysound in Sherwood Green & OHSC (Mint Condition) 1979 Tokai LS-50 Les Paul Reborn Black Beauty 1985 T...