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by luis
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 79 Reborn
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: 79 Reborn

Yes they are, with plated back plates an usually zebra uncovered
by luis
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Can you help?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Can you help?

ASTs have their serial numbers on the neck plate, that's all. Older ones were around 1984-85 made first, and AST-56 or AST-62 on the headsctock, I cannot tell on newer ones (20006 +) . The logo was different (darker) letters on korean models if I recall well.
by luis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Chinese or Korean Tokai?
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Chinese or Korean Tokai?

It is chinese not korean. I recall seeing one with a C + 6 digitis whith not China made sticker on the back of headstock here in Spain some years ago. This kind of serial is very odd and specs could be anything.... Not sure if one factory suervised or a direct send to any Tokai distributor of the ti...
by luis
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Selling some gear
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Yes they are. I am the lucky ST-62 117 3TS owner, a very rare guitar
by luis
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 2009? LS160??
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Ask for pickup cavities, specially bridge one, there should be a inscription with the model and colour finish there in black pencil ink
by luis
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japan made Tokai UES dating question.
Replies: 4
Views: 455

I had a 2005 120 too but with the correct headstock no dimple, sunburst finish, a very good 335 selected buythe factory. Afterwads I talked to them about a Honduras mahogany neck as far a neck is small and you can use the blank left in the warehouse for a neck but no way for a body. They did some to...
by luis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Japan made Tokai UES dating question.
Replies: 4
Views: 455

2005 made, it shuld be laquer made
by luis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Any way to verify this is indeed a LS150 from '02?
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

LS150s are 2005 made if I stand correct, they were a 100 run, a Furuhashi-san creation. He told he found some higly figured maple and wanted to use it. 150s bacame a fixed model in Tokai catalog after
by luis
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Tokai Acoustics
Topic: I just bought an old Hummingbird Acoustic...
Replies: 4
Views: 4596

W= Western 250= 25.000 yen Yhere were a few Hummingbird models but not so many as when in 1975 (or late 1974 maybe) Cat's Eyes were born with a lot of levels. I would bet it has some laminated wood in the mid range models and lower quality than a mid range Cat's Eye. Ask about specs to the seller- H...
by luis
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
Replies: 22
Views: 3387

Nice reading!
by luis
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Dating a Tokai Silver Star
Replies: 4
Views: 801

A '79 made
by luis
Wed May 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Gotoh PAF ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Yes, they were called MKII model and avalaible in LS50 and LS60 models where 80s had 57 PAF. Some Goto like 1979 and 80 in a transition period too...
by luis
Tue May 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Gotoh PAF ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

I had a LS50 Hamamatsu made in 1981 with thise pickups, they sounded correct, lacked some bass but the guitar could be a factor also. I must have a sound sample somewhere....
by luis
Fri May 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: Tokai LS60 2002, Japan? Can someone confirm this?
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Mid level Japan models, 2 piece maple2 pieces top, 2 pieces body, urethane finish.
Only LS50 model below 3 pieces top. Same as LS70 but no thin laminated sheet over maple top

Nice guitars...
by luis
Thu May 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: Tokai LS60 2002, Japan? Can someone confirm this?
Replies: 5
Views: 965

As far as in Europe existed a single distributor at that time, it can be one made for UK based Murdoch dealer. I guess we forgot how Murdoch made Tokai growing. I have some advertisiments in the magazines of that times. Remember internet was very young and, besides Japan forums , Tokai was not very ...