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by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco Pot Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 4274

Call me crazy but I usually am quite happy with the quality of MIJ electronics from the good years. Even the pickups.
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LS-120 With Gumby Headstock
Replies: 15
Views: 5398

Maybe it's the same guitar?

It sure looks like a Tokai with the build features, but is it really a Tokai if it says Hagstrom on the headstock?
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS75Q Stop Bar
Replies: 11
Views: 3393

I like to screw the tail piece down all the way and run string the traditional way (not top wrapped). This gives the feel I prefer.
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: I Gave This Seller a NEGATIVE - What Would You Do?
Replies: 31
Views: 10417

Seeing the auction I have to say that I would be disappointed as well. It does look pretty rough but the problem seems to have been overlooked somewhat. I can see it now in the photos, after I know what to look for, but probably wouldn't have noticed from the auction (in fact I didn't cause I think ...
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Sold my Edwards JP Relic & bought a Gibson Faded Standar
Replies: 18
Views: 6930

The fadeds are nice guitars.

It's good to hear an actual comparison between Gibson and MIJ guitars.

Thanks for taking the time to write your findings.
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LS-120 With Gumby Headstock
Replies: 15
Views: 5398

Yes, the stinger on the back is suspicious for a repair, but I look closely and the wood grain looks continuous.

If it is a new headstock grafted on, it was done without much evidence.
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS75Q Stop Bar
Replies: 11
Views: 3393

either way works fine - just go with your preference
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LS-120 With Gumby Headstock
Replies: 15
Views: 5398

LS-120 With Gumby Headstock

I have never seen anything like it.

On Ebay

More pictures
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: I Gave This Seller a NEGATIVE - What Would You Do?
Replies: 31
Views: 10417

Let's see the original auction before we decide.

Not all sellers are professional guitar dealers. Every ebay purchase is a risk. Some people honestly don't know or don't care about such details that may affect your ability to resell a guitar.
by Ducati
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1980 ls 80 reborn old
Replies: 13
Views: 3965

Seller didn't respond to messages.

One bid was cancelled because of it.

He didn't reply to me either. I think this prevented many people from bidding.
by Ducati
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokais FOR SALE
Replies: 18
Views: 6357

Shocked no one has bought this yet. Gorgeous instrument!
by Ducati
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Differences between Non-Sunburst LS50/LS60/LS70/LS80 Models
Replies: 18
Views: 7474

The real dividing line is below the LS-80 model. Below that point some less desirable features are present, which makes the LS-50 and LS-60 more affordable. Headstock angle is shallower, no fret binding, more pieces of wood for top and back, and sunburst and finish are somewhat "less convincing" on ...
by Ducati
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 Tokai Love Rock?
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

I don't know, no pickguard, changed tuners, doesn't come with a case, and it's from a little later on in the run with the funny truss rod cover and it's not a Reborn or Reborn Old. Plus, it's been up on ebay at least 5 times this summer (even at a lower price) and has not sold. That says something. ...
by Ducati
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Latest Arrival from the land of the rising sun
Replies: 28
Views: 7500

settebello wrote:Why,because its says Fender on the Headstock?
it certainly doesn't hurt it!
by Ducati
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Latest Arrival from the land of the rising sun
Replies: 28
Views: 7500

I think I would rather have that than a Tokai, just by own bias. Does anyone own both and could say what is better?