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by fartoomany
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Can anyone tell me anything about this?*NEW PICS*
Replies: 16
Views: 8277

The trem looks like a copy of a washburn wonderbar

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8903114@N0 ... otostream/
by fartoomany
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai Silver Star - an advice helpful
Replies: 15
Views: 5044

The serial no tells us its an 1984 (along with the logo, wrong type for 1980) ?250 would be a good price. Its pretty close to what I paid for mine 18mths ago from Japan (inc shipping\tax). They are nice guitars. Played a number of genuine 70's Fenders and my SS is easily as good as if not better. Th...
by fartoomany
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai Silver Star - an advice helpful
Replies: 15
Views: 5044

Looks genuine to me, 1984 from the s\n. Good price at the moment. These are going to start getting more expensive with the current exchange rates.
by fartoomany
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1984 Tokai Goldstar blue
Replies: 38
Views: 10578

I would ask for a refund. Looks like a Tokai neck but the pickups\trem paintwork\routing are obviously not original and should have been clearly described in the listing as they totally devalue the guitar.
by fartoomany
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Need a nice springy ST-80 near Croydon for a photoshoot
Replies: 19
Views: 6148

Ok, looks like Guitarist have missed out again. Marks original article was really good, responsible for me buying a few guitars... Hope he never runs into my wife :lol:
by fartoomany
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Need a nice springy ST-80 near Croydon for a photoshoot
Replies: 19
Views: 6148

Thanks, I have been reading Guitarist from the first issue. Its a great mag but I can never remember them doing a really good detailed article on Tokai or other MIJ guitars like Greco, Burny, Orville or even Fender JV. It has only been villagers article a little while ago that I can ever recall.
by fartoomany
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Need a nice springy ST-80 near Croydon for a photoshoot
Replies: 19
Views: 6148

Are Guitarist doing a Tokai feature then ? Any idea what its going to cover ?
by fartoomany
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hondo II
Replies: 9
Views: 6390

Did any of the "High end" Hondo guitars get sold in the UK or Europe ? I can't recall ever seeing anything ?
by fartoomany
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hondo II
Replies: 9
Views: 6390

I bought a Hondo 11 Les Paul brand new about 25 years ago when I first started playing. It was pretty awful, microphonic single coils under the covers, made of plywood, bolt on neck. Firewood with strings by todays standards and worth about the same in my opinion.
by fartoomany
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you buy a guitar from this man?
Replies: 43
Views: 11413

Brilliant, a born entertainer. Thats the best laugh I have had for a while.
by fartoomany
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Which model Silver Star have I bought?
Replies: 71
Views: 20613

I have a 79 ss36 with Maple neck, I paid a similar amount for mine, I think they are fantastic value and must be the vintage guitar bargain out there. I don't have a Springy or Goldstar but I do have 2 Squire JV strats and I would say build quality is very similar. Pickups are a little thin sounding...
by fartoomany
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Dry Z vs. '62 Gib vs. Super 58 vs. VH-1
Replies: 6
Views: 4691

Thanks, some excellent jazz sounds there
by fartoomany
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: will replacement bridge/tailpiece fit into 2000 LE Love Rock
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

by fartoomany
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai headstock veneers...can they be purchased from dealer?
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

Take a look at this site:_

http://www.81x.com/oscarmcvittie/decals/

haven't used one myself but I came across the site a lttle while ago
by fartoomany
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Need help with identification and setup info
Replies: 14
Views: 4211

Wish I could be walking past a bin when someone is throwing away a quality guitar !. This is the second story I have heard like this, the owner of the local guitar shop was walking past a rubbish skip and rescued a nice early black Love Rock!