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by rayspang
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ~ Production dates for KOREAN ALS Love Rocks ~
Replies: 21
Views: 30303

MIK

FYI: most, if not all of the "unauthorized production" MIK Loverocks have a one screw TRC
by rayspang
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help me with my search for a cheap (MIJ) strat.
Replies: 11
Views: 2232

strat player

Some early ones were MIJ. Later ones were MIK. If MIJ, it should say somewhere on it. MIK Aria pro II's were usually made by Samick and were pretty good guitars. Should have a serial # that starts with S. I think they are still making guitars in either Indonesia or China.
by rayspang
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help me with my search for a cheap (MIJ) strat.
Replies: 11
Views: 2232

strat

I know you are looking for MIJ, but have a look at the Squier pro tone strats. They are MIK but are becoming collectible. These have been discontinued, and some have clear finishes with really nice grain. Just something to consider and in your price range. http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIK-Fender-Squier-P...
by rayspang
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 1997 TOKAI LS420 LP STD 59RI FLAME TOP
Replies: 9
Views: 5339

Tokai

Some models did have Tom Holmes pickups, but the pickup routes don't look to be Tokai?
by rayspang
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I have no idea what model Tokai I own
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

tokai

The bridge posts have bushings. Not MIJ. Show a picture of the headstock back with the serial number.
by rayspang
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LC98S Refin as in what's under the paint.
Replies: 17
Views: 6355

samick

That samick looks really nice. I have a Samick built Aria Pro II PE special from the same era thats a really beautiful and well built instrument. All that experience making beautiful pianos payed off.
by rayspang
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Loverock LS5
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

LS5

The Tom Holmes though, are worth $500 a pair aren't they? Not to mention the waiting list to get them. They may be the Japanese Holmes pickups? I've see the USA ones go for $600-$700. I'm thinking the MIJ ones could be half that?? This guitar has the MIJ ones. Not sure if you can buy them unless th...
by rayspang
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Loverock LS5
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

LS5

The seller bought it in Japan at a shop. What is interesting is that he's done alot of upgrades some of which appear to be unecessary. A stainless steel refret foremost comes to mind. Vintage rewire with CTS and switchcraft, Real bumblebee caps, aluminum tail, locking bridge, etc. comes with the ori...
by rayspang
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Loverock LS5
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

Loverock LS5

For sale locally is a 2009 MIJ Loverock MODEL LS5. The seller says its based on the LS100Q with factory installed Tom Holmes pickups. The headstock is badged "pacific exclusive" and is supposed to be one of only 12 made. Is anyone familiar with this model?
by rayspang
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock with no model sticker
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

tokai

Using the correct drill bit size slowly in reverse will widen the holes with out finish damage.
by rayspang
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Gibbo (tokai) guitars.......what's going on?
Replies: 30
Views: 13373

Gibo

i know of at least half a dozen shops selling them and apparently they are from the U.K tokai distributer.
Great! Now we have a U.K. Fakai. :roll:
by rayspang
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What colour was my '84 Super Edition Strat when it was born?
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

CAR

CAR is not an easy finish to do. As a result, there is even a "CAR Survivor Club" on one of the guitar refinishing forums.
by rayspang
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Need Help Just got my 1st Tokai LP
Replies: 24
Views: 4478

love rock

Search "Fakai" on this site or the web in general and you find a long convoluted tale about these guitars. It looks like one of the Canadian Fakais to me, which it was purported to be made in the same factory as the legit Korean Tokai guitars. Who knows the true story? Nice playing guitars anyway, a...
by rayspang
Sun May 27, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Legit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Tokai

Stranger things have happened. I think his story has a little bit of hair on it, however. Its a shame the headstock got changed; it certainly lowers its value in my eyes.
by rayspang
Thu May 17, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Some questions about Burny Les Pauls
Replies: 2
Views: 2539

Burny Information

You might find some information here if you haven't seen it already?

http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/burny%20info.html