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by cheshirecatsmile
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Golden Era ??????
Replies: 6
Views: 4683

It's been ages (at least 5 years) since I've been on this forum. Hi to any old-timers who remember me! I ended up with top bid on this Tokai Golden Era. When I first saw the listing, I was concerned it might be a fake, albeit a really good one. However, it seems as if there are a few Golden Era Toka...
by cheshirecatsmile
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Goldstar, Breezysound and Love Rock for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 968

Goldstar, Breezysound and Love Rock for sale

Hi all, I have a few Tokais I've posted on my local Craigslist, but I would be willing to ship to Forum members in most places. I have a black Goldstar ST-40, a black tele--TTE45 most likely, with a Fender neck humbucker added (also neck logo is missing), and a 1995 Japanese Love Rock (LS-65?). The ...
by cheshirecatsmile
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: tokai st-80 or st-100 rosewood
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

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by cheshirecatsmile
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: a bunch of Tokais for sale :(
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

a bunch of Tokais for sale :(

I sadly need to downsize my guitar collection (tax season). I thought I'd list my Tokais here before I put them up on ebay or Craigslist. I'm in Toronto, Canada--if you're nearby you can come and inspect in person. If you're interested in a specific guitar, please email me and I can send photos. Tok...
by cheshirecatsmile
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Breezy Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 2930

Hi, With the single-ply binding on the pickguard I think that's a '59 model (3-ply would make it a '64 model). According to the Japan Vintage article on Breezys (pg22-23) they have TE-Hot pickups and a bone nut and were made with 2 piece bodies of either sen or alder. Stock colours were yellow sunbu...
by cheshirecatsmile
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Finally sorted my Tokai Tele
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Looks nice and as John says better played than sitting in its case. If you do ever want to make it original I'm sure a Tokai neck will turn up at some point.
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by cheshirecatsmile
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST-80 on ebay!
Replies: 27
Views: 8688

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc152/gothamcitydrugstore/ST-80/P1010131.jpg Dang, thats purdy Yer darn right! Chingo didn't disappoint--his shipping was "bombproof" as usual, and as reported is indeed nitro finished-both neck and body, with a pretty sharp V neck. I usually don't take a guitar a...
by cheshirecatsmile
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: A few questions regarding my Springy..
Replies: 34
Views: 10798

Nice find--and worth a fair bit more than an ST-50!
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by cheshirecatsmile
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: silver star 85?
Replies: 12
Views: 3554

http://brochures.yokochou.com/guitar-and-amp/tokai/1981/en_06.html There's one on here in the 1981 catalogue. Usually natural finish models were Y5000 more than regular models (same as custom colours, or matching headstock paint) --thus SS-85 means the original price was Y85,000. It would be same s...
by cheshirecatsmile
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '81 Silver Star SS?
Replies: 49
Views: 17901

Diodibuh, Are the pickups on your sunburst staggered pole? From the photo they look like they could have flat poles--you'll be able to tell better than I can. This would match with not having the brass ground-plate, and would suggest the whole pickup assembly might have come from an SS-38 or 40. My ...
by cheshirecatsmile
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: A few questions regarding my Springy..
Replies: 34
Views: 10798

Hi Ramblin,
Did you manage to confirm whether or not this is nitro-finished? Just curious...
Thanks,
Chris
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by cheshirecatsmile
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help to id Breezy
Replies: 17
Views: 5144

It's probably a TE-50. If it were a TE-80 it would have a nitrocellulose finish and a V-shaped neck, and most likely brass bridge saddles. The graphite nut is not original, but shouldn't radically add or detract from the value. If he claims it is nitro ask if he's confirmed it by testing with aceton...
by cheshirecatsmile
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '81 Silver Star SS?
Replies: 49
Views: 17901

Are you sure thats a ss80,she have a bonenut and the two original pups have a gray bottom. Is there another model between the ss50 and the ss80? The ss60 is a late '60 model from my understanding. I'd guess SS-60 from a quick look. You can test for nitro--if it's poly then it's not SS-80. I have an...
by cheshirecatsmile
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: SS-80 on ebay!
Replies: 7
Views: 3452

I don't know about those pickups... are they good hot or just thick, muddy and difficult to control ? I was a bit puzzled by them at first, and I'll admit I actually took them out for about 3 months when I first got it and replaced them with a spare set of Tokai "U" stamped PUs I have. I finally pu...
by cheshirecatsmile
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST-80 on ebay!
Replies: 27
Views: 8688

Thanks all!
Looks like Tokai saddles and tuners. I'm crossing my fingers!!
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