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by sarge40
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Gotoh Pickups
Replies: 12
Views: 15854

Not trying to hijack this thread, but speaking of the VH-1 pickups, does anyone know anything about Gotoh VH-1G pickups? They have black cables, silver back plates, gold polepieces, large rectangular VH-1G sticker. I recently saw one on ebay, but don't know anything about these. Do they share any of...
by sarge40
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Tokai made Greco
Replies: 31
Views: 25124

.. if the EGC-75 went for 75000 yen in 1989, it cost approximately $920 USD. ... What I am getting at is that the going price for that guitar would have exceeded the price of my Gibson LP Standard and about matched that of a Gibson LP Custom. No, you are applying current JPY to USD rates to a histo...
by sarge40
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Tokai made Greco
Replies: 31
Views: 25124

Also, keeping in mind that the bang-for-the-buck factor is generally greater for the MIJ guitars, vs. Gibsons, if the EGC-75 went for 75000 yen in 1989, it cost approximately $920 USD. Factoring in inflation, that $920 USD in 1989 was equivalent to about $810 USD in 1986, when I purchased my Gibson ...
by sarge40
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Tokai made Greco
Replies: 31
Views: 25124

The EGC-75 will not fall apart on you, and is far from being a toy guitar. This is a quality Tokai-made product, and as I stated in the other thread, I prefer this particular axe over all of my Gibsons. I have to say though, I always thought that it was an EGC-75, because it emulates a 1975 LP Custo...
by sarge40
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1989 greco egc HELP!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3235

The EGC 75 should be one of the better ones made during that period. Mine is a MIJ no serial, Tokai-made Greco EGC 75 with fret edge binding. Banged up, but a very good piece indeed! I personally prefer this particular Greco to my Gibsons. The fingerboard is not ebony, but the overall construction, ...
by sarge40
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 27
Views: 11040

Truly awful. My prayers go out to the Japanese people.
by sarge40
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New models of Tokai
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Pickups are MKIIs by Keiyo. Long tenon and made in Japan. Generally comparable in specs to a Gibson R8. Good guitar. I know. I have one.
by sarge40
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS-150 on its way
Replies: 9
Views: 3247

Yup, thats exactly what I thought after I picked up my last guitar. Then out of nowhere, GAS attack!
by sarge40
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS-150 on its way
Replies: 9
Views: 3247

My first Gibson was a plaintop, and I have a soft spot for em I guess as a result. I couldn't pass this one up for the price, even if cherry isn't my preferred burst. Coolcustomer31, holding out for a flametop, eh? What are you looking for? I'd guess nothing lower than the LS-165. I imagine that wil...
by sarge40
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS-150 on its way
Replies: 9
Views: 3247

Thanks. Of course now, I will have to wait to get my hands on it and will post the obligatory pics when I do.
by sarge40
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS-150 on its way
Replies: 9
Views: 3247

LS-150 on its way

I already have a 2007 LS-135 in violin finish which I bought used but in like new condition. Well, I'm always looking to see what they are going for on ebay, out of curiousity, but they are never to be found, or very rarely. I found a 2008 LS-150 in cherry sunburst starting at $799 and watched it, t...
by sarge40
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokia availability
Replies: 21
Views: 7581

You will probably have the best luck finding em on ebay. They also pop up occasionally on member classifieds sections of guitar web forums. You will not find any brand new models with the "lawsuit" headstock at retailers. You may find a used one though, but it fairly uncommon to find them at the maj...
by sarge40
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Looking for a Flame/Quilt Top Tokai Les Paul
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Well, lately Gibson QC hasn't been up to snuff. Tokai has a reputation for more consistent QC, so I would say that the term "Gibson quality" has a different meaning these days. I know what you're asking though. The models you mentioned are all poly finished and any flame/quilt is a veneer. The lowes...
by sarge40
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Looking for a Flame/Quilt Top Tokai Les Paul
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

50! :lol:

Just kidding. The 100 is a veneer and poly finish whereas the 150 is a solid top with a nitro finish.
by sarge40
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LS-135
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

You don't know how lucky you are to be able to go into a store to try Tokais out. The United States is a great country in many respects. Tokai availability is not one of them. :(