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by Emiel
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: NGD....ES100J

Lovely guitar! What is the neck profile on vintage ES100s? Is it generally same as the LS from the period? Any big differences? Based on my experience with two 1980 LS80s and two 1981 ES100s... I'd say the LS80 has a more rounded '58 profile, the ES100 feels a tiny bit slimmer. If I recall, the ES1...
by Emiel
Thu May 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: NGD....ES100J

Congrats, it looks mint! Based on experience with two ES100J's, the 'J' pickups are very low output and actually sound pretty good. I had mine changed for OX4's (again low output) and it's not a night and day difference. Mind, changing pickups and pots in an ES is one of the most frustrating jobs ev...
by Emiel
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD! Tokai LS80 1980 Les Paul Reborn
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: NGD! Tokai LS80 1980 Les Paul Reborn

Nice figuring!

Interestingly, my Reborn Old has the serial # 00087xx, so the change from Les Paul Reborn to Reborn Old must have been between those numbers :) .
by Emiel
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

Any early '80s Tokai Precision basses for sale? Looking mainly for a rosewood board PB80...
by Emiel
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 866

SOLD

Sold.
by Emiel
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Tokai LP gold top
Replies: 21
Views: 3679

Hi Hunter, you know that the two Goldtops on the right is one too many. Sell me one will ya :D
by Emiel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Years with Tokai high quality reputation
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

If you high end Japanese, I would say yes. The brand new LS186 I tried lately is close to my 1980 LS80 but not quite up there, so my guess is that from a LS250 onwards it will be very close. Plus you don't need to alter things on it, like a refret or a new bridge because the old one. But you'll prop...
by Emiel
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Tokai Acoustics
Topic: School me on Tokai acoustics
Replies: 10
Views: 7433

Cheers Peter.

I've managed to pick up this '76 CE600 for a good price. Lovely guitar!

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by Emiel
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LC-100 Black Beauty 1981
Replies: 13
Views: 2818

Just lovely! Are these generally heavier due to the all mahogany body?
Mono wrote:That is SO nice... Congratulations!
Unusual headstock on that one though, what's that about?
My ES100 has the same weird logo, very interested to hear the story behind this.
by Emiel
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Replies: 125
Views: 154718

Some gorgeous basses here! I've noticed the 80 and up models from the early '80s are very rare indeed. I wouldn't mind a rosewood fingerboard PB80 myself :)
by Emiel
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Tokai Cats Eyes
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

WTB Tokai Cats Eyes

Looking for a higher range (CE600 and up) model, with the frets in good shape. Tips and suggestions welcome too. I am in Europe.
by Emiel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Tokai Acoustics
Topic: School me on Tokai acoustics
Replies: 10
Views: 7433

Bumping this one. Any views on these instruments?
by Emiel
Sat May 19, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Have Tokai's gotten more expencive in the last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 5413

It is my impression that there are far less ones available for sale these days, plus the general public is more aware of them. Prices seem to have risen by 50% in the last 10 years. Still, in Europe they are far cheaper than a Gibson Custom Shop...
by Emiel
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 ES-150J (ES-335 Style Tokai)
Replies: 18
Views: 6879

A friend of mine has a '81 ES100 that is just three serial numbers apart from my '81 ES100. His has a noticable thicker neck and soundwise a little bit more low end, other than that they are identical. Fantastic guitars! did he recently buy it? might be my old one.. big neck, sunburst. No, his is a...
by Emiel
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 ES-150J (ES-335 Style Tokai)
Replies: 18
Views: 6879

A friend of mine has a '81 ES100 that is just three serial numbers apart from my '81 ES100. His has a noticable thicker neck and soundwise a little bit more low end, other than that they are identical. Fantastic guitars!