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by singemonkey
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokais LS160 vs LS260
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

I'm not a big fan of flame tops, so my LS150 is just perfect. But I have to admit, I'm not 100% wild about Tokai's taste in flame. They seem to be 85% pin stripes. I guess a lot of people like that.

But I loved the fiddle-back tops Bacchus put on their flame maple classics a few years back.
by singemonkey
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: CIJ V-serial Fender Jazzmaster. Made by Tokai?
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Italics you mean?

Thanks! My crafted in Japan logo is in italics. Woohoo! Tokai!
by singemonkey
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus LP junior DC BLJ 59 $650!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7422

Man. If I lived in the US, that SG would be sold and I'd be in a lot of debt
by singemonkey
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: CIJ V-serial Fender Jazzmaster. Made by Tokai?
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

CIJ V-serial Fender Jazzmaster. Made by Tokai?

According to the list of serials, a V serial number should be MIJ, not CIJ, and made by Fujigen. But my alder bodied sunburst Jazzmaster says CIJ. Anyone know what factory it was made in? Or if there's a way to tell? It seems like it could be made by Fujigen, Tokai, or Daita I'd really appreciate an...
by singemonkey
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Can you help identify my Tokai LS160?
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

It's strange. It looks like it has a veneer top, standard capacitors. I would have thought if it were the flame top LS160, it would have a solid top and orange drop capacitors.
by singemonkey
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock 1980 LS 60 or 2014 LS 160?
Replies: 20
Views: 8805

Sorry to necropost. But yeah. I have a recent Tokai, and Gibsons. The comparison is interesting but, in fact, both are compromises to CNC's limitations. Yes, a top end Tokai should find a more elegant solution to those spots of filler. Totally agreed. But what does Gibson do? Find a way to perfectly...
by singemonkey
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock LS95 BB
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

My buddy put a Black Dog and a Mule in an LS92 and the it's got me looking forward to putting Bareknuckles in my LS150. It's a damn fine sound.
by singemonkey
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS-150 BF (2009)
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Yes. The board is normal. I have an LS150 too. The inlays are an upgrade from those found in the lower priced models which are pretty bland looking. Not that the difference is that great. I've used mine for a lot of gigs now and prefer it to all my other guitars - including two Gibsons. Les Pauls ju...
by singemonkey
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom
Replies: 2
Views: 3843

My buddy has a wine-red '81 Custom and it's quite superb. Pickups sound amazing. Very smooth and warm.

Congrats.
by singemonkey
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Bought a Tokai Paisley Tele!
Replies: 34
Views: 9909

Your Tele looks straight out of '67. Try to wear an Afghan coat and some round blue sunglasses while playing it.

Seriously. It looks way better than all the comparisons. IMO it looks better than even the Fender original.
by singemonkey
Wed May 30, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Hollow Body Guitars - Need Some Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 2089

Probably safer to go with the guitar you know, all things considered. I'm sure the Tokai is great, but if you've got one guitar you know and one you don't...
by singemonkey
Wed May 30, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tokai LS150 2009 Tobacco Sunburst (EU)
Replies: 8
Views: 4154

KuboG wrote:Nobody even interested? :o
Crazy. These are amazing LPs.
by singemonkey
Wed May 30, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Convince me... Why Tokai over a Gibson
Replies: 26
Views: 7473

One thing I can say for the LS models is that you're paying for diminishing returns. My LS150 is a beautiful sounding LP, but really, the difference between it and an LS93 is pretty minimal. Mostly you're paying for the chunk of body wood (and a flame top on some models) and the hardware and electro...
by singemonkey
Tue May 29, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is the holy grail realy the best?
Replies: 21
Views: 6902

A true blind LP test would be a wonderful thing. I doubt any brand would be a clear winner. And I don't think original '50s LPs would easily stand out against modern high-quality LPs (Gibson Historic, Tokai, Navigator, Heritage, etc.) using PAF clones like Bareknuckles, or Sheptones. Acoustic tests ...
by singemonkey
Tue May 29, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Convince me... Why Tokai over a Gibson
Replies: 26
Views: 7473

I will agree that LP Customs, while having custom shop logos, don't seem to be made at the same level as the LP reissues. They seem much more similar to the factory models - poorly made... for the price they sell at. Yeah. Why a Nashville bridge? Buying sight-unseen, you have a much better chance wi...