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by Len
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 1112

Re: Authenticity

Well, to get the full picture, we need to have enough photos of the guitar in question. Providing measurements of the neck plate spacing would be good as well. From looking at hundreds of auctions on ebay/ yahoo over the years I can say that I have seen pictures of an 1978 Springy without the pickup...
by Len
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [sold , please delete] Tokai Lefty Strat Body
Replies: 0
Views: 927

[sold , please delete] Tokai Lefty Strat Body

sold , please delete
by Len
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - P90 Hot Lick or comparable for bridge position
Replies: 3
Views: 875

I have one or two of them in my parts drawer. One from a SS-500 and one from a Greco DC Junior.

Have to look up how much shipping to the US would be..
If you´re interested, please PM.
by Len
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Identifying a Breezysound w/o serial number.
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Impossible to tell if this is even a real Tokai from these 4 photos.... So my advice would be, stay away from the deal until getting more detailed pictures from the seller or inspecting the guitar in person. There should be production code stamps in the control cavity, in the neck or bridge pickup r...
by Len
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: 1981 Greco TL-800 Brazen Picker Professional
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

Nice mint example of a Super Real TL-800. If you prefer U-shaped necks you could keep your eyes open for a late 1981 or early 1982 TL-800. They changed the specs a bit on those and went from V-Neck to U-Neck. Different Bridge pickup and tuners as well. Staggered polepieces on bridge pickup and 8mm h...
by Len
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Springy Sound St80 + above stock pickups from the 80s
Replies: 19
Views: 6807

How do you know if you have DiMarzio VS1? I have a strat (st-100) coming in a few days. I hear the E series sound good and I also hear they sound bad. I was thinking about swamping them for Fralin hot PUs. Well, a vintage ST-100 is a great thing! Why not try how it sounds with the stock pickups bef...
by Len
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help identifying Springy Sound
Replies: 9
Views: 4542

Re: Help identifying Springy Sound

Hi All, - I was under the impression that the neck on a maple board should have been a V profile, but it's more of a fat C or U shape. Definitely not a V. - The pickguard is a WBW 11 hole, and I would have expected a maple board guitar to come with a single ply 8 hole pickguard. - the neck and body...
by Len
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1900 for a LS-50
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

4 watchers who want to see if it sells ... :D

I don?t think anybody will pay that price
by Len
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: What model is this GRECO SE? Please Help
Replies: 6
Views: 4864

It was supposed that for pre Super Real era strats that "SUPER SOUND" was used for SE600 to SE800, and in the catalog for 1980, the only guitar with that logo is the SE600. So I was misguided here. The small headstock strats for the pre Super Real era all have the Super Sound / handcrafted logo. It...
by Len
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: What model is this GRECO SE? Please Help
Replies: 6
Views: 4864

Very interesting guitar. That?s SE-380 specs all the way. If you look at a few 380s from 1980-1982 they all have that routing (because of the S3 pickup cables which attach to the side of the bobbins and not to the middle) as well as those pickups, tuners and unstamped saddles. (1980-82 SE-500 and up...
by Len
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star SS48 real?
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Looks good,

look at the back of the headstock, SS-48s have Schaller-style tuners.
The pickups will probably be original Tokai Greybacks but they are NOT Dimarzios.
Dimarzios only came with high-end SS-80s and had black bobbins.
by Len
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

That?s an odd one. All parts appear to be Tokai-made. Tuners on the neck are SS-36 / SS-40 style. SS-48 and up had Schaller-style tuners at that time. I can?t make out a model stamp on the fretboard on any of the photos. It should be there for that year, can be very faint though, but I don?t think i...
by Len
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What have I bought?
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

a Tokai TE-50 body with original TEB pickup(s). serial points to somewhere between 1982 and second half of the 80s . body probably has a "BL" colour and Tokai production codes under the non-original copper shielding.

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1991-1992 Fender USA neck ?
by Len
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS 1980 Greco SE-600
Replies: 11
Views: 5755

Neck profile on the 600 is a medium to thick C/U profile - 22,5mm 1st to 25,2mm 12th fret.

My se-800 has a slimmer U neck btw - they seem to vary a bit
by Len
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS 1980 Greco SE-600
Replies: 11
Views: 5755

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