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by guitar hiro
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help getting information about my new ES100
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Help getting information about my new ES100

Likely MIC aka Made In China, judging from the head stock face
by guitar hiro
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Great Greco Info
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Great Greco Info

gotta love that video of BTO performing 'Taking Care of Business' with Randy playing the GR 505 8)
by guitar hiro
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help getting information about my new ES100
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Help getting information about my new ES100

(1) serial number is six digits, not the typical Tokai seven digit serial number (2) serial number font is not the typical font used by Tokai (3) bridge posts are way too thick aka not the typical much more narrow bride post seen on the typical MIJ Tokai My guess would be you may have posted photos ...
by guitar hiro
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Tokai Forum REAPPEARS
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: The Tokai Forum REAPPEARS

The TF has once again been high jacked by some nefarious means. There were no posts from the 14th of the month until today. I must say, the MO of the most recent Tokai Forum 'disappearance' was basically the same as the last: the forum would not allow a log-in for one to two days, and then there was...
by guitar hiro
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: That poor guitar...
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: That poor guitar...

at best that seems very sad & pathetic, on many levels
by guitar hiro
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: "Best" Tokai LP Style Recommendation - Tokyo visit
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: "Best" Tokai LP Style Recommendation - Tokyo visit

Info below from examples in TBOTB:
.900 @ fret 1 & .980 @ fret 11 = 1958 average
.883 @ fret 1 & .970 @ fret 11 = 1959 average
.831 @ fret 1 & .905 @ fret 11 = 1960 average
by guitar hiro
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: "Best" Tokai LP Style Recommendation - Tokyo visit
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: "Best" Tokai LP Style Recommendation - Tokyo visit

Hell You are Toykyo !!! I have 6 Tokai's myself so its not like i don't hold them in high esteem but..........unless your heart is set on Tokai, i'd look for some of the other makes as well. Bacchus, Crews, Navigator, Greco, Burny... the world is your oyster. I'm very envious of your visit. Enjoy y...
by guitar hiro
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: "Best" Tokai LP Style Recommendation - Tokyo visit
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: "Best" Tokai LP Style Recommendation - Tokyo visit

if you're looking at those examples you might as well go for one with a BRZ 'board; they actually look like they are less expensive
by guitar hiro
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Terada / Greco Trussrod Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Wanted: Terada / Greco Trussrod Cover

Florian, you have a PM :wink:
by guitar hiro
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What is a fair price?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: What is a fair price?

yo Harold, I'd bet that veneer top is an extra 50K yen :lol:


glad I bought my Momose MLS-STD/J years ago because they are double the asking price now :o

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j615465923

I'll take my Momose LS over my Tokais any day; vintage, or non vintage 8)
by guitar hiro
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
Replies: 45
Views: 25769

Re: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

this thread needs a bump 8)
by guitar hiro
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What is a fair price?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: What is a fair price?

Harold nailed it & it's not just vintage Tokai examples; the ole concept of 'supply & demand' is a constant.

You gotta pay to play, or look somewhere else.
by guitar hiro
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Tokai Forum REAPPEARS
Replies: 5
Views: 204

The Tokai Forum REAPPEARS

Starting on December 22 at around 9:00 AM, and for at least four days, whenever I attempted to log in to the TF, I kept getting a SQL error. My last post previous to the start of getting these many days of errors was December 21, at 9:00 PM; about 12 hours earlier. After four days of not being able ...
by guitar hiro
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CITES Appendix II Amended for Rosewood aka Dalbergia
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: CITES Appendix II Amended for Rosewood aka Dalbergia

Correct; Brazilian is highly restricted & is CITES governed within Appendix I, not Appendix II.
by guitar hiro
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CITES Appendix II Amended for Rosewood aka Dalbergia
Replies: 2
Views: 114

CITES Appendix II Amended for Rosewood aka Dalbergia

On August 28, 2019, CITES amended Appendix II for the export/import documentation requirement on all species Dalbergia aka Rosewood. https://www.cites.org/eng/CITES_CoP18_moves_towards_strengthened_regulations_for_tropical_trees_as_well_as_cautions_exemptions_for_rosewood_musical%20_nstruments_29082...