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by guitar hiro
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD....ES100J
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: NGD....ES100J

I have owned several Tokai ES examples, vintage & newer, and they all had anemic necks; that is why I eventually sold every one of them. If there are Tokai ES examples out there with larger type neck profiles I have yet to have one in my hands. This is baffling because i have heard others report the...
by guitar hiro
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Bacchus/Momose/Deviser
Topic: Is this a real Bacchus BST-62?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Is this a real Bacchus BST-62?

the (eight) posted photos reveal nothing more than generic visual info = fail
by guitar hiro
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Broken E-string
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Broken E-string

sorry to hear you have this problem & IMO it is a problem; why? In ~50 years of messing with guitars I have never had a large E string cause any issue, let alone break. Now, I have had several small E strings break, slip in the tuner shaft, and/or break at the ball end/bridge end. Since your issue i...
by guitar hiro
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Set of DryZ’s
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: WTB Set of DryZ’s

Dry Z sets were floating around for sale fairly often about 10 years ago but they seem to be quite rare now on the used market. I would imagine a no issues, matched set, would go for ~$1K in today's market. Good luck locating a no issues set at a decent price point; they are basically ~40 years vint...
by guitar hiro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Bacchus/Momose/Deviser
Topic: Is this a real Bacchus BST-62?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Is this a real Bacchus BST-62?

images aren't showing up :(

BST-62 examples I have seen typically run in the 121*** to 125*** serial range
by guitar hiro
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: any Japanese SG Special
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: WTB: any Japanese SG Special

this one has been listed for over two months; a very 'special' special IMO. If I were a lefty this would have no doubt been sold two months ago. It aint for a budget but that 1 piece body is the shizzle & Sonix is produced by Deviser; they make some great stuff 8) and besides; we all know the Monkey...
by guitar hiro
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Bacchus/Momose/Deviser
Topic: SORTED - Bacchus Classic FM 2011-12
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: WTB - Bacchus Classic FM 2011-12

Congrats :)

Pics?
by guitar hiro
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Multiple ebay listings for the same guitar in Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Multiple ebay listings for the same guitar in Japan

Yep, there are plenty of folks out there attempting to sell guitars they do not own, nor have possession of. :lol:
by guitar hiro
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan
Replies: 33
Views: 1068

Re: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan

There is nothing secret about the many multiple sources out there available to pretty much anyone that chooses to utilize them to procure guitars from Japan, among other retail items. As far as shipping options, I was previously aware that EMS had ceased shipping from Japan to the US but that does n...
by guitar hiro
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?

My comments are based solely on my own personal experience with MIJ Tokais; none others.

I have only purchased, played, and sold MIJ Tokais; none others.

I cannot base my comments on third party observations.
by guitar hiro
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan
Replies: 33
Views: 1068

Re: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan

sorry but I never kiss & tell :lol: but my connection is currently shipping FedEx International Priority from Japan to the US with extremely FAST service & precision. FedEx does have their own fleet of jets. 8)
by guitar hiro
Sun May 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?

Thank you. I bought it yesterday. Interesting guitar. Seems well made. It is going off to a friend for some setup work and pickup swap. Going to start with Classic 57s and if I don't love those, may try some Fralin Pure PAFs or similar. And yes, the neck is quite slim on this one. that is no surpri...
by guitar hiro
Sun May 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Thoughts on 1990 Tokai LC?

Build quality will be as good as anything Gibson USA ever put out, and will be more consistent. The old stuff has rarity appeal but quality has not diminished over time. Specs - non weight relived mahogany body, full thickness maple cap, thin poly finish, 'medium' neck tenon (goes to the end of the...
by guitar hiro
Thu May 28, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan
Replies: 33
Views: 1068

Re: Holy Crap - History Top Shelf with Braz 'board & Honduran on Yahoo Japan

had two Strats shipped in the same carton/package via FedEx (again) and it took just over two days from Narita airport to my door. :) The two guitars shipped with the necks detached & it cost me <$150 to ship them from Japan to my door 8) damage free, no case, no gig bag. I really am confused about ...
by guitar hiro
Wed May 27, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 Metalic Red with matching headstock
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: ST55 Metalic Red with matching headstock

received my ST-55 today :) and it has the gray bottom, VI stamped pickups.

I'm not familiar with these compared to the U stamped & the E stamped examples; what should I expect different?