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  Topic: WHAT Was Your FAVORITE Guitar Purchase of 2018?
guitar hiro

Replies: 6
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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:53 am   Subject: WHAT Was Your FAVORITE Guitar Purchase of 2018?
i bought 2 guitars in 2018. one is tokai LS188S goldtop and another is fender-mexico classic series 50s strat in fiesta-red w/gold parts. my fav is this strat lately. its got fine usa pickups and a ...
  Topic: WHAT Was Your FAVORITE Guitar Purchase of 2018?
guitar hiro

Replies: 6
Views: 82

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:40 am   Subject: WHAT Was Your FAVORITE Guitar Purchase of 2018?
My guitar buying has slowed quite a bit over the past few years.
I have purchased only four guitars this year and not intending to purchase any more.
Of course if the right guitar popped up I might ...
  Topic: WHAT Was Your FIRST MIJ Guitar???
guitar hiro

Replies: 7
Views: 132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: WHAT Was Your FIRST MIJ Guitar???
So, what was your very first MIJ guitar?

Mine was a Yamaha FG-200N

I was 9 years old when I got that guitar; 48 years ago

So, what was your first MIJ guitar?
  Topic: 1978 Tokai LS-100 Les Paul Reborn
guitar hiro

Replies: 4
Views: 121

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:19 pm   Subject: 1978 Tokai LS-100 Les Paul Reborn
yeah, the top is quite interesting but f***, that 10 lb. plus weight is not interesting (to me) at all
  Topic: 1978 Tokai LS-100 Les Paul Reborn
guitar hiro

Replies: 4
Views: 121

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:40 am   Subject: 1978 Tokai LS-100 Les Paul Reborn
If you like a 'fat bottom girl' then this one is for you

https://www.rinkya.com/en/auction-c700118242

listing states, "It weighs about 4.6 kg" WTF
  Topic: Tokai Cats Eyes CE-2000 on YJ
guitar hiro

Replies: 5
Views: 185

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:52 am   Subject: Tokai Cats Eyes CE-2000 on YJ
correct: the example in the YJ pics is most def a 'dread'
  Topic: 1980 ST-80 E 80 Fretboard Stamp Question
guitar hiro

Replies: 11
Views: 344

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:51 am   Subject: 1980 ST-80 E 80 Fretboard Stamp Question
Not to change the subject but did we ever figure out what the D stamp was on the very end of the fingerboards, on a very few vintage LS examples?

I don't recall that mystery ever being la ...
  Topic: 2002 LS320 in CS
guitar hiro

Replies: 6
Views: 777

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:17 am   Subject: 2002 LS320 in CS
Congratulations!! I'm glad to hear you are keeping it.
  Topic: Tokai Cats Eyes CE-2000 on YJ
guitar hiro

Replies: 5
Views: 185

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:16 am   Subject: Tokai Cats Eyes CE-2000 on YJ
the CE 2000 is certainly a 'dread' size

look at YJ auctions for K. Yairi
  Topic: Tokai Cats Eyes CE-2000 on YJ
guitar hiro

Replies: 5
Views: 185

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:56 am   Subject: Tokai Cats Eyes CE-2000 on YJ
I have owned a few Cats Eyes examples & they are nice but my vote goes to the higher end K. Yairi YW models from the late 70s, very early 80s.

For the $$$ & for the detail of replication t ...
  Topic: WTB: Burny parts
guitar hiro

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:16 pm   Subject: WTB: Burny parts
If I remember correctly there were members here at one time that were attempting to help with your requests

Noli equi dentes inspicere donati

cioa
  Topic: Bacchus BLS-DX ? (Quilt top BLS model)
guitar hiro

Replies: 0
Views: 138

PostForum: Bacchus/Momose/Deviser   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:52 pm   Subject: Bacchus BLS-DX ? (Quilt top BLS model)
mentioned this in another thread and spotted another Quilt maple top Bacchus BLS.

I have spotted a total of four of these quilt top BLS examples, all within a tight serial # range.

All of these ...
  Topic: WHY Do Tokai & Tokai Sellers List Jacaranda as Brazilian
guitar hiro

Replies: 11
Views: 387

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:27 am   Subject: WHY Do Tokai & Tokai Sellers List Jacaranda as Brazilian
Thanks Harold for that clarification
  Topic: Tokai LS320 to History (Fujigen)
guitar hiro

Replies: 10
Views: 462

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 am   Subject: Tokai LS320 to History (Fujigen)
@guitar hiro

Would you say the build quality of Tokai (speaking of the ls320 quality here) and high end Historys are the same or close to the same? I know the quality of wood is marked as better w ...
  Topic: WHY Do Tokai & Tokai Sellers List Jacaranda as Brazilian
guitar hiro

Replies: 11
Views: 387

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:26 am   Subject: WHY Do Tokai & Tokai Sellers List Jacaranda as Brazilian
I been down this road before. The term jacaranda IN JAPANESE, as in ハカランis a name for Brazilian Rosewood. It does not equivalent to Jacaranda in English. When It is ...
 
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