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  Topic: Tokai Newbie Love Rock question from a Gibson convert
ian

Replies: 26
Views: 9847

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:09 am   Subject: Tokai Newbie Love Rock question from a Gibson convert
Note that Gibson Les Paul models all have solid flamed tops (no veneer), whereas most Tokais use veneer (except on higher price models like LS200 & LS320), ie thin veneer glued over solid maple ca ...
  Topic: 1979-1980 Pickups
ian

Replies: 6
Views: 5553

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:16 am   Subject: 1979-1980 Pickups
As Hans said, we always suffered from lack of translation for the early Japanese catalogues. And enquires to Tokai seem to fall on deaf ears.

When I first came here there were several guys who?d a ...
  Topic: prices going up...ls 80
ian

Replies: 52
Views: 20598

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:31 am   Subject: prices going up...ls 80
Hi TG ? yeah I don?t know why I never listened to ZZ Top, not intentional, just one of those strange omissions ? I?ll try to give that stuff a listen ? agree about Bill Nelson of course ? if we?re jus ...
  Topic: '79 reborn on eBay.usa
ian

Replies: 24
Views: 9479

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:22 am   Subject: '79 reborn on eBay.usa
Hi Jim,?well what Tokaigeezer was quoting was really a private message from Ochay, not too pretty but then I don?t know the background to that. I?m not here defend Ochay, & to be fair I also had a ...
  Topic: Tokai Les Paul model ?
ian

Replies: 20
Views: 8813

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:04 am   Subject: Tokai Les Paul model ?
Hi Tubedog, if I may quote you ? ?Make sure you deferentiate between passed on gossip and info based on first hand experience. How can you discuss and insinuate a guitar is not what it's claimed to be ...
  Topic: Tokai Les Paul model ?
ian

Replies: 20
Views: 8813

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:48 am   Subject: Tokai Les Paul model ?
On Les Paul forum BOTB (Beauty of The Burst) is treated like a bible, though I found it rather disappointing. 95% of it is just eye candy pictures of flamed wooden tops. At the back there?s some usefu ...
  Topic: Tokai Les Paul model ?
ian

Replies: 20
Views: 8813

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:14 am   Subject: Tokai Les Paul model ?
So who put the Les Paul Logo on headstock? Presumably not Tokai?

Ian.
  Topic: prices going up...ls 80
ian

Replies: 52
Views: 20598

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:27 pm   Subject: prices going up...ls 80
Well not just LP tones ... everyone raves about Clapton's tone on Beano LP (me too, absolutely love it), but compare his tone & playing with Otis Rush on All Your Love... raw power & left hand ...
  Topic: prices going up...ls 80
ian

Replies: 52
Views: 20598

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:41 am   Subject: prices going up...ls 80
Hey TG, well that?s the important bit huh??telling the Rev about Tokai registry/forum . Hmm, seriously, have to admit I?ve never listened to a single track from ZZ Top (not one note) . Dunno wh ...
  Topic: looking for a love rock
ian

Replies: 6
Views: 4309

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:24 am   Subject: looking for a love rock
Did you see the 1982 LS50 that Chu71 just bought on eBay? http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2384&item=7339548201&rd=1 ?very nice guitar at bargain price from reliable J ...
  Topic: loverock, reborn, sg? need guidance on a gib tokai
ian

Replies: 31
Views: 13116

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:01 am   Subject: loverock, reborn, sg? need guidance on a gib tokai
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Ian.
  Topic: tokai blue flower
ian

Replies: 5
Views: 3146

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:51 am   Subject: tokai blue flower
Can?t be 1969, because Tokai didn?t begin making Tele copies until 1979. Or do you mean 69 re-issue, ie copy of a 1960 US Fender? At risk of stating the obvious - if it's a Tokai then should have a cl ...
  Topic: Goldtstar model Ident.
ian

Replies: 6
Views: 3684

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:24 am   Subject: Goldtstar model Ident.
No, sad to say it's a US Fender . The L serial just tells you it's a copy of the early 1960's US Fenders ... should have rosewood fretboard & 11-screw pickguard).

Ian.
  Topic: looking for a love rock
ian

Replies: 6
Views: 4309

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:03 am   Subject: looking for a love rock
Hi Heba, welcome to the Forum .

There are all sorts of differences, as Han?s has summarised above ? take a look at the catalogues in the Registry section, eg http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/ ...
  Topic: '79 reborn on eBay.usa
ian

Replies: 24
Views: 9479

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:36 am   Subject: '79 reborn on eBay.usa
Steve, I know it?s entirely your decision of course, but don?t let a few crass PM?s put you off? ha, you?d be surprised at some of the rubbish people send to me lol.

But I guess there?s more to i ...
 
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