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  Topic: Japan made Tokai UES dating question.
luis

Replies: 4
Views: 180

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:01 pm   Subject: Japan made Tokai UES dating question.
I had a 2005 120 too but with the correct headstock no dimple, sunburst finish, a very good 335 selected buythe factory. Afterwads I talked to them about a Honduras mahogany neck as far a neck is smal ...
  Topic: Japan made Tokai UES dating question.
luis

Replies: 4
Views: 180

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Japan made Tokai UES dating question.
2005 made, it shuld be laquer made
  Topic: Any way to verify this is indeed a LS150 from '02?
luis

Replies: 20
Views: 307

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:22 pm   Subject: Any way to verify this is indeed a LS150 from '02?
LS150s are 2005 made if I stand correct, they were a 100 run, a Furuhashi-san creation. He told he found some higly figured maple and wanted to use it. 150s bacame a fixed model in Tokai catalog after
  Topic: I just bought an old Hummingbird Acoustic...
luis

Replies: 4
Views: 4423

PostForum: Tokai Acoustics   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:14 am   Subject: I just bought an old Hummingbird Acoustic...
W= Western
250= 25.000 yen
Yhere were a few Hummingbird models but not so many as when in 1975 (or late 1974 maybe) Cat's Eyes were born with a lot of levels.

I would bet it has some laminated ...
  Topic: FS: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
luis

Replies: 21
Views: 2576

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:14 pm   Subject: FS: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
Just a thought: you can ship several at the time to one trust person in each country so shipping can be less on each one. I would be very pleased to help for free for Spain and Portugal (shipping a bo ...
  Topic: Dating a Tokai Silver Star
luis

Replies: 4
Views: 670

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:14 am   Subject: Dating a Tokai Silver Star
A '79 made
  Topic: Gotoh PAF ID help
luis

Replies: 4
Views: 987

PostForum: Other   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:11 am   Subject: Gotoh PAF ID help
Yes, they were called MKII model and avalaible in LS50 and LS60 models where 80s had 57 PAF. Some Goto like 1979 and 80 in a transition period too...
  Topic: Gotoh PAF ID help
luis

Replies: 4
Views: 987

PostForum: Other   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:19 pm   Subject: Gotoh PAF ID help
I had a LS50 Hamamatsu made in 1981 with thise pickups, they sounded correct, lacked some bass but the guitar could be a factor also. I must have a sound sample somewhere....
  Topic: Tokai LS60 2002, Japan? Can someone confirm this?
luis

Replies: 5
Views: 764

PostForum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback   Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:16 am   Subject: Tokai LS60 2002, Japan? Can someone confirm this?
Mid level Japan models, 2 piece maple2 pieces top, 2 pieces body, urethane finish.
Only LS50 model below 3 pieces top. Same as LS70 but no thin laminated sheet over maple top

Nice guitars...
  Topic: Tokai LS60 2002, Japan? Can someone confirm this?
luis

Replies: 5
Views: 764

PostForum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:47 pm   Subject: Tokai LS60 2002, Japan? Can someone confirm this?
As far as in Europe existed a single distributor at that time, it can be one made for UK based Murdoch dealer. I guess we forgot how Murdoch made Tokai growing. I have some advertisiments in the maga ...
  Topic: 2015 LS150F Pickups
luis

Replies: 9
Views: 992

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: 2015 LS150F Pickups
It is correct, the resistance, I had a LS150 with one pickup as said above.
My guess is Tokai trying to get a younger public for his guitars , stronger pickup means more power you know...
  Topic: LC-100 Black Beauty 1981
luis

Replies: 13
Views: 1728

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: LC-100 Black Beauty 1981
Congrats for such a great and rare guitar. I do love Customs (the real ones 1 piece body no cap)
  Topic: Burny explorer with one piece body
luis

Replies: 6
Views: 1351

PostForum: Burny/ Fernandes   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:49 am   Subject: Burny explorer with one piece body
I have seen a 1 piece EX from another brand different than Tokai or Fernandes, changing spec to to 2 pieces afterwards.
  Topic: MIJ Tokais.... Metric or Imperial for bridge upgrade.
luis

Replies: 3
Views: 727

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:47 am   Subject: MIJ Tokais.... Metric or Imperial for bridge upgrade.
Metric, I ahve been experimenting with all sort of ABRs and tailpieces and all were metric size, you had to enlarge US size ABRs as Pigtail, for example. Gotoh stock bridge in quite good!
  Topic: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
luis

Replies: 37
Views: 4361

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
You will find the answer to your question in the bokk . It is related Peterś profile there....
 
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