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by iainblack
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai factory visit pics
Replies: 14
Views: 4179

Hi Andy, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Just looking at your shots brings back some great memories. I wonder if they ever thought about doing a working holiday where you order and build your own guitar?
by iainblack
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 9353

Many thanks for the feedback chaps!
by iainblack
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai factory tour, Hamamatsu, Japan 1.6.16
Replies: 34
Views: 21433

Hope you are going to share your results!
by iainblack
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai factory tour, Hamamatsu, Japan 1.6.16
Replies: 34
Views: 21433

Thanks Diamond. I can't find the link to where I got them from I think Canada at £25 delivered but found this one on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-50s- ... nKsK34VsnA
by iainblack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Rewired the 'ratsnest'
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Yes, very neat
Well done!
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai STrat - who owns the most ?
Replies: 25
Views: 10810

Anyone interested in getting some Tokai cases for there collection over to the Uk?

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=24258
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Tweed guitar cases
Replies: 0
Views: 1244

Tokai Tweed guitar cases

Hi, I was wondering if anyone in the UK was interested in getting a bulk order of these Chinese made copies of the original tweed Tokai cases. I have 3 and they have metal Tokai badges and certainly fit strats and probably teles but not Les Pauls. I was offered mine for £50 so if we could get a pric...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai factory tour, Hamamatsu, Japan 1.6.16
Replies: 34
Views: 21433

As a post script I found these shots of the original 80's brass knobs fitted to my snow white special edition with brass Fender scratchplate. I think it looks spot on! http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/Mobile%20Uploads/c46e6d65-1e3d-4cd2-a413-cbccfe4a838a_zpscwidpzky.jpg http://i25...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 9353

Post script: I couldnt resist a shot of our hotel room. I couldnt get on with the heated seat and didnt want musical accompanyment but i will leave you to work out what the other buttons do: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/F882E6C0-38FB-4F99-815F-9102AD622BD5_zpsejarf66p.jpg http...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 9353

Ok running out of photos so hope you enjoyed what I have posted and it was worth the wait. i could have taken so many more shots and found a few more shops but time was limited. You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be back as it is a beautiful country with some great shopping! Just a note on t...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 9353

Ok, so Im running out of photos and its time for the junk story that lead to my only other purchase. I'd read during my research that there were also 'junk' areas in the guitar shops where they were just trying to get rid of stuff, like a bargain bin. In most of the shops I would go up and ask the s...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 9353

Now, i should also mention a store called Hard Off, there are a number of branches in Tokyo and across Japan. They have 5 floors of 2nd hand stuff including instuments. I posted a few shots of the Burny Les Pauls earlier. These were really interesting but I dont think they liked you taking photos. I...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 9353

Across the street at the Big Boss Super Guitar shop, all 5 floors including basement http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/Mobile%20Uploads/7E58C804-1838-4AE5-9114-1854A0DD8057_zpsopvzvx1j.jpg There must be a shortage of wood! http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/Mobile%...