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by apmechling
Sat Nov 02, 2002 7:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Website Depressions...
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

I agree - Ned Needs a Beer! This One's On Me...

Hey Ramsale - Thanks for your note to Ned. I think we all owe him a drink or two for putting this site up. I also go here in my spare time, and he deserves a HUGE pat on the back for giving us a ll a place to chill. Here's a place we can all send Ned a virtual beer, since most of us don't live where...
by apmechling
Sat Nov 02, 2002 7:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS-350 at Big Boss in Tokyo - Big Disappointment
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

Hey Dana - I'm actually going to Shimamura Music today. I had my buddy there order 3 SH-L2 guitars for me. Each of them are 360,000 yen. I told him to get me one with the deepest flame possible. I haven't found out anything about History guitars, either, except that they are really sweet. That SH-L2...
by apmechling
Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS-350 at Big Boss in Tokyo - Big Disappointment
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

LS-350 at Big Boss in Tokyo - Big Disappointment

Hey guys - I've been in the market for the finest, highest-quality Japanese Les Paul Replica I can find, and, naturally, Tokai was up there on the top of my list. So I went to a shop I know that has the best selection of Japanese Les Pauls and I saw a 2000 Tokai LS-350. I was REALLY excited, so the ...
by apmechling
Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Real Tokai or faked?
Replies: 11
Views: 3694

Hey guys, If you want to see what I was talking about with my 1979 7okai ST-45, I just put it on eBay. It is all original, but has the split-tuners like lawtone was talking about, because it was a lower model? I thought it may have been due to the fact that it was so old, they didn't have klusons av...
by apmechling
Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:45 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Real Tokai or faked?
Replies: 11
Views: 3694

Good Idea!

Hey Luis - Great Idea! :P I agree that putting a few pictures of what original pups and electronics look like would be nice. I wonder if there was as much variation under the pickguard as there was with hardware? It would be a nice addition to a "Springy Sound" section or a "Goldstar Sound" section,...
by apmechling
Thu Oct 24, 2002 8:06 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Real Tokai or faked?
Replies: 11
Views: 3694

I guess I've got to step in and save this guy's rep :-? I just bought a 1979 7okai ST-45 Springy Sound from the original owner here in Japan, and I have a few interesting things to note: 1) The headstock decal on mine is MUCH more dark and worn than even milkydog's - the guy who is selling that one ...
by apmechling
Sun Oct 13, 2002 7:31 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: NEED: Greco, Orville, Burny/Fernandes, Yamaha, Info & Da
Replies: 19
Views: 14404

Doh :lol: I knew someone was going to say that! :lol: I think you're right - and I'm not saying I want to find information about these other brands so I could make more money in my auctions on eBay - The real reason is that, since I've been in Japan for less than a year searching for these guitars, ...
by apmechling
Sat Oct 12, 2002 11:43 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: NEED: Greco, Orville, Burny/Fernandes, Yamaha, Info & Da
Replies: 19
Views: 14404

NEED: Greco, Orville, Burny/Fernandes, Yamaha, Info & Da

I love this site, but there's no information on Greco, Orville, Burny/Fernandes, Yamaha, among other high-profile, high-quality Japanese replica guitars. Seeing that there is a huge interest in these other reissues and knowing that they are top-rate guitars, of which, many were also made at the Fuji...
by apmechling
Sat Oct 12, 2002 11:31 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: T-Shirt Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 15901

I vote for guitarboy's quote:

"Beware of Expensive Imitations" :D

I love it! If you make one of those, I'll buy 4 of them!

Maybe you could add "7here's only one" or something to that effect.

Keep the ideas coming, guys!
by apmechling
Sat Oct 12, 2002 11:21 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Regarding Final Prospec vs. TOKAI stamped saddles
Replies: 4
Views: 3075

Well Damn! :cry: I passed up quite a few good deals on Springy Sounds because they had the "Final Prospec" saddles. I guess we're saying that late-model Springy Sounds probably had the "Final Prospec" saddles as original parts and if you had an older Springy Sound with them, they're probably replace...
by apmechling
Sat Oct 12, 2002 10:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Greco and... Renegade?
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Yeah, I see a lot of Grecos here in Japan, and it seems like the 60's models all had bolt-on necks and played like crap. BUT, I buy lots of Grecos from around '77 to '82 and all of them rival Gibson quality and have stickers inside the hollow body guitars that say they were made at the Fuji Gengakki...
by apmechling
Sat Oct 12, 2002 10:38 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Debate! What Is The Best Combo Amp For The Love Rock?
Replies: 26
Views: 7443

My 1985 Love Rock LS-150 Flame Top sounds the best through my 1969 Musicman RD112 Tube Amp. It's a pretty hard-to-find amp, but has incredible options for the year. If you can find an older Musicman in good shape, they're killer, LOUD combos with nice tube overdrive/distortion built in, switchable e...
by apmechling
Fri Oct 11, 2002 8:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I HOPE TO GO TO JAPAN WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR
Replies: 14
Views: 3422

I know, it really sucks - I just get to Japan and NOW they become so collectible. :x I just wonder what the future will bring for the older Tokais - how collectible they will really become - will they be treated with reverence like a post pre-CBS Fender collecting craze, but like a Japanese version ...
by apmechling
Fri Oct 11, 2002 7:56 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I HOPE TO GO TO JAPAN WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR
Replies: 14
Views: 3422

Hey Chance - If you come to Japan, I'll be your guide, man. Just let me know when you're coming and I'll hook you up. :) The only thing about coming here, though, is that you really won't find a lot of older Tokai guitars. I go to the biggest music section of Tokyo every week where there are, litera...
by apmechling
Tue Oct 08, 2002 5:23 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Need Help Identifying My 2001 LS-75Q MOAK
Replies: 6
Views: 2735

Duh :D I should have thought of that! It's a new kind of wood the Japanese are growing - MOAK wood. Man, they have square watermelons here, so why not a new kind of wood called MOAK? It is kind of funny, actually, and I'm not poking fun at the Japanese... quite the contrary - all their innovations a...