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by Paladin2019
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Years with Tokai high quality reputation
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

GeorgeG wrote:
How important is the long tenon joint or the lacquer finish for tone?

George
Now that's a can of worms almost as big as "what is the meaning of life?"

Regardless of their actual tonal value these are premium features that mark a guitar out as a high end luxury item.
by Paladin2019
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES178 335.. poss trade pending... Advice needed ASAP
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Personally I think it's a decent trade, but as always it's up to you.

Not a bargain, not a ripoff.
by Paladin2019
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES178 335.. poss trade pending... Advice needed ASAP
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Can't come down on an exact figure but as a rule modifications and upgrades do not add much, if anything, to a guitar's resale value. Buyers consider them an unknown quantity and they generally want a factory guitar because you know what you're getting. Mods are a matter of taste and if they are int...
by Paladin2019
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LP s/n 080891
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Looks like an ALC53. There's a white one pictured in the 2008 catalogue.

08 serial number says 2008 production, and it's probably Chinese but definitely not Japanese.
by Paladin2019
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock Goldtop P90s Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Made in China in 2009 🙂
by Paladin2019
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS65 VF 2002 - Lacquer or Polyurethane finish ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Poly, but a thin layer.
by Paladin2019
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Dating a Tokai LP Junior
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Sounds like 2002.
by Paladin2019
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is this a legit Tokai?
Replies: 5
Views: 1537

Bolt on neck, dot inlays, this is as low-end as it goes and from the look of the rust, dust and damage this is a guitar that has not been looked after.

As said above, the case is worth more than the guitar. You must be able to find something better than that.
by Paladin2019
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2002 MIJ LoveRock - help with further ID ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Agreed, 65 with new pickups and a new truss rod cover. Very nice condition, and the open book headstock shape is a bonus.
by Paladin2019
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Dating Love Rock LS60
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

A bit tricky tbh... Have to get involved with photobucket etc.... Its a nice looking gold top in great original condition. Nice colour back although 3 piece....stamped ser number on back of headstock Getting mixed reports on its quality though Honestly some sort of visual aid would be a big help. P...
by Paladin2019
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Dating Love Rock LS60
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Pics would be a big help. Can you post a link to the sale?
by Paladin2019
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Dating Love Rock LS60
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

2001, mid range Japanese model.

Great guitar, but £600 seems a lot.
by Paladin2019
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 'LS' question
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

The lp Custom models are called LC so it's not much of a stretch to assume LS is lp Standard.
by Paladin2019
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: This Tokai has me baffled
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

How would you feel about taking out the pickups and having a look?
by Paladin2019
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: This Tokai has me baffled
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

The wiring looks legit to me, those are Sprague Black Beauties which are definitely nothing to be ashamed of. We have seen examples of 150's with a 2 piece body. The fret edge binding is only found on high end models. You've got the certificate too. I don't see anything to be concerned about, but if...