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by amunro
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: A Tokai Book
Replies: 300
Views: 78904

Draft Introduction

Hi All, I have written the first draft based on the original article and would welcome any feedback or comments. I couldn't work out how to post it up here (other than as a very long message) so have put it on hidden page on my own website. Please follow this link: http://burningpine.com/TokaiForewo...
by amunro
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: A Tokai Book
Replies: 300
Views: 78904

Foreword

Hi all, Apologies for having been absent from the forum, but Iain sent me a note and I agreed to write a foreword based on the article in Guitar & Bass. Just a quick question based on the comment above, how do people feel about referring to the price increase / investment value of the guitars within...
by amunro
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Pickup on Springy Sound ST-80?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Stratman, I'm not sure about the price yet but they've done all my other guitars over time and always do a fantastic job - especially on my ST50 and my Fender Classic Player 60s Strat (damned stupid name). I tend to default to them because other places have produced results no better than I can mana...
by amunro
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Pickup on Springy Sound ST-80?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

thanks all. Stupidly, I didn't think to ask Gottfried :oops: If he doesn't pick this up on line, I'll drop him a mail. The guitar is, I believe, a 1981. It sounds and feels fantastic and presumably will be even better once I've passed it through the hands of Chandlers in Kew for the kind of tender l...
by amunro
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Pickup on Springy Sound ST-80?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Pickup on Springy Sound ST-80?

Hi, can anyone help identify the bridge pick-up in my ST-80? It has a grey bobbin but no stamp (the other two are E-stamped) and the wires are cloth-insulated. On the top-side, the pole-pieces are level rather than staggered like a vintage style pup (and like the other two). The guitar has a fantast...
by amunro
Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai article in Guitar & Bass magazine
Replies: 59
Views: 20101

stratman, I'm not sure. I dropped a note to Ned who said he would follow up with Marcus at Guitar & Bass magazine.

By the way, did you succeed in selling the guitar? I was sorely, sorely tempted but better sense prevailed; i need to thin out some guitars before investing in more.
by amunro
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai article in Guitar & Bass magazine
Replies: 59
Views: 20101

Stratman, I've dropped a note to Ned regarding posting the article onto the site. I also spoke with marcus and he is happy to provide a pdf ofthe article providing, of course, that the magazine is credited.
by amunro
Sat May 31, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai article in Guitar & Bass magazine
Replies: 59
Views: 20101

Stratman, in answer to your various points; the comment about the green Goldstar was not mine (I wrote the articel back in October/November) I guess it was an editorial slip. As regards the logo, that was my bad. To be honest, I had never considered the similarity before. As regards the introduction...
by amunro
Sat May 24, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai article in Guitar & Bass magazine
Replies: 59
Views: 20101

Hi all, sorry I've haven't been back on this site for a little while. It is my article and I've just dropped an email to Peter Mac asking for his address to send him a copy of the magazine. As far as I can see, it's the same text as I wrote although the title and header are different. I'm happy for ...
by amunro
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: what year is my tokai
Replies: 18
Views: 6182

Wayne, there are many folks on this forum better placed than me to give you a date but it sounds - for starters - like a mid 1980's model. Some pictures would help, especially of the headstock and logo. (the easiest way to post photos - I've just struggled with same - is to post them onto the photob...
by amunro
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID and Questions on 1984 Fat Strat
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Mick, thanks. Having got the guitar back together, I have to agree. I've always been a single-coil, classic strat fan but these have a great, creamy tone when on dirty. I'm struggling to get the action right on the guitar though - I foresee myself venturing into truss-rod land which is something I t...
by amunro
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID and Questions on 1984 Fat Strat
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Just placed the pics on Photobucket at http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/ii186/andrewdmunro/Tokai%20Fat%20Strat/ Short selection here: Again, thanks in adavnce for any info you can supply: http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii186/andrewdmunro/Tokai%20Fat%20Strat/076.jpg http://i264.photobucket.com/...
by amunro
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: RSS feed for the forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 5841

Hi, I've just noticed this post. Did the idea go anywhere? I would love to get an RSS feed especially if I could select different feeds for each Section: Vintage etc
by amunro
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID and Questions on 1984 Fat Strat
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

ID and Questions on 1984 Fat Strat

Can anyone help me with some questions on this. I bought it as a 1984, which seems right but I can't find a similar model in the catalogues. The sticker on the back is "35" so I'm guessing fairly low-end but I was surprised to find that the body has been capped with 5mm of some oher wood. so, my que...
by amunro
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Oval Sticker on 1984 Limited Edition "Strat"
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Thanks John, I thought that was probably the case but it seemed an odd, low figure :)