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by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for Springy Sound ST80 > FOUND ONE
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1978 Springy
Replies: 18
Views: 9086

Yes, by the time you get that in the EU that's an expensive guitar. And it looks great, but there's no guarantee you'll love it. I've never played a bad golden era MIJ, but not all are "special". I made the seller an offer too, but no response. I don't want to buy at a price where I'll take a bath i...
by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What's this? Bought it as 1979 TE-80
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

Yes, if it's nitro, a drop of nail polish remover (keep wet tissue ready to wipe it away after 1-2 seconds), will cloud the paint. You can then polish it up again. If it's poly (below TE-80), it will be like water, won't do a thing. You should test the sunburst though, since that's the original pain...
by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: What's this? Bought it as 1979 TE-80
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

Did you do an acetone test to see if the finish is nitro? If it is it looks like a TE-80. Here's some photos of my TE-80. The font of the stamp at the base of the neck looks similar. https://picasaweb.google.com/112069871617766987744/TokaiTE80 What looks a bit different is that mine has brass hardwa...
by BrazenPicker
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1978 Springy
Replies: 18
Views: 9086

Does anyone have his direct email address? Thinking of making him an offer in Japan. Heading there in December. :)
by BrazenPicker
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Reborn old x 2, 1979 reborn for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5992

LPjunior wrote:
Thomas/Sweden wrote:I want to see pics!
Yep a bit hard to consider buying without even knowing what they look like or cost.
Maybe that's the plan. :)
by BrazenPicker
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1980 Tokai Reborn Old LS-80 SOLD!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Nice! If I were in the US, I'd be on this now.
by BrazenPicker
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Always return to the greco
Replies: 11
Views: 5171

My EGF-1200 is also my favorite MIJ LP, although I think depends on the guitar more than the brand. I really like my two LS-80s too, although they're not quite as lively. Same with my Navigators.
by BrazenPicker
Fri May 01, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Specs and Opinions about the Early Sixties strat late 70s?
Replies: 6
Views: 3636

Not sure about specs, but I had one that was a great guitar, but heavy as hell. 4.7kg IIRC. Neck on the thin side. Nice guitar though.
by BrazenPicker
Fri May 01, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock 1980 LS 60 or 2014 LS 160?
Replies: 20
Views: 9654

Honestly, how much time would it take for someone to hand-carve the corners with a chisel after CNCing most of the inlay area, 15 minutes per guitar? It lets down an otherwise well-made guitar. But my vote is still on the vintage one, especially with thelow Yen and the prices they're going for nowad...
by BrazenPicker
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock 1980 LS 60 or 2014 LS 160?
Replies: 20
Views: 9654

The old one any day for me. New guitars can be great too, but more often it's the old ones I keep going back to. I also like the sense of history of a 35-year old guitar. How old will you be when the new one is 35 years old? And resale value, while easy to frown on, is a reality. The market nowadays...
by BrazenPicker
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Problems logging in for some persons
Replies: 75
Views: 48481

I also have a problem in chrome. Safari/iPad works.
by BrazenPicker
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: New Greco Strat - Fender Japan Body? Opinions welcome!
Replies: 8
Views: 4353

That's quite the partscaster there. Let me guess, Tokai tuners? :) Nice piece of wood though.
by BrazenPicker
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1979 Tokai Reborn LS-120
Replies: 18
Views: 5628

:D
by BrazenPicker
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: VanZandt Tele - Merry Christmas to Me!
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

Beautiful. Also seems to have a nice aged patina to it already, or some discoloration at least.