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by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai ST-100 Natural!
Replies: 60
Views: 15893

Here's another tempting one, by the way. Greco Jeff Beck strat, highest model:

http://page12.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... p204510752
by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai ST-100 Natural!
Replies: 60
Views: 15893

What's this TCC Gakki? I feel like a drug addict who hears he's been missing out. Link? :P And is there a place online where I can find the Greco 1977 catalog? I've used the links below for other guitars, but they don't have Greco in 1977. http://www.yamaha.co.jp/product/guitar/archive/ http://broch...
by BrazenPicker
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai ST-100 Natural!
Replies: 60
Views: 15893

stratman323 wrote: Nice grain, but WTF is going on with that scratchplate?
Looks like brushed aluminum to me.
by BrazenPicker
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Very early Navigators (late 70s): just midrange?
Replies: 21
Views: 8653

Yes I agree. The seller didn't do himself any favors with these photos. Heather from Rinkya sent me a detailed translation and it does say that there is "Navigator" on the headstock. There's also these 2 little toggle switches there that wouldn't have helped resale value. Anyway, I'm not too heartbr...
by BrazenPicker
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Very early Navigators (late 70s): just midrange?
Replies: 21
Views: 8653

I'm sure they'll kill this link before long but while it lasts, here's the guitar i was talking about. Went for 40,000 Yen.

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k128737804

Looks like a one-piece back to me, and it has Seymour Duncan pickups. Some nice mineral streaks in the top also.
by BrazenPicker
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai ST-100 Natural!
Replies: 60
Views: 15893

I also think the wood grain (or lack thereof) of this particular piece is boring. I love that seventies natural look, swamp ash with a nice fat grain and black pickguard, pickup covers and knobs. Sort of a nice 70s soft rock look. If anything, I'm a bit more tempted by this one: http://www.digimart....
by BrazenPicker
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Very early Navigators (late 70s): just midrange?
Replies: 21
Views: 8653

I'm regretting now not picking up that Navigator LP for 40,000 Yen earlier this week. It was on Yahoo Auctions. I was having a holiday break and I've been living there (and Digimart) the past week. 8) Ah well, there's always a new one to come along. By the way, I signed up with Rinkya a couple of we...
by BrazenPicker
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Very early Navigators (late 70s): just midrange?
Replies: 21
Views: 8653

Yes I saw that other thread (where you just bought it), Dave. Gorgeous guitar.

If the big markdown is just about "historic correctness" then I'll definitely look at these. I couldn't care less, as long as it sounds, looks and plays good.
by BrazenPicker
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Very early Navigators (late 70s): just midrange?
Replies: 21
Views: 8653

Very early Navigators (late 70s): just midrange?

I've noticed that the very early strats (Esparto series) and les pauls from Navigator don't seem to sell for that much, usually for well below 1000 USD. Like earlier this week I was watching this Navigator les paul being offered on Yahoo auctions for 50,000 yen. No one bought it so the auction expir...
by BrazenPicker
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Les Paul Neo Select at 78,000 Yen. Good deal or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Damn GAS!!! It got relisted and I feel my resolve weakening.

Can anyone tell me where this would sit in the current line? More like LS160 or LS92?
by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai suppliers, mainly an LS150 plain top in violin finish
Replies: 12
Views: 3610

I've spent more time than is good for me on digimart.net. That's basically an online shopping mall for guitar stores. I have google chrome installed and it translates automatically from Japanese to English (enough to make it understandable). Many of the stores there don't do international shipping b...
by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Does Tokai have a Custom Shop?
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

I placed an order with a Tokai ebay seller (billcasexu81 or something) and asked her about the possibility of a "creamtop" instead of a goldtop LS165. She checked with Tokai (or at least told me she did) and the answer was no. That japanese custom shop sounds interesting though, gotta check that out.
by BrazenPicker
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS90Q, LS100Q or LS105Q? Unusual Quilted Oak top
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

They're all the same guitar - just inflation that pumped up the price from 90,000 yen (LS90Q) to 100,000 yen (LS100Q) to 105,000 yen (LS105Q). As it's a 2003 model it's none of those ;) It's a LS75Q. Seems like Tokai has been increasing its prices quite a bit. In a recent newspaper article I read t...
by BrazenPicker
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Les Paul Neo Select at 78,000 Yen. Good deal or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Les Paul Neo Select at 78,000 Yen. Good deal or not?

Been looking at this baby: http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d111594591#enlargeimg In case the auction has expired, it's an ebony Neo Select Les Paul with P90s. Chances are that it will be relisted since it's a "buy-it-now" auction. From what I've read on this forum, "Neo Select" is a hig...