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by J.E.M.
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 6291

I saw the rest of your pics on GC and it looks 100% legit and there was one of these around here not too long ago, it's best if you post the rest of your pics here and I'm sure others will answer your question about exactly which model.
by J.E.M.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 1985 TLC-65 Les Paul Custom in full gold?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

That's a beauty, whatever you do don't peel that 65 sticker and please don't forget to send me a message the minute you decide to sell... should that ever happen, please.
by J.E.M.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 1985 TLC-65 Les Paul Custom in full gold?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Looks like a very nice '85 TLC 60 with a 5000 yen upgrade for gold finish making it a TLC65, that's my guess.
by J.E.M.
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Have I just bought a fake breezysound? - no serial number...
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

jonah65 wrote:It's got a three screw truss rod cover, so not Japanese. :(
Pretty sure this is 100% correct, sad face emoji...
by J.E.M.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Have I just bought a fake breezysound? - no serial number...
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

Serial number was on the neck plate in '84-'85, has it also been changed... still not sure about the body, need to see the cavities to be sure.
by J.E.M.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Have I just bought a fake breezysound? - no serial number...
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

The catalogs can be found here; http://www.tokairegistry.com/catalogs.html#1985Cat The neck is legit but, I don't think I've seen a Tokai body in that color double bound so if I had to guess I'd think the body might not be legit but hopefully some of the other more knowledgeable members will chime in.
by J.E.M.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Have I just bought a fake breezysound? - no serial number...
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

The neck and tuners look like legit 1985, the guard and bridge/saddles are not original, the body looks right but without cavity pics not much more can be said.
by J.E.M.
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai TJ-90
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

by J.E.M.
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai TJ-90
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Music Express is Canada's preeminent dealer of fake/unauthorized Tokai's not made in any way by Tokai and probably made by the same Korean factory that made the infamous Fakai's and probably imported by the same guy... just a slightly informed guess there. FYI There's another thread around here abou...
by J.E.M.
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Need help identifying model
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Forgot to mention, you need to edit your link - either remove the [/img] from the end or add one to the beginning... your link doesn't work
by J.E.M.
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Need help identifying model
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

From the chrome hardware and lack of fret nibs I'm guessing it's a '78 EG 500C, from the one-piece look of the top/back I'd say it's a ply body (hollow) model.

Also guessing that if the pups are original someone has removed the covers.
by J.E.M.
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help validating/authenticating PRS McCarty Copy
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

What a joke, there's one on Toronto kijiji right now with the same serial number lol. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/oakville-halton-region/trade-for-a-shredder-with-hard-case/1410275366?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/923/zizOXI.jpg https://imagizer.i...
by J.E.M.
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help validating/authenticating PRS McCarty Copy
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

100% Fakai... I remember seeing one or two of those PRS Fakai's in the store in Toronto.
by J.E.M.
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1982 Greco V question
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

What year is that one, pancake construction was typical for the 70's....
by J.E.M.
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar ... did you guys ever saw that ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2278

Its pretty normal when you run out of threads on the rod and still can't get enough relief in the neck, to add washers under the truss rod nut so you no longer run out of threads... so an oversize nut would serve a similar purpose, it just wouldn't work as well. You can check this by removing the sm...