New goldtop

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New goldtop

Post by warless » Thu May 10, 2007 4:31 pm

Hey all, after years of acoustic i got my FIRST electric! and im pretty stoked about it. Its a beauty goldtop that plays like warm butter. BUT as it seems everyone is trying to do, I.D. the guitar. So im going to try and upload some pics. i havnt looked under the Pick ups yet as the strings are new.
Any ideas about MIK or MIJ? Im in Canada.

thanks!
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PS how does one post images to the forum?

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Post by achzappa » Thu May 10, 2007 4:41 pm

go to this site and start an account http://photobucket.com/ then use the img thing
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Post by achzappa » Thu May 10, 2007 4:43 pm

im new to the Tokai guitars thier great,..,,.just helpin out as much as i can :)
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MIK or MIJ info anybody?

Post by warless » Thu May 10, 2007 6:43 pm

Heres the pics, anyone who can shed some light mainly on the MIK or MIJ question would be awesome. The only real stumper is the single screw up at the top of the neck?
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Post by JSD » Thu May 10, 2007 7:46 pm

Is there a serial # on the back of the headstock?
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Post by warless » Fri May 11, 2007 3:19 am

no serial number on headstock or outside, im guessing in Pick up cavity...?

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Post by JSD » Fri May 11, 2007 4:01 am

No serial # eh, its not a Canadian market Tokai then. Is it new or used? It sounds like it may be a MIK or new MIC model from overseas.
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Post by Ozeshin » Fri May 11, 2007 4:41 am

Single screw truss rod cover = MiC....the aussie market MiC have the single screw.

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MIC?

Post by warless » Fri May 11, 2007 1:22 pm

MIC = China? any word on the quality from there, any info on them?

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Post by Rossi » Fri May 11, 2007 2:01 pm

Ive seen Tokais with 1 screw in Canada myrareguitars sells them

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Post by stratmoto » Fri May 11, 2007 6:51 pm

Ozeshin wrote:Single screw truss rod cover = MiC....the aussie market MiC have the single screw.
All the MIC Tokais that I have seen have had 3 screws on the TRC. The Aussie market guitars are "kosher".

Also the cover for the switch should have 3 screws, LP Old (P90's) are cream, the knobs look slightly too far back (although the pic angle is not too good), dimple headstock, oddball TRC shape......

That is not a Tokai that I recognise.

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Post by warless » Fri May 11, 2007 8:27 pm

Hmmmm, so could this be a copy of a Tokai? i suppose getting into see the serial number would help.
What does TRC stand for?

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Post by warless » Fri May 11, 2007 8:39 pm

Ah yeah, duh? Truss Rod cover.

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Post by Ozeshin » Sat May 12, 2007 1:32 am

stratmoto wrote:
Ozeshin wrote:Single screw truss rod cover = MiC....the aussie market MiC have the single screw.
All the MIC Tokais that I have seen have had 3 screws on the TRC. The Aussie market guitars are "kosher".

Also the cover for the switch should have 3 screws, LP Old (P90's) are cream, the knobs look slightly too far back (although the pic angle is not too good), dimple headstock, oddball TRC shape......

That is not a Tokai that I recognise.
I agree...the only MiC Aussie market goldtops that I have seen had cream P90

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Post by al.cxam » Sat May 12, 2007 8:57 am

It's definately MIK or one of the newer MIC - the giveaway is the lack of position markers/pointers on the control knobs and also the bridge hardware which is typical of the MIK/MIC bridges (screwdriver slots & thumbwheels for adjustment)... Still -looks nice! The one screw TRC is also used on the MIK PR50 types...

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