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beatriz joya
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tokai ID indicators

Post by beatriz joya » Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:00 am

hi, happy new year,

i've noticed most questions that are always asked here are about the age, model, circa, serial numbers, n=n, etc. most problems perhaps pertains on how we can ID our tokai".

my questions are:
- are there indicators where we can base a conclusion about the ID's of a
tokai?
- if there are, what are they?
- is the hallow spaghetti (fender type) logo with an inverted "7" instead of
a regular capital "T" an indicator? what does it mean?
- the number on the neckplate? can we use that as an indicator? how?
- the number = another number inside the guitar, what is it?

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Post by ned » Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:19 am

Beatriz,

Yes there are indicators and most of the answers are found on the main site www.tokairegistry.com but I'll try and answer your question below.

my questions are:
- are there indicators where we can base a conclusion about the ID's of a
tokai?
- if there are, what are they?
For LPs its serial number, also the highest fret usually contains a model number. Some times there are body cavity markings that indicate this as well. Really lucky people still have the model number sticker on the back of the headstock

- is the hallow spaghetti (fender type) logo with an inverted "7" instead of
a regular capital "T" an indicator? what does it mean?
"7" indicates age. The 7 is older than the T

- the number on the neckplate? can we use that as an indicator? how?
Number on the neck plate will ID what Fender year and model is being copied.

- the number = another number inside the guitar, what is it?
This may indicated model, some times year.

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Post by beatriz joya » Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:48 am

thanks ned,

you said the number on the neckplate will ID the fender model & year being copied.

can i post the serial# of my tokai at the fender forum to ask them the fender model & year?

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Post by ned » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:32 am

Actually if you go to www.tokairegistry.com and under Dating & ID there is a Fender section that has that information.

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Post by beatriz joya » Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:03 am

correct me if i'm wrong, i was told that a 1pc maple soft-v-neck & sunburst paint job is aldo an indicator?

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Post by beatriz joya » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:28 am

is the soft-v-neck & the u-neck the same?

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