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Post by villager » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:22 am

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=013

the auctions finished...but... anyone spot anything here?

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Post by JohnA » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:20 am

Well it's an '86 so it's not a JV

It's a lot of money for an E series strat even if it is a 115

It does look like a foto-flame neck

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Post by villager » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:21 am

well spotted john...and theres one more thing...i think....heh

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Post by JohnA » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:28 am

Give in! :D

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Post by villager » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:29 am

i could be wrong..but i thought the late 115's had full shielding...

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Post by JohnA » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:34 am

Don't know about that, but it's obviously not a $1500 guitar!! Whoever paid that wants their heads looking at, that's if they even get a guitar at all! That auction has scam written all over it!

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Post by stratman323 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:24 am

I think what's wrong is that he claimed it's better then a Custom Shop Masterbuilt guitar. I can only assume that people who make claims like that have never played any CS guitars, or maybe they just played one which was no good.

I love my Tokais, but over-hyping the ordinary stuff doesn't do anyone any favours. And it's clearly a fotoflame neck.

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Post by JohnA » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:27 am

stratman323 wrote: I love my Tokais, but over-hyping the ordinary stuff doesn't do anyone any favours. And it's clearly a fotoflame neck.
Mike
I love my Tokais too, but that one's a Fender :D

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Post by stratman323 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:32 am

OK John, so you're more awake than me today! I stand by my point though, I get tired of hearing this "better than a Custom Shop" stuff when describing very basic guitars.

I have some great Japanese Strats, and they all have a character of their own, but none of them have such a feel (and sound) of quality as my CS Strat, and it's not even a Masterbuilt. Despite that, I'm still taking my ST80 to rehearsal tonight, but please lets keep the comments in perspective, that's all I'm saying.

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Post by JohnA » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:38 am

I agree, that there is often a lot of bull talked about Japanese guitars, and people claiming their TST40 is as good as a CS is rubbish but A JV 115 could probably be one of the guitars that this could well be true of.

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Post by stratman323 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:54 am

Well if that's true, a JV115 must be considerably better than either of my two Springys.... :o

And I doubt if that's true.

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Post by JohnA » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:21 am

Interesting discussion, new thread started:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=65677#65677

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Post by CrusHtone » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:45 am

Hi all,

I can't speak for this guitar, but I have bought 2 other guitars from this guy. A 79' springy ST80, and a 82' LS120. The strat is the best strat I own and I own more than a dozen and they are all vintage. The LS120 is the best LP I have ever played by miles period.

I am now in the process of buying a Greco EFG1200 from him. It is his personal favorite guitar. He does not speak English well at all, but I have a friend who is Japanese, and he calls and talks to him for me.

I can tell you all he is an honorable man and I have no reservation in sending him money straight to his bank account. Hope this helps if anyone wants to deal with him, but I think he is out of guitars now.

Kind regards,
Richard

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Post by Rossi » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:52 am

Ive not bought anything off him,but we have been in touch by emails,he is looking for something for me,and i would trust him :wink:

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Post by MIJvintage » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:28 am

this is the same seller that sold the very early BST-64V with Fralins, serial 0014**, to a guy in CA.
The guy in Cali says it's likely the best Strat he's ever played; who knows?

I don't know why anyone that looked at the photos believes it's a photo flame neck, because if you actually know anything about the Fender Foto Flame necks, you can tell from the photos, particularly the 4th photo, that it is not a photo flame

Add to that, the fact that Fender Foto Flame was not made well into the 1990s...........

it's probably just as good as a JV, maybe better

why are the JVs so good?

I've seen JVs with basswood bodies & non USA pickups going for big bucks; nearly what this one went for; WOW..............JV, Custom Shop, LOL........

what makes anyone believe this is a scam?
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