Springy hardtail?

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nobbymcdobby
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Springy hardtail?

Post by nobbymcdobby » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:09 am

Can anyone help identify this model:

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell ... Z452455353

(It's not me selling it.)

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:15 pm

lol i inquired about this axe and i got a nice phone call back from the guy, who seems like a nice guy and all, but i think he wanted $ 1200 for it, when he said that number i couldn't even speak, i was dumbfounded, and he was nice enough to call me back in person so i held back my laughter so as not to be a douchebag until i got off the phone with him, it was hard though, he was throwing out numbers like $1800 for one off ebay and such. Hell the only Tokai part of that guitar might be the neck. Theres a springy sound (45) model on ebay right now with a BIN of $449 so either he's hoping to land a big sucker, or he has a problem huffing glue.

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Post by nobbymcdobby » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:41 pm

Also talked to him quite a while ago. I wonder if he's scamming or he just doesn't know.

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Post by TOMO » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:37 pm

I've never seen a long truss rod infill like that on tokai strats but i have seen it on cheap squier affinity strats wonder if thats genuine or has he been handy with the woodfiller and stain? what does anyone else think....or am i barking up the wrong guitar neck

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Post by TOMO » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:40 pm

heres a genuine 1970s tokai see the difference
http://www.guitar-museum.com/uploads/gu ... 3248-6.jpg

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Post by ivansc » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:22 am

Yeah but the headstock on my guaranteed to be 1980 springy is identicl far s I can see.

Still trying to learn - how DO you differentiate between the 70's and the 1980 Springy headstocks? Is there some crucial thing to look for?

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