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It's my AST88 VW made in Japan?

 
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chusma
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: It's my AST88 VW made in Japan? Reply with quote

Hi, I'm from Spain. Some months ago a friend of mine bought a Tokai AST88 VW. This model is supposed to be made in Japan, but the neck doesn't have the stick, neither the inscription, anything about "Made in Japan". The only clue we have is the serial number CN15002115, but it's on the back of the head, not in the joint with the body where others japanese get the serial. Body, tuners, pickguard seems to be OK, but the neck doesn't have the brown strip that covers the truss... Can you help with the identification? It's a real japanese Tokai? Or must the neck be changed?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CcEVpUFJMTGZXQTg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CdXY1a1ROTDMxNFE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CUlVndkMxM1B4SWM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74Ca1pzMzcwYVlPSlU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CcEgxb1R6S0NwcHM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CRmZIdTRGVGkzWG8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CNThVci1Saks1XzA


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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see the pics but a Tokai with that serial number is a Made in China Tokai.
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chusma
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't see the pics?. You only have to click in the link and then you can see the picture. Sorry, I don't know how to show the pictures in the message board...
The body is an Ast88 but the neck, could it be changed?....
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well without pics i dunno what to tell you. If the serial is on the headstock, then the neck is at least Made In China. Its very easy to change bodies/necks on Fender style guitars. What makes you think the body is MIJ Tokai ?
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chusma
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Later I'll try to show the photos....
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chusma
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think links have already be enabled to see the photos...Could you try it?. Thanks

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CcEVpUFJMTGZXQTg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CdXY1a1ROTDMxNFE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CUlVndkMxM1B4SWM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74Ca1pzMzcwYVlPSlU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CcEgxb1R6S0NwcHM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CRmZIdTRGVGkzWG8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpIGdNV74CNThVci1Saks1XzA
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the neck is for sure Made in China 2015. Since it's just 2017 now i'd be surprised if that neck has ever left that body. I'd imagine that's a stock 2015 Made in China Tokai. There is even plastic still on the pickguard. I could be wrong but it doesn't seem plausible.
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