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Peter C
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Joined: 30 Apr 2018
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Is this a Tokai? Reply with quote

Hi - I'm trying to ID this guitar I purchased a couple of months ago. Great acoustic sound and the friend I bought it from thought it was an early 70's Japanese model. I asked on The Gear Page and someone thought it might be an early Cat's Eye. White the inlay in the headstock looks similar it doesn't seem to be an exact match.

At any rate, can anyone point me in the right direction on this? I'm not looking to sell it - I love playing it and just want to know more about the guitar.













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Loudmouse
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very similar to a couple Terada made T. Haruo I've had.
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aroomstudios
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does look similar but does not look like a Tokai to me. I have two Tokai acoustics. One 79 and one 81. Here are some pics of my 81 CE-2000T notice the difference in the SN the cats eyes below the hole the headstock logo and the tuners. Please note I changed the tuners original ones in plastic case photo.

The tuners look similar to these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TERADA-HARUO-T150-Spruce-Macassar-Acoustic-Guitar-Made-In-Japan/162997945709?hash=item25f36f456d:g:xj8AAOSwQWlZnZ5I

As Loudmouse pointed out but a little bit different







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Peter C
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback! I agree it looks a lot like the T Haruo, so that'll be my next research stop.

Thanks again!
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