When was this hardpuncher borned?

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When was this hardpuncher borned?

Post by henka » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:44 am

Hi!
I'm a new tokai enthuiast, and I'm in very need of help with this one.
I'm looking for some answers about when the bass was made, and maybe how much it's worth. I gave $30 for it, and I love the sound on it

can somebody help me?

-Henrik

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Post by mrsuspend » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:38 pm

I'd guess around 1982:
http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/cat ... ume540.jpg
You lucky cheese! That's a really nice bass. Should be worth quite a bit more than $30...

/Magnus

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Post by JasiuBass » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:58 pm

$30?! You're lucky:)

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Post by stratman323 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:43 pm

Why can't I ever find Tokais for $30, ?30, Eu30......?

Nice buy!

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Post by henka » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:50 pm

haha.
But what is it actually worth(aproximitly)?

I`m not gonna sell it, no way, but it`s nice to know.
I`m picking up the original case for it tomorrow :)

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Post by mrsuspend » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:01 pm

These are difficult times but I'd say at least ?300-?400 on ebay as it's one of the high end models.
A Music Shoppe in Sweden would probably try to get SEK6000, they normally charge around 5000 for a PB40 (and as the sticker indicates yours is a PB70).

/Magnus

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Post by stratman323 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:20 pm

Magnus is right. I assume you have looked through the other recent posts? In this one you can see my Tokai Jazz:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=11640

It recently cost me ?300, & it's a 45, so your 70 should be worth more. It should be better quality too. An original Tokai case? I think they are quite rare, so that would add at least ?50 to it's value.

That's why I'm jealous. :evil: Where did you get it, if you don't mind me asking?

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Post by Dave_Mc » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:53 am

$30 sounds like an amazing price, even if it were the lowest MIJ model (which yours doesn't appear to be) and if it weren't one of the late 70s/80s ones (which yours appears to be, judging by the headstock). sounds like a total score to me. :)

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Post by cheshirecatsmile » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:25 am

Nice deal!
That's a high-end Tokai, (circa 1982?) and probably worth a bit more with the "spaghetti-type" logo. It's good it's still got it's sticker--don't ever remove it! It's got better tuners and bridge than the standard models, and that looks like a nice 2 piece body. Hard to know exactly what it's worth until you sell it--exchange rates and prices are all over the place these days with the world economy in shambles... I think I saw a PB-60 sell on ebay for about $550US this summer (before the market crash), with $120 shipping from Japan--still less than one might expect.

Keep it and enjoy! (or sell it to me for $40! :lol: )
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Post by Dave_Mc » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:30 am

I'll raise you $50 :lol: (and i haven't ever got round to even taking up bass yet, that's how good a deal it was :lol: )

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Post by stratman323 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:35 am

Er, $60?

:lol:

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Post by henka » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:31 am

stratman323 wrote:That's why I'm jealous. :evil: Where did you get it, if you don't mind me asking?
hehe.
I got this of a guy I used to know, and I had to get a bass for the marching band I instruct (drumming instructor). They had a Fender Musicmaster 78, but they gave it to me a year ago, but now they needed a bass again. I didn't wanna give my fender back, so I ask my old friend if I could buy his old bass wich he didn't use.. I didn't think it was a good bass..
But now I have to get ANOTHER bass again for my marching band ;)

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