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BrianGT
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:30 am    Post subject: Hello Everyone! Reply with quote

Hi everyone I thought it about time I joined this Forum after being a Tokai user for years!
It seems a very friendly and knowledgeable place to hang out.

Over the years I've learned that a great guitar is a great guitar regardless of what is on the headstock. I have owned lots of high end guitars over the years but the best Strat and 335 I've ever owned have had Tokai on the headstock....guess I just like the underdogs!

Here's a pic of 3 of them together. The LP is a LS320 , the 335 is an ES120 and the Strat is from around 1982 ish.

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I sold the LS320 to fund a replica Les Paul and unfortunately the 335 was damaged beyond repair ( too painful to discuss!) . The ES120 was by far and away the best 335 I have ever owned or played. It was light and alive and sounded so good!
The Strat I bought on Live Aid Day morning and it was second hand. It had the block logo and I gigged it so hard it needed a new neck. I changed it for a Fender neck (oops!) and when that needed refretting I got my mate to make me another neck and return it to a Tokai.
He refinished the guitar in nitro. It has Shed pickups in it. I wouldn't sell this guitar for any amount of money...it's just done so many gigs and is part of my life.

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I have a couple of other Tokai purchases in the imminent future and look forward to sharing and getting to know you guys!

All the best,

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felixcatus
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Joined: 03 Nov 2010
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Location: Antwerp, Belgium

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Hello Everyone! Reply with quote

BrianGT wrote:
Hi everyone I thought it about time I joined this Forum after being a Tokai user for years!
It seems a very friendly and knowledgeable place to hang out.

Over the years I've learned that a great guitar is a great guitar regardless of what is on the headstock. I have owned lots of high end guitars over the years but the best Strat and 335 I've ever owned have had Tokai on the headstock....guess I just like the underdogs!Brian



Hi, and welcome to the forum, I think you'll fit right in here.

BrianGT wrote:
Here's a pic of 3 of them together. The LP is a LS320 , the 335 is an ES120 and the Strat is from around 1982 ish.

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I sold the LS320 to fund a replica Les Paul and unfortunately the 335 was damaged beyond repair ( too painful to discuss!) . The ES120 was by far and away the best 335 I have ever owned or played. It was light and alive and sounded so good!
The Strat I bought on Live Aid Day morning and it was second hand. It had the block logo and I gigged it so hard it needed a new neck. I changed it for a Fender neck (oops!) and when that needed refretting I got my mate to make me another neck and return it to a Tokai.
He refinished the guitar in nitro. It has Shed pickups in it. I wouldn't sell this guitar for any amount of money...it's just done so many gigs and is part of my life.

[img][/img]

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I have a couple of other Tokai purchases in the imminent future and look forward to sharing and getting to know you guys!

All the best,

Brian


Very nice guitars, and I like the story about the ST.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Felixcatus...thank you for the welcome!

We have more in common than you think..........!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Supra!!!

I've been racing since 1996. Up until this year it's been a '72 911, moving to a spec 944 starting this season.

Welcome to the forum!!!
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BrianGT
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ned wrote:
Nice Supra!!!

I've been racing since 1996. Up until this year it's been a '72 911, moving to a spec 944 starting this season.

Welcome to the forum!!!


Hi Ned...thanks for the welcome!

The car is actually a Celica but it does have a Supra gearbox fitted as I kept blowing up the standard box!

I just do Sprints in the car because body panels are nonexistent so racing/rallying is out in case of damage.

Good luck with your racing ....I bet it's a great Adrenalin rush!!

I also have a very long love affair with Tokai guitars and that perhaps springs from my love of Japanese cars when I was younger!

Cheers, Brian
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