It's my AST88 VW made in Japan?

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chusma
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It's my AST88 VW made in Japan?

Post by chusma » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:33 pm

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-VpI ... FJMTGZXQTg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpI ... 1ROTDMxNFE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpI ... kMxM1B4SWM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpI ... zcwYVlPSlU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpI ... 1R6S0NwcHM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpI ... TRGVGkzWG8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-VpI ... i1Saks1XzA
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Post by brokentoes » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:28 pm

I can't see the pics but a Tokai with that serial number is a Made in China Tokai.

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Post by chusma » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:23 pm

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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Post by brokentoes » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:07 am

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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Post by chusma » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:55 am

Later I'll try to show the photos....


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Post by brokentoes » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:53 pm

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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