What model is this SG

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mike58
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What model is this SG

Post by mike58 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:07 am

Hi I’m helping a friend move on his sons Tokai SG.
I’m fairly sure if I could get my hands on the guitar the model no would be in the pickup cavities? But we are in lockdown and my mate couldn’t remove a pickup to save himself!
So. Serial number is 064372

https://imgur.com/a/Mg7kWW8

So thanks in advance if model no. could be identified.

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Re: What model is this SG

Post by Paladin2019 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:40 am

The serial look Chinese but more/better pics would help confirm

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Re: What model is this SG

Post by mdvineng » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:28 am

I was thinking Korea, the Chinese ones usually have two letters before the number iirc
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Re: What model is this SG

Post by mike58 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:44 am

Ok, I’ll get the owner to send more pics, what areas would be best to highlight for identification?
Mike.

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Re: What model is this SG

Post by mdvineng » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:17 am

Front of headstock and lower down rear of headstock, the pickup cavities and pot cavities.
Just been reading on some other sites that mik have a single letter before the ser# and chinese have two, 6 digit and no letter is a chinese fake!

Here is another with the same type of ser#. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133441004261
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Re: What model is this SG

Post by brokentoes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:07 pm

Real Korean Tokai Love Rocks/gibson clones have no serial number.

Yours is a real Made in China Tokai for the UK and other export places where the Gibson open book headstock is not allowed. The serial numbers font and style have changed for the Chinese ones over the years.

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Re: What model is this SG

Post by mdvineng » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:30 am

justing21748 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:25 am
I think this might be Korean. Not sure though. Commercial Real Estate Cincinnati
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