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by mdvineng
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Legacy Series
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: Legacy Series

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003476467681.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.568e3f8bBMIyLW&algo_pvid=2a4472e2-247a-47a2-94eb-c03a8ab347c4&algo_exp_id=2a4472e2-247a-47a2-94eb-c03a8ab347c4-1&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2212000025961304020%22%7D&pdp_npi=2%40dis%21GBP%21212.45%21195.45%21%21%219.73...
by mdvineng
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Legacy Series
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: Legacy Series

The profit motive, is what sends businesses to China in the first place but it can also your death too!
I did see an advert on Aliexpress for TOKAI guitars in bulk at around $50 each iirc. Clearly not legit versions.
by mdvineng
Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Legacy Series
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: Legacy Series

The takeaway is, be aware when dealing with Chinese manufacturing companies. Your own business could be sideswiped and disappear very quickly from under your feet. I've seen it happen to company I worked for, took just 18 months to bankruptcy. I've seen other examples too! If you wander around the s...
by mdvineng
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Legacy Series
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: Legacy Series

No copyright laws in China, especially if the original is from outside China. Remember, if you are legitimately buying goods from China, you pay upfront and hope the stuff arrives to spec you requested. If it isn't, expect protracted discourse and return of the entire container load at your cost bef...
by mdvineng
Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Legacy Series
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: Legacy Series

A couple located in the UK for sale on Reverb.

Remember my comment about backdoor models from contractors engaged by Tokai Japan. It's always going to happen with Chinese factories.
by mdvineng
Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Help dating my Burny Super Grade
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: Help dating my Burny Super Grade

Searching the pot codes is likely your best shot for date and pickup cavity may have a printed number.
by mdvineng
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Need help identifying Tokai love rock model
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Need help identifying Tokai love rock model

Looking very Korean from 2008, export headstock.
by mdvineng
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Grant guitars
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Grant guitars

https://www.guitar-list.com/brands/grant

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7216334 ... ?ref=share

Some early MIJ gear from various factories and imported by a music shop in Scotland until it closed in the mid 80's.
by mdvineng
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS144 Gold Top Love Rock 1954 type
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Re: LS144 Gold Top Love Rock 1954 type

Going to need at least the reverb link and then lots of pictures etc.
by mdvineng
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Real Tokai?
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Real Tokai?

Nothing obviously wrong with that picture

https://vintagejapanguitars.com/tokai-g ... atalogues/
by mdvineng
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Fender mij cij and the Tokai gakki part
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Fender mij cij and the Tokai gakki part

From memory, the letters before the number can distinguish which factory when inputed to the ser decoding website.
by mdvineng
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Fender mij cij and the Tokai gakki part
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Fender mij cij and the Tokai gakki part

Friend of mine has a mij cij Fender strat, ser# traced to Dyna using the serial number decoder website.