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by HAMAMATSU
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Translation & Translators
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Translation & Translators

8) in the end if you need my help then ask me here. its ofcourse okay with me so anything i can translate i try! you are very welcome mr.sigmania!
by HAMAMATSU
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Parts Is Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Parts Is Parts

https://www.partsisparts.net/

8) wonder if they have the tokai parts here!
by HAMAMATSU
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Lawsuit?
Replies: 61
Views: 3954

Re: Lawsuit?

8) here it is, mr.sigmania!
by HAMAMATSU
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Lawsuit?
Replies: 61
Views: 3954

Re: Lawsuit?

by HAMAMATSU
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Lawsuit?
Replies: 61
Views: 3954

Re: Lawsuit?

東海楽器製造株式会社(Tokai)は静岡県浜松市にある日本の楽器メーカーが保有するブランドです。 東海楽器は1947年創業で、グレコやアリアプロ2などと並んで日本のギターシーンを作り上げてきた老舗ギターメーカーで、住宅地にひっそりと建つ意外にも小さな工場なんですよ。 誰でも知っている「ピアニカ」を1961年に開発・販売しており、その後にクラシックギターやアコースティック・ギターの生産・販売を行い、1971年にはアメリカで有名なアコギメーカー「マーティン」の日本国内向けOEM生産を結んでいます。 1977年からTokaiブランドによるエレキギターの生産・販売を始めます。 当時のエレキギター製造の...
by HAMAMATSU
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Lawsuit?
Replies: 61
Views: 3954

Re: Lawsuit?

8) i did a little research on this and found out so much from the japanese side of the internet that fender absolutely sued tokai in 1984 and tokai lost the case. there is no article about this in english so far but so many in japanese. at least about a dozen articles i found. all saying that tokai ...
by HAMAMATSU
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Lawsuit?
Replies: 61
Views: 3954

Re: Lawsuit?

"In 1984, Fender filed a lawsuit for manufacturing its own counterfeit products and lost the case. Due to a court order, the sale of musical instruments was suspended and an application for the Corporate Rehabilitation Law was filed." 8) this translation is very correct. excellent! in 1984, fender s...
by HAMAMATSU
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy
Replies: 71
Views: 3984

Re: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy

8) tokai is a very small company today. they used to have many factories before but only one lately and about less than 50 people working there i heard. i only know 2 people personally whom they used to work at tokai in the 80s before 1985. i have asked them many questions now and then but they dont...
by HAMAMATSU
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy
Replies: 71
Views: 3984

Re: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy

8) the tokai traditional ST series means both "vintage" and "oldies" i guess. it says so in the explanation there.
by HAMAMATSU
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy
Replies: 71
Views: 3984

Re: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy

Sigmania wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:19 pm
So it sounds like the rosewood slab is thought of as a 1960/"oldie", and the maple cap is thought of as a 1964/"vintage"?
8) yes and this page of the 1982 final catalog explains all about the tokai strats in 1982!

https://www.tokairegistry.com/images/ca ... vol626.jpg
by HAMAMATSU
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy
Replies: 71
Views: 3984

Re: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy

8) sorry for my mistake. its past midnight here in japan so i m very sleepy! i wish if we can all read the past tokai catalogs well then we solve any question/mystery. almost everything we wanna know are on the catalogs somewhere. hope someday a super translater or something do it.
by HAMAMATSU
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy
Replies: 71
Views: 3984

Re: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy

Sigmania wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:06 pm
Thank you so much! Amazing.

Are you saying it says that the ST80 and ST100 are not listed as 1 piece bodies?
8) if its "alder" then 2 piece but if its "sen" then its 1 piece! on the only the highest model.
by HAMAMATSU
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy
Replies: 71
Views: 3984

Re: ST70 "Rare Model" Springy

8) the "vintage" models are the maple neck series and the "oldie" models are the rosewood fretboard neck series. the upper section is "vintage" and the lower section is "oldie". for the both series, the highest models are alder or sen, 2 piece. the lowest models are alder 3 piece. all the models in ...