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by ampmaker
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Flying V is it worth a refurb.
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Flying V is it worth a refurb.

Tokai Vees are all over the place in terms of pricing. I sold my rare Michael Schenker model (1984, I think) a few years ago, and it took quite a while, and I had to drop the price a bit to sell. Of course, the B/W colour scheme stands out like a sore thumb and isn't popular with all guitarists. A f...
by ampmaker
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2000 LS-320 Goldtop - What have I purchased?
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: 2000 LS-320 Goldtop - What have I purchased?

Late to the thread, but Yoshi at GS Universe definitely has/had a fairly influential relationship with Tokai. It was Yoshi who negotiated with Tokai for them to make me a one-piece-top LS-320 in about 2002. It took him a while to persuade them and/or them a long time to find a suitable piece of wood...
by ampmaker
Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Earliest Tokai LPs
Replies: 37
Views: 3892

Re: The Earliest Tokai LPs

Sigmania wrote:
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:24 am
Thanks ampmaker. Was the 8000349 a Les Paul Reborn?
I'm sure it was, but I didn't make a note of that.

(I only noted model names later - for the period of the Reborn Old / Love Rock name changes.)
by ampmaker
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Earliest Tokai LPs
Replies: 37
Views: 3892

Re: The Earliest Tokai LPs

Earliest I ever saw was on Yahoo Japan sometime in the early 2000s, when I was a nerd for Tokai research. :) That one was 8000349 and my notes show it was an LS80 with double-ring Kluson clones and a 'bell' style truss rod cover. If I saved photos back then, I have no idea where they are now. There ...
by ampmaker
Thu May 26, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts

Trem bits now on the way to the forumite who bought the tuners.

So all parts are now sold. Thanks everyone! :)
by ampmaker
Thu May 26, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts

Tuners now sold.

Trem claw+parts now free to anyone who covers postage.
by ampmaker
Tue May 24, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Hibiki HLS Models
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Hibiki HLS Models

I do have photos, but they are shakey and rather low-res. I'm off out now, but will post them tomorrow.

According to the file info, this would have been in Spring 2013.
by ampmaker
Tue May 24, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Hibiki HLS Models
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Hibiki HLS Models

Aha. I had wondered about HLS guitars when I spotted them in Tokyo on a trip there a few years ago. Took a few shakey phone camera photos in the shop before being chased out (inevitably) by Mr No-Photo! The HLS-420 was the highest price one I saw. It was labelled as "Tokai Order Model Series". Was w...
by ampmaker
Mon May 23, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts

Bump to say that these Tokai tuners are now on Ebay, with best offer. Any TokReg-forumite who wants to go there and submit an offer of £35 gets them. I'll reduce the price for everyone to £35 later this week.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134125399871
by ampmaker
Sat May 21, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD: ST 100 OW
Replies: 19
Views: 1660

Re: NGD: ST 100 OW

gorgeous - I guess the colour has changed with UV? Looks lovely now.

I'd want to soak the pickup selector tip in some tea, though! ;)
by ampmaker
Thu May 19, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: One-off Schenker Vee - headless!
Replies: 0
Views: 413

One-off Schenker Vee - headless!

Yes, headless, but not in the "OMG, Metal Mickey's snapped the neck of his V again" sense. This guitar started life as a Hohner G3T and I commissioned Wez Venables to turn it into my homage to Schenker. So it has the headless design and Steinberger-licenced trem. Now fitted with the two Seth Lover p...
by ampmaker
Mon May 16, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai goldstar sound 1984 nut question
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Tokai goldstar sound 1984 nut question

"Flat-bottomed nuts, you make the rocking world go round"
by ampmaker
Sun May 15, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai Custom Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Tokai Custom Edition

Can't get into your Photobucket - just get a sign-up page.
by ampmaker
Sun May 15, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai goldstar sound 1984 nut question
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Tokai goldstar sound 1984 nut question

The nut on my '83 Springy was flat-bottomed. I know because it wasn't glued well and slid around quite easily. You can see it's about 1.5mm out of place in this photo:

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by ampmaker
Sat May 14, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Tokai 1983 Goldstar parts

2 - Tremolo cavity cover with mounting screws: SOLD 3 - Tremolo bridge, saddles, block, arm and 6x mounting screws: SOLD 5 - Jack socket plate and output socket: SOLD All that remains is both items numbered 4 (ahem). So adjusted: 4a - Tremolo claw, 3 trem springs and 3 claw-mounting screws: £10 4b -...