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by Sigmania
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80
Replies: 8
Views: 4305

Re: Wanted: Tokai Hard Puncher PB80

These seem to be really rare.

Here's a JB80 I posted recently:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26192
by Sigmania
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)

Just realized the logo for the registry is that short lived transitional logo from 1983/84.

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by Sigmania
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New Ownership At Tokai
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: New Ownership At Tokai

Thanks.

When you say late last year, is that late 2021 as in a few months ago?

Also, can you say who the new owner is?
by Sigmania
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)

Another interesting thing is that the new "script logo" is essentially the old logo used in the 1970s on some Tokai acoustics, and possibly earlier.

Full circle.

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by Sigmania
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New Ownership At Tokai
Replies: 2
Views: 109

New Ownership At Tokai

In another thread it was mentioned that Tokai had been sold recently to a new owner “late last year”. Just wondering if anyone knows about the change? Details? Management changes? I’m guessing that coincides with the new ST headstock and models? Now I understand Hamamatsu asking folks how they like ...
by Sigmania
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Les Paul Reborn & Refinished?
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Les Paul Reborn & Refinished?

Very interesting. Thank you.
by Sigmania
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 3 screw trust rod cover Tokai Love Rock MIJ?
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: 3 screw trust rod cover Tokai Love Rock MIJ?

I'm no expert on these, but looks like what you bought is a Chinese guitar with a scarf joint, laminate top, export dimple, significant wear, & replaced parts.

Laminate visible here where a chunk of the top is missing.

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Curious what you paid for it?
by Sigmania
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Has this been posted yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Has this been posted yet?

As I said to bluejeannot. Great minds think alike. :wink:
by Sigmania
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 3 screw trust rod cover Tokai Love Rock MIJ?
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: 3 screw trust rod cover Tokai Love Rock MIJ?

If the seller took those pictures they interestingly leave out critical areas.

I can vaguely see what looks like a scarf joint.
by Sigmania
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)

Interesting visual:

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by Sigmania
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)

Many variations on Customs & non Fender/Gibson clones made in Japan, China, and Korea.
by Sigmania
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)

Fender type guitars had logos that changed over time, moving consistently away from any suggestion of a Fender logo. Curiously, the change in the Fender style logo happened around the same time that the Fender contract in Japan was awarded to Fujigen in 1982. 1977-1983ish "Spaghetti Logo" (End date ...
by Sigmania
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Tokai Logos Over Time (MIJ)

Gibson style logo was pretty consistent over time on MIJ models.

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