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by Sigmania
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '84 TLC 60 Value?
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: '84 TLC 60 Value?

As for value & comparison, see this 1985 TLC70 that was listed on Reverb.

Prices range a bit. This price is on the high end for an LC70 IMHO.

https://reverb.com/item/48696482-tokai- ... -mij-japan
by Sigmania
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '84 TLC 60 Value?
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: '84 TLC 60 Value?

Those look like Tokai tuners. The body should be a 2 piece mahogany top and a one piece back possibly? The TLC100/110 was all one piece in spite of the odd translations below. Fretboard is rosewood dyed dark to look like ebony. Ebony used on the TLC100/110. Those pickups are MK2s. Not everyone is a ...
by Sigmania
Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 Tokai LS80 Reborn Old on German Ebay Kleinanzeigen
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: 1980 Tokai LS80 Reborn Old on German Ebay Kleinanzeigen

That’s nice. And with the fretboard stamp.
by Sigmania
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: If someone was visiting the factory next week..
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: If someone was visiting the factory next week..

tokaiaustralia wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:25 pm
...what would you like to see photos of?
Anything?
by Sigmania
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
Replies: 61
Views: 105436

Re: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

Yep. I just translated the chart in the back of the 1984 catalog and it says "tiger cross grained laminate 2 piece" on TLS60/80/100. I'll be removing that post from this thread out of respect for reborn old's thread and the other member's guitars on here. So this guitar was part of the changes in th...
by Sigmania
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Hilton Valentine ST60 OW Goldstar
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Hilton Valentine ST60 OW Goldstar

Just wanting to document a 1984 ST60 Goldstar I once owned that was previously owned by Hilton Valentine of the Animals. I saw him the other day in a documentary on Jimi Hendrix and thought about this guitar. (Hilton on guitar with Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, and the Animals.) https://i.imgur.com/Xj...
by Sigmania
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Legacy Series
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: Legacy Series

That is good information. Thanks for sharing.

I hope the trip went well. Would love to see pics of the factory in that other thread if you took any. 8)

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26616
by Sigmania
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Silver Star Gallery
Replies: 51
Views: 8234

Re: Silver Star Gallery

...This seller (a Nagoya branch of Ishibashi Music) seems to photograph their guitars in a way that make them appear lighter than they really are. ... I'd say there's a good chance this guitar is actually standard MB. Yep. I agree that it can be really hard to tell them apart in pictures. I had tho...
by Sigmania
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Earliest Tokai LPs
Replies: 40
Views: 4790

Re: The Earliest Tokai LPs

And to see an LC100 that early is a bit of a shocker for me. I hadn't realized they were making them then. Here is the link and pics to prove it exists. https://reverb.com/item/30187986-tokai-reborn-lc-100-singlecut-1978-wine-red https://i.imgur.com/CLqOjDu.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pD4zJge.png https:...
by Sigmania
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top

LS60s and LS80s were often wild cards.

I had a 1983 LS80 (with the oval sticker) shown in the first post of that same thread. It had a 2 piece body and a solid flame maple top. A few of those have shown up here.

Image

Part of the fun of Tokai guitars. 8)
by Sigmania
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Earliest Tokai LPs
Replies: 40
Views: 4790

Re: The Earliest Tokai LPs

S/N 8000259 https://www.ebay.com/itm/225185151001?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=LAHWW_f7QQO&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=cb_vTl8uRJe&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY https://i.imgur.com/LhFJeKq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hVHhq4y.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tc36I8b.jpg https://i.imgur.com/x6AmKDG...
by Sigmania
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Earliest Tokai LPs
Replies: 40
Views: 4790

Re: The Earliest Tokai LPs

List of earliest Tokai LPs: 8002749 Les Paul Reborn (Reverb) 8002163 Les Paul Reborn (Registry) 8002144 Les Paul Reborn LS60 (Registry) 8002131 Les Paul Reborn LS50 (Registry) 8002017 Les Paul Reborn (Registry) 8001990 Les Paul Reborn (Registry) 8001986 Les Paul Reborn (Registry) 8001946 Les Paul Re...
by Sigmania
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:26 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! We shall see.... Hopefully the new owners at Tokai will be able to coordinate a defense to this challenge to their brand. As with the dust up in the UK with Fender and Tokai in 1982, the dispute ...