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by Sigmania
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Tokai Acoustics
Topic: 1979 Cat's Eyes Catalog Hi Res Scans & Translations
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: 1979 Cat's Eyes Catalog Hi Res Scans & Translations

Thanks for the encouragement. I’m glad that it helped you. Maybe someone will know something about production numbers. I found an article from the drowninginguitars guy visiting the factory in the 2010s? By then there was only one guy building the Cat’s Eyes. No idea about in the 70s, but maybe some...
by Sigmania
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1983 LC60
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: 1983 LC60

by Sigmania
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Earliest Springys
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: The Earliest Springys

Thanks! 8003675 "Plate Stamped" ST80 (eBay) 8003028 “Plate Stamped” ST60 (bluejeannot) 8002111 "Ink Stamped" Fernandes ST60 (eBay) 8000984 "Ink Stamped" ST60 (eBay) 8000963 "Ink Stamped" ST?? (posted by tokaigeek) 8000946 "Ink Stamped" ST60 (posted by topaxe) 8000750 "Ink Stamped" ST60 (marcusnieman...
by Sigmania
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The Earliest Springys
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: The Earliest Springys

And 8 digits.... The 7 is stamped as a 77.... :o So now we have: 8003675 "Plate Stamped" ST80 (eBay) 8002111 "Ink Stamped" Fernandes ST60 (eBay) 8000984 "Ink Stamped" ST60 (eBay) 8000963 "Ink Stamped" ST?? (posted by tokaigeek) 8000946 "Ink Stamped" ST60 (posted by topaxe) 8000750 "Ink Stamped" ST60...
by Sigmania
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 TE120 Arabesque Model
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: 1981 TE120 Arabesque Model

I’ve sold a few of these TE-120’s and currently have (2) in stock. https://www.flickr.com/photos/147832065@N08/albums Cliff, do you have a picture of the jack on these? The one I got from you had its jack replaced at some point and then reversed to the original style it seems. Just wondering which ...
by Sigmania
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: E Pickups
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: E Pickups

E pickups have a "withered taste"! :o Slightly less powerful perhaps? 8) it says that its a dry sound pu like the 54 strat had. Thanks HAMAMATSU! I will change that in the original thread on the translation of the 1981 Flat Top Series catalog. Please feel free to help out with the translations on t...
by Sigmania
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Cheap vintage Tokai bass in USA.
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Cheap vintage Tokai bass in USA.

Note that IMC were also the importers for Tokai and that is where the Tokai & SRV relationship happened.
by Sigmania
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Cheap vintage Tokai bass in USA.
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Cheap vintage Tokai bass in USA.

My first electric was a Hondo Les Paul. That was around 1981/82. I traded a used Bell Star motorcycle helmet that I had crashed in for it. This: https://i.imgur.com/hFV38oi.jpg For this: https://i.imgur.com/XRWOmkU.jpg Didn't last long though, I traded it for another guitar, A 60s Fender Mustang.
by Sigmania
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: E Pickups
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: E Pickups

Lol. The translation needs help. Let me know if you or anyone you know speaks Japanese. I need help getting all of this stuff translated.
by Sigmania
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: E Pickups
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: E Pickups

1981 Flat Top Catalog. https://i.imgur.com/9Z3ABCF.jpg Pickup (ST Vintage) ST Vintage (ST60 or above, mounted on all models) Strat Sound with a withered taste '54. The same coil material as Strat P.U. is used. https://i.imgur.com/jue64Tk.jpg ● Pickup (ST hot) Pick up cover also began with this color...
by Sigmania
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: E Pickups
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: E Pickups

Yep. Check out the translations I've been working on from the Flat top 1981 and spring 1982 catalogs. There are some descriptions of the pickups though the translations need work. 8)