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by guitar hiro
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series

that looks like the BLS that Greg Curry recently sold; why you wanna sell it now?
by guitar hiro
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: LS200 Gallery
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Re: LS200 Gallery

one thing I find very interesting about the 200s posted here, and I have seen this in other examples, is that about half of the examples show a maple top that does not look book matched but seems to have more of a flitch matched character, which I really like much more than a true book matched look.
by guitar hiro
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Gear Recommendation Between SS and ST + Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Gear Recommendation Between SS and ST + Identification

I will have to say that every single vintage Goldstar Sound I have owned had a steel tremolo block.
You won't find that with Springys which typically had zinc blocks, with the exception of a few of the later examples.
For vintage ST it's Goldstar for the win in my book.
YMMV
by guitar hiro
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Mystery Guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Mystery Guitar

the ebay seller is most likely just a scammer; one of the many that just post BS on ebay and on Reverb about guitars they actually do not own. the same (Tokai) guitars are on Yahoo Japan listed by a seller (zipang_anaba) with over 88K feedback. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h510606044...
by guitar hiro
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Mystery Guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Mystery Guitar

The seller's description of the guitar is, "Please feel free to contact us for product details." That is it; nothing else. I see plenty of sellers that offer not much more than that; most often just barely the basics and typically not even that much. Lazy sellers, of which there are plenty around, a...
by guitar hiro
Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
Replies: 54
Views: 101200

Re: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

this thread needs a bump 8)
by guitar hiro
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 58/63 Explorer replica?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: 58/63 Explorer replica?

the seller listed the neck thickness @ fret 1 as 25mm :o and he was pretty accurate with that measurement. 25mm is .984" and by my measurement with a very accurate digital caliper I measure .974" @ fret 1 = baseball bat territory no doubt. To put that into context the thickest neck listed in the BOT...
by guitar hiro
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tune of the day
Replies: 2193
Views: 760450

Re: Tune of the day

by guitar hiro
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Reborn Old and mapleflame mod
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Reborn Old and mapleflame mod

I believe the old school Tokai LS bridge posts are a hybrid thread, unlike the conventional ABR1 bridge posts. I believe conventional posts are machine thread the entire length of the part; like the older Burny RLG and RLC guitars also have. Old school Tokai ABR1 posts are basically machine thread a...
by guitar hiro
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2000 LS-320 Goldtop - What have I purchased?
Replies: 19
Views: 940

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

After Luis's post, I did some searching here on Tokai Forum. Someone named Villager bought it from Yoshi of g.s.Universe and made this post: http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=58205 So there is more confirmation that it's a 2000 LS-320, although IDK value. The person I bought it from said th...
by guitar hiro
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tune of the day
Replies: 2193
Views: 760450

Re: Tune of the day

this is just a magical performance by Mr. Leon Russell (RIP) along with a killer group of musicians, to include Mr. Don Preston very tastefully playing his 1958 Gibson Explorer 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjisHQbbuPc&t=65s
by guitar hiro
Fri May 06, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 58/63 Explorer replica?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

58/63 Explorer replica?

I purchased a hand made Korina Explorer replica on April 29. Yesterday I located a Guitar Player magazine article from 4 days ago that is showing a 1958 Gibson Explorer that was sold as 'new' in 1963. https://www.guitarplayer.com/gear/the-1963-gibson-explorer-from-the-50s Strange thing is my newly p...
by guitar hiro
Fri May 06, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai finds at the Dallas Guitar Show 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Tokai finds at the Dallas Guitar Show 2022

For a lot of dealers, the only thing that matters is the ability to buy and sell quickly. Back in the '80s, I'm not surprised that they only wanted the cliche-classics and dismissed anything else out of hand. Times change though, and there are far more buyers and collectors, and no more of the clic...
by guitar hiro
Thu May 05, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai finds at the Dallas Guitar Show 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Tokai finds at the Dallas Guitar Show 2022

When I met George Gruhn at the 1988 Dallas show it was a chance meeting and I had no idea who the guy was at that time. I was walking around the Dallas Convention Center with an old beat up guitar case that looked like it was about to fall apart. This guy walks up to me and asked, "What do you have ...
by guitar hiro
Wed May 04, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokai finds at the Dallas Guitar Show 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: Tokai finds at the Dallas Guitar Show 2022

I have very fond memories of Dallas going back ~55 years. :) I was born and raised in northwest Louisiana just a three hour drive east from Dallas. An old elementary school friend of mine that I have known since first grade went to DeVry in Dallas in 1979 to learn about electronics. I made the three...