Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

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Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:19 am

Thought I would start a thread to link the many outliers we have come across on this forum that leave us scratching our heads.

Non catalog items, one offs, etc.

Please feel free to add your Tokai curveballs. 8)

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:20 am

1985 (?) Silver Star with a serial number on the trem cover and incorrect color code.

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26100

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:22 am

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:25 am

1981 Metallic Green ST70 with "D" fret board stamp and handwritten color code and model number.

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25993

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:59 am

1983 LS80 with solid flame maple top and 2 piece back.

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:08 am

I would also add all of the "inkies".

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20740

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:04 pm

White/Parsons "Bender" Breezy shown in small images in 1981 "Flat Top Series" foldout catalog.

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 05#p195605

Image of Clarence White and a "Bender" Breezy/tele.

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Another "Bender" shown from the rear without the back cover in the last image...

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by bluejeannot » Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:14 pm

Image And now straight from the Twighlight Zone the Sigma quilted telecaster made by Tokai!
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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:37 pm

bluejeannot wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:23 pm
https://www.ebay.it/itm/175034437754?ha ... Swd4tTxtP8 Martin Sigma LP made by Tokai.
Good links. This last one is from a seller who consistently does not photograph the headstocks of his guitars. Super frustrating.
That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:27 pm

Would be cool to put those guitars made by Tokai with other labels in this thread:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... other+name
That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by bluejeannot » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:36 pm

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Post by Sigmania » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:52 pm

Tokai Export Model from back cover of the Spring ‘82 catalog.

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Ian Hunter with the “Export Model”

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Also in this thread:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... er#p192606
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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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