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Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:19 am
by Sigmania
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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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:20 am
by Sigmania
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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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:22 am
by Sigmania

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:25 am
by Sigmania
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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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:59 am
by Sigmania
1983 LS80 with solid flame maple top and 2 piece back.

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:08 am
by Sigmania
I would also add all of the "inkies".

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

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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:04 pm
by Sigmania
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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Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:14 pm
by bluejeannot
Image And now straight from the Twighlight Zone the Sigma quilted telecaster made by Tokai!

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:17 pm
by bluejeannot

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:23 pm
by bluejeannot

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:37 pm
by Sigmania
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.

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:48 pm
by bluejeannot

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:27 pm
by Sigmania
Would be cool to put those guitars made by Tokai with other labels in this thread:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... other+name

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:36 pm
by bluejeannot

Re: Tokai Curveball Hall of Fame

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:52 pm
by Sigmania
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