TGR is a community effort to collect enough information to reliably
determine the manufactured date of these Tokai guitars.
I bought my sunburst "tele" copy used in 1987; s/n on neck plate is 21016; top of headstock has non-Fender shape; logo is newer style w/"Breezysound" centered above the larger rocker curve on the lower headstock. I've studied most of the literature but I can't seem to find an exact match. I'm looking for any help to determine when it was made. Thanks.
Check this reference out. It will help all, Tokai requests and Serial # dating. Take Care.
I was given a Tokai Nylon classical model#TOK7646 as a gift...I was told its over 30 years old..but I can't find any info on it anywhere.....If there is anyone out there who can help...Please. Thanks.
Hi, I have a Tokai Explorer in a very pale orange sunburst. It has 2 zebra pick ups and a tremelo. The head is not Gibson style but more of a pointed strat style. It has the mention Original Series and the serial n° is 3030063. I wondered if anybody can date it? I suspect that it is 83 but am not really sure. I also need to sell the guitar so if anyone is interested I would be happy to send photos. I should mention that there is some damage to the front but not too bad and does not in any way reduce the enourmous sound or the playability. The machine heads are not original. Thanks.
Hi I am looking to buy a Tokai Copy of of the Rickenbacker 330 colour Fireglo or trade my Tokai Goldstar sound for one email me if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org. I just love Tokai guitar they are the best also have a Tokai 335 it's just awesome sound without the big price tag. Peter
talbos wanted. Especially red metal with lights inside.
I want to know her birthday..
with friendly regards
I wonder if anyone here knows anything about the Tokai Acoustic Western guitar, Model Number 32 ??
It is the only thing (brand name + model number) that the label, inside the guitar says.
It has a great crunchy sound, and is very ligt wheight.
Hope to hear your comments ;-)
Dan Christiansen, Denmark
I'm also trying to find out a bit more about this model of guitar. Like you say, the only information on the label inside the guitar is Tokai, guitar of quality. Model 32. Made in Japan.
I bought the guitar new in Norway in the late 1970's but can't remember paying a great amount for the instrument.
I see your post is an old one with no other replies. Did you find anything out?
Paul Mercer - England
Hi. My moter bought one of those Tokai Model No.32 when she were young, somewhere in Norway. What a coincident. She did only preform on the local radio once, and that was here career.. Anyway, I picked it up a few years ago, replaced the original strings and figured that it was really good sounding. But I was curious. I wanted to know more about this guitar.
So then I sent an email across to the UK where Tokai got some of their people, asking if they could tell me more about that one. They forwarded it to Japan where they looked in to it. And they could not find any documents or other information about it. So I'll guess it's hard to figure out more about this guitar.
But what i do know is that Tokai was established in 1947 referring to their Facebook-site. And my guitar is a Model No. 32. Did hey make any guitar before the Model No.1? I think it might be logical that they make the ones whit the model numbers first. What I'm guessing is that they should have made those before 1970 when they started to make their Acoustic Hummingbirds. But you bought yours in the late 70's. Hmm..
This is one of those hummingbirds. The pick guard and the fretboard seam familiar. Maybe they were producing the No. 32 on the side as their own model? I don't know.
All i really know about it is what you know and what you can possibly tell from the guitar itself. It features a truss rod which many people say were invented in the 1920's(which do not tell us anything about the age or anything else of the guitar). The neck is tick and nice to play on of the strings aren't sett to high. I won't drop any conclusion on the value of this guitar because I really don't know. I can't find any pictures of it on Google. I can't find it on eBay. Not a clue but the tough that it might be rare.
What ever you do, just hold on to it. Cause it's going to be hard finding another one.
Sorry about the bad English, I'm from Norway.
I'm curious as to how old this bass may be
serial # L09116 I would appreciate any info you may have.....
Looking for some info on a Sigma Electric I picked up a couple of years ago. Its a Les Paul Deluxe copy but can not find any serial number or identifying marks. I suspect that is an Tokai Love Rocks model but I did not see any references on Sigma reselling them. It still plays great. Any info is greatly appreciated.
Anyone have info. fo a
Early 70's Tokai acoustic?
classical neck/dreadnaught body
Model No. TOK7647
Serial No. C70122206
Distributed by: G.M.C. Cleveland
Here's more info
I am selling one now on eBay:
Anyone have info. fo a
: Early 70's Tokai acoustic?
: classical neck/dreadnaught body
: Model No. TOK7647
: Serial No. C70122206
: Distributed by: G.M.C. Cleveland
: Thank you!
: Burton W.
Looking for a Tokai Gakki Les Paul style bass. Black
I was wondering if someone could help... I have my Tokai Love Rock model from 80's (someone said its EMG-USA model with 2 active EMG humbuckers and maplewood yellow colour but I don't know..) but I would like to know what this model is exactly. The serial number is 5031057. Does this help you to tell what is the model exactly?
Because I suspect this is the best guitar of 'em all.. :)
I am looking for some pics of tobacco sunburst Love Rocks.
Could anybody help me?
There don't seem to be a lot of pics around.
Thanks for your help.
Tokai TV Yellow Jr P90 copy or Dillion copy
Any body have one to sale?
Mark in NJ 08052-2522
i was wondering if anyone has a rough idea of what one was worth. it is in excellent condition. minor wear from age. thanks.
This popular thread has been given its own page : Tokai APB-57 Precision Bass.
I had a TST 40 Strat which I bought in 1984 and had till 1993. It was black with a white scratchplate and I've often wondered which era it was a copy of 50'S 60'S 70'S OR 80'S.Could you answer my query please.
This popular thread has been given its own page : Tokai AST'62
ANY ONE HELP ME WITH THE DIFFERANCE WITH TE TOKAI DESIGNATIONS L60, L65, L70, L75 AND SO ON TTHANKS
recently purchased a pink Tokia Custom Strat. I can find very little about this guitar. Help please!
: recently purchased a pink Tokia Custom Strat. I can find very little about this guitar. Help please!
: : recently purchased a pink Tokia Custom Strat. I can find very little about this guitar. Help please!
did you get any information?
The Humming Bird (electric/solid body) was made in the late 1960's and is somewhat rare, but not in particular demand. It's essentially an early Mosrite copy and not made as well as the later Tokai guitars of the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s when Tokai greatly improved quality.
I have a Tokai Goldstar, T40 model, wondering when it was made and how much it would be worth now?
Any hellp would be appreciated.
I have a Tokai Strat, and I know of another one locally...these sold very well here in the 80s.
I understand that the late Stevie Ray Vaughan also favoured these and collected quite a number.
:ive just traded in my japan 87 squier tele for a 82 silver star strat, man this is an awesome gat!
bought for backup to my 88 us strat, its sounds&plays just as good as my no.1
classic sounds from great pups(combination of woods and pups)these should cost twice the price, get one if you can
Which models of the lawsuit strat's are more desireable,
the Springy Sound, Silver Star or other?
curious for e-bay bids, etc.
This popular thread has been given its own page : Tokai built for G.M.C. Cleveland?
Try Tokaiforum.com, and sister site Tokairegistry.com. They have postings of Tokai Brochures were you can get a pretty good idea of models offered in the past.
and what are the specs?
I have 2000 Love Rock, (0004144). I was told it was a flame maple top from the store I bought it at (www.12fret.com), but notice on Tokai's website some have a flame sycamore top. I also noticed some loverocks are laquer nd some polyester.
How can I determine my model, and the spec's for sure?
: and what are the specs?
: I have 2000 Love Rock, (0004144). I was told it was a flame maple top from the store I bought it at (www.12fret.com), but notice on Tokai's website some have a flame sycamore top. I also noticed some loverocks are laquer nd some polyester.
: How can I determine my model, and the spec's for sure?
2 screws on a bell shaped trussrod. I haven't removed the front pick-up since I changed 'em to Gibson Classic 57's, and never thought to look, or didn't notice at the time. I intend to try the new Burstbuckers so I'll take a peak then.
: : and what are the specs?
: : I have 2000 Love Rock, (0004144). I was told it was a flame maple top from the store I bought it at (www.12fret.com), but notice on Tokai's website some have a flame sycamore top. I also noticed some loverocks are laquer nd some polyester.
: : How can I determine my model, and the spec's for sure?
Remove the front pick-up and look in the cavity. You should see the model # there. Also, if your Love Rock has 3 screws in the truss rod cover, it is Korean. Two screws for Japan.
sounds like u have a l75q mate..i have one....mahog back and neck (1 piece neck and body) quilt top...ect.ect.ect all gothoh even the pups.....new for around a grand in the uk mate...great guitar.. :)
Just picked up a goldtop, with soapbars, bigsby style bridge, scarf joint at third fret, no Serial#, Bridge screws go into inserts, one piece
mahogany back. Havent seen any others with the bigsby, any ideas as far as date. From the sounds
of it its Korean. Sounds and plays great though.
i recently bougth a tokai hardpuncher, which is a copy of the Fender precision bass. Can somebody give more detailed information (specs, original hardware, etc) about this bass? Thanks!
Im looking for the year of manufacture of my Tokai fretless Jazz style bass. It has an OLDIE BUT GOODIE tag on headstock and a serial no LI 3688 on back plate.
: Im looking for the year of manufacture of my Tokai fretless Jazz style bass. It has an OLDIE BUT GOODIE tag on headstock and a serial no LI 3688 on back plate.
Are you THE Ben Moloney? If so, you sure know who I am! Please contact me when you can. I'd love to hear from you again.
Does it have fret markers? : Im looking for the year of manufacture of my Tokai fretless Jazz style bass. It has an OLDIE BUT GOODIE tag on headstock and a serial no LI 3688 on back plate.
My local guitar guru tells me it is a Tokai. There is no name on the instrument. Top is a naturally finished (honey colour) in one piece lightly flamed. Body is three piece mahogany. Neck is two piece maple with a rosewood finger board. Split diamonds on the head piece Body, neck and head all bound. Finger board has block inlays. Neck is a bolt on ; the cover plate (four screws) has a serial number...1053404 and the following STEEL ADJUSTABLE NECK..MADE IN JAPAN. The truss rod cover has three screws and the bottom of the bell is flat butting the nut. The guitar shows little sign of use and is pretty and plays well at least as well as my 1958 Les Paul which I recently sold.
Can anyone in web land shed any light?
I've yet to see another 1962 'precision' replica- bought 1996 brand new in b'ham u.k. very very good quality. any idea when these were made and how many?
Please tell me if you can give me some more info on my guitar eg:
value and where it came from and how old it is.
It is an acoustic light tan top with rosewood back. the neck has what appears to be mother of pearl squares and it also trims the neck down either side. the pick guard is black with a T on in, there is an inlayed design around the sound hole almost mozaic. The bridge is in the shape of a mustach. The label on the inside reads Made expressly for and distributed by G.M.C. Cleveland Ohio 44113
serial #F70111105 made in japan. Oh and its a six string
I hope you can give me some insight to my query I absolutely love this guitar it has beautiful sound I would love to know more about it.
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