Tokai Guitar Registry

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Trying to establish manufacted date for Tokai guitars and basses.

TGR is a community effort to collect enough information to reliably
determine the manufactured date of these Tokai guitars.

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Older Classical Nylon TOK7646 help needed?

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.

Tokai Explorer

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.

Tokai Rickenbacker Copy of 330

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 petergorma@rogers.com. 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

talbos wanted. Especially red metal with lights inside.

Tokai silver star 3043168

Hello!
I want to know her birthday..

with friendly regards

Tokai model number 32 - Western

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 ;-)

Best regards
Dan Christiansen, Denmark

Tokai model no. 32

Hi Dan
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

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..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mll0tMytjtY
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.

tokia TPB-64

I'm curious as to how old this bass may be
serial # L09116 I would appreciate any info you may have.....

thanks Bill

tokia TPB-64

Sigma - Tokai Love Rocks

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.

Early 70's Tokai History?

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.
310-488-3767

Re: Early 70's Tokai History?

Here's more info
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4202

Re: Early 70's Tokai History?

I am selling one now on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&item=150044241891&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

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.
: 310-488-3767

need Tokai gakki LS Bass

Looking for a Tokai Gakki Les Paul style bass. Black

Tokai Love Rock model from 80's

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.. :)

Best regards,
Harri Tuhkio
Finland

Tobacco Sunburst Guitars

Hi!

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.

Arne

Tokai TV Yellow Jr WANTED

Wanted,
Tokai TV Yellow Jr P90 copy or Dillion copy
Any body have one to sale?
Thanks
Mark in NJ 08052-2522

1969 or 70 tokai acoustic

i was wondering if anyone has a rough idea of what one was worth. it is in excellent condition. minor wear from age. thanks.

Tokai APB-57 Precision Bass.

Tokai APB-57 Precision Bass.

This popular thread has been given its own page : Tokai APB-57 Precision Bass.

TST40 Strat

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.

Tokai AST'62

Tokai AST'62

This popular thread has been given its own page : Tokai AST'62

TOKAI GUITARS

ANY ONE HELP ME WITH THE DIFFERANCE WITH TE TOKAI DESIGNATIONS L60, L65, L70, L75 AND SO ON TTHANKS

tokia strat cusotm

recently purchased a pink Tokia Custom Strat. I can find very little about this guitar. Help please!

Re: tokia strat custom

: recently purchased a pink Tokia Custom Strat. I can find very little about this guitar. Help please!

Re: tokia strat custom

: : recently purchased a pink Tokia Custom Strat. I can find very little about this guitar. Help please!

did you get any information?

Tokai Humming Bird by Tokai Gakki

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.

Tokai GoldstarT40

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.

Cheers
Paul

Tokai Strat

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.

Re: Tokai Strat

:
: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

Tokai Strat's

Which models of the lawsuit strat's are more desireable,
the Springy Sound, Silver Star or other?
curious for e-bay bids, etc.
GR

Tokai built for G.M.C. Cleveland?

Tokai built for G.M.C. Cleveland?

This popular thread has been given its own page : Tokai built for G.M.C. Cleveland?

Tokai Info

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.

Which Love Rock?

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?

Re: Which Love Rock?

: 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?

Re: Which Love Rock?

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.

Re: Which Love Rock?

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.

Re: Which Love Rock?

: : 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.

Re: Which Love Rock?

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.. :)

Tokai Love Rock Gold Top Soapbars Bigsby Style Bridge

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.

tokai hardpuncher

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!

Tokai Fretless Bass

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.

Re: Tokai Fretless Bass

: 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.

Paul.

Re: Tokai Fretless Bass

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.

Les Paul Clone

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?

1962 bass

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?

want to know more

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.

Thanks Carol

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tokai guitar

hi,i need some info on a tokai i just got.headstock reads tg and humming bird.back reads tgk and tokai gakki.any help??
thanks in advance,Dale

Re: tokai guitar

I first saw the Tokai "Humming Bird" in a guitar book. Twas an original guitar design that Tokai manufactured between 1967-68; sort of a Mosrite Ventures design--reverse Strat body, etc.--nice looking guitar generally. There's also a line of Tokai acoustic guitars bearing the "Hummingbird" name--Gibson acoustic copies.

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