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Celebrate your 40 year old Tokai's.

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by felis, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes I think 1980 will be the biggest year for celebrations on here, I'll have three that reach their 40th then, all sunburst, unfortunately. There were a lot more made in 1980 than 1978, it seems.
     
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  2. Gunny

    Gunny Strat-Talker Gold Member

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    That’s sweet! I’ve always wanted a vintage Tokai but I don’t know enough about them to know a real from a fake nor how to tell the years?
     
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  3. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Go pre 1982 (for Fender replica model; Breezy/Springy), then you can tell the production date by the first number of the 7 digit serial number. ;)
     
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  4. Gunny

    Gunny Strat-Talker Gold Member

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    I appreciate the knowledge, but, what’s the signs of a fake or do you know of an honest source to purchase pre 1982 Breezy/Springy? Any bit you can tell me will be a bit I don’t know! LOL! Even a good site I can go to, to learn about these? Thanks Felix!
     
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  5. Gunny

    Gunny Strat-Talker Gold Member

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    What a sweet looking guitar! The neck is beautiful!
     
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  6. Gunny

    Gunny Strat-Talker Gold Member

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    There’s not many types of people that I dislike(to put it mildly)in this world more than thieves! I had my completely original 1958 Tele stolen many years ago & I still have a knot in my gut every time I think of it!
     
  7. Gunny

    Gunny Strat-Talker Gold Member

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    Sorry but “LMAO”!!!!
     
  8. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    That so totally sucks.

    I had a rather interesting experience some years back...

    My first electric was a 1967 Mustang which I sold in 1972. Fast forward a decade or so and I am at a club as part of the house band hosting a god awful jam night. Up walks this fellow with a Mustang that looked very familiar, so I complimented him on his vintage piece and asked if I could see it. I immediately went to the back of the neck to see if it had "the blemish" that mine had.

    It did. So I exclaimed to all around, "Holy Sh*t! This is my old Mustang!!

    The guy ran.

    I really didn't mean to scare him...I just thought it cool to come across my old guitar.

    I wound up calling the local constabulary and asking them if this particular instrument was on their "stolen sheet?" It was. So a detective came out the next day, collected the guitar and I presume reunited it with its aggrieved owner. Either that or took it home for himself. He also took a description of the fellow and the night's sign up sheet. Maybe a thief got nailed, maybe not.

    Moral of the story boys and girls:
    Don't seal stuff.
     
  9. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium