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Tokai club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by felis, May 9, 2014.

  1. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    No Tokai club on Strat-talk! Since all my guitars are Tokais, I thought of starting one.

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  2. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I think I might be eligible to join, I have one or two Tokais. :p

    Early Goldstar ST80 in Metallic Blue (a bit darker than Lake Placid) & probably my favourite - Goldstar ST50, battered, dented & in need of a refret before much too longer. What Tokai call Lake Placid Blue, even though it's much closer to Ice Blue Metallic.

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    1980 Silver Star SS60 & 1984 Goldstar ST50, Olympic White

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    Goldstar ST55s in Sonic Blue (actually closer to Daphne) & Metallic Red (Candy Apple Red)

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    1980 Breezysound TE70 in 2 tone SB, & 1982 TE120 in natural with abalone(?) binding.

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    2007 ES130, natural

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    I'm quite fond of Tokais. ;)
     
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  3. Henfield Strat

    Henfield Strat Strat-Talker

    331
    Mar 27, 2013
    West Sussex UK
    Count me in. One of my favourite guitars, not sure what year but it plays and sounds great so not too bothered about the details.
    Used to belong to Micky Moody ex Whitesnake and Snafu among others, he used it mostly for slide and then sold it to his friend Papa George.
    George Part exchanged it for an SG at Chandlers in Kew who modded it with CS Texas specials.
    Lots of natural relic going on their, without a premium price!
     

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  4. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK

  5. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Stratman, nice of you to post here.
    I bought my first Tokai only 4 years ago, so it's still kinda new to me. I’m also a member on TF, and while looking for info in the TF archives I ran into a lot of your posts. I learned a lot from you that’s worth knowing.
    Me joining TF coincided somewhat with you leaving , which I find regrettable.
    So it's nice to meet you here, a Tokai club without Stratman would be incomplete.;)
     

  6. Del1

    Del1 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Aug 12, 2010
    Kent, UK
    Three Goldstars. From the top: ST40, ST50, ST55.
     

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  7. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Very nice guitars guys, thanks for posting.

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    Fom L to R: 2010 LS80-1980 TE80-1980 CE350S-1984/85? ST55-2009 LS95S
     

  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Most kind of you.

    What's the white/blonde Breezy in your later post?

    And didn't we have a Tokai club on here ages ago? Perhaps the threads just die after a period of inactivity?
     

  9. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium

    1980 Breezysound TE80:
    One piece body, lacquer finish, “V”-neck
    3,3kg/7.275lbs
    1st fret : 22mm/0.866
    12th fret : 22,4/0.884
    Fretboard radius : 7.25”
    TEA pickups

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    I’ve used the search function and went thru all the pages in the guitar owners clubs section, didn’t find a Tokai club.
     
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  10. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern usa
    Only got one, but it's a good one imo... 1981 Springy Sound, '54 style 2TS:
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  11. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Oooh, very nice, I've never even seen one of those in real life. Sounds like a similar neck to my 1980 ST80. Where did you find that?
     

  12. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    I bought it from Mark(villager).

    PS it’s a genuine hybrid, totally period incorrect (but it plays and sounds good). :)
    ’52 features: body pickguard holes – round string tree - headstock logo and string tree placement
    ’56 features: “V” shape neck – sharp edged headstock
    ’62 features: veneer rosewood fingerboard
     

  13. muso.greg

    muso.greg Strat-Talker

    Tokai Club!

    I love anything MIJ from the 70's and 80's in particular...:twisted:

    My Talbo and Silver Star - both early 80's :)
     

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  14. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    I like the Talbo. :cool:
     
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  15. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Can't have been cheap if Mark sold it! Very nice - if you get bored with it, let me know. ;)
     

  16. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Is that a metal Talbo or a wooden one?
     

  17. muso.greg

    muso.greg Strat-Talker

    I believe the wooden Talbo is only available from the late '90s onwards and has the later 4 bolt neck join. Mine is one of the earlier ones with the 2 bolt neck join
     

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  18. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Ah, I see. I've always wanted to try a metal bodied Talbo.
     

  19. muso.greg

    muso.greg Strat-Talker

    If you like a Strat I would suggest there is a good chance you will like a Talbo ;) It plays very much like a Strat (which is a good thing for me :) ) but it has a bit more... articulation, sustain maybe, chime... :?: I'm yet to decide on the 'right' pup heights but I have the neck and middle pups dialled in - just can't get the sweet spot for the neck to balance with them :mad:

    Of course it could just be this guitar (I've only played 2 Talbos, and both left the same impression) but I suspect the aluminium body "flavours" the sound in the same way a different wooden body does (and yes, the body does make a difference IMHO but after the neck, pups and bridge. And before the retorts start - everyone is welcome to their own opinion :D ).
     

  20. UmpaHimself

    UmpaHimself Strat-O-Master

    Just joined the club and I am flat out in love. My Amr Dlx is just collecting dust.

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    There are some great guitars here but I am a sucker for a natural 335, and a flame top none the less! 2007, is that an MIJ model or what Stratman? I have seen some pretty cheap new Tokai LPs on eBay lately but at the street price of $350+/- I can't imagine they are MIJ.
     
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