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First of all, I would like to mention that TOKAI did their own company's products and OEM for other manufacturers. I would like to assure you that this guitar was definitely made by TOKAI. It is a guitar from my country (Japan) and the information is solid. Their technical skill lasted until about 1982. After that, I think the level of wood has decreased. I think this is true for all makers.

I love to modify guitars from this period when they were at their best to make them more quality. There are some bad processes of that next generation, and I believe that the modern ones, such as frets, are great.

I love to modify guitars from this period when they were at their best to make them more quality. There are some bad processes of that next generation, and I believe that the modern ones, such as frets, are great.

We do not mean to denigrate modern guitars, but we consider the guitars of this period to be better. I myself am not a good guitar player, but I am a guitar player. I know the feel.
highly finished guitar that imitated the Late 70 made by TOKAI in the final years of the 1970s.

The body is made of two-piece alder. Its grain is excellent and looks great.

The neck is often coated with a dirty, soft epoxy resin; early 60s FENDERs do not have a good feel. They are not comfortable to play. As you can see from the photo, the guitar has had all the layers of the neck stripped off and a thin layer of special European paint applied. However, this process is time-consuming: the feel is smooth, like Fender necks up to the mid-1960s. It's a feel that satisfies the player. We call it the 'baby skin neck'. Guitarists are 100% in favour of it.

The fingerboard has been shaped, the radius set at about 8" and Jesker 550990 frets fitted. (The original frets are not easy to play.) The nut is made of cow bone.

The electrical system is a hand-wired vintage type. Japanese builder, resistance is about 6K ohms.

The sound is very dead, tight and attractive.

The PU selector is a 5-position CRL and the condenser is an orange drop.

Weight is 3.6 kg. sound of this guitar can be heard on youtube

The hard case is used for photographic purposes. It will be safely shipped in a soft case. We will also provide insurance. Please rest assured.

We have been operating in Japan as a guitar shop for 23 years.

We are not act as a broker.




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ConditionMint (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Late70s modify Stratocaster
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1977-1979
Made In
  • Japan
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

Fine Guitars Japan

Fukuoka-Shi, Japan
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