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I've been on the prowl for one of these (or the Robin equivalent) for years, and this just happened...

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My Kanji is rusty, but I think it reads: "Minty !!  Tight neck pocket gives loud acoustic voice"

 

This was the first time I've see one in black finish, and black+binding has always been a favorite.  Perfect twin for my Schecter PT!  In fact, the Tokai neck is a dead ringer for that Schecter neck - same exact width, chunky carve, profile, frets...  It shows hardly any signs of wear, and after a neck shim and quick setup it plays beautifully.  I will say that the fit/finish is the best of any Fender shaped object I've owned.

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I'm also learning that I dig single pickup guitars.  It all started years ago with a beautiful Hamer Korina Junior which has since moved on (gave way to the BCR version), and the cyclops gang has continued to grow...

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Very cool score. Most anything from Tokai Japan are great instruments. Is the hardshell case strapped to an ATA roadcase?

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1 hour ago, RobB said:

Most anything from Tokai Japan are great instruments

They are consistently great!

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Congrats & Love the Schecter

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3 minutes ago, Dave Scepter said:

Love the Schecter

Yeah, I’ve got a Schecter bass, surprisingly excellent instruments. The US Schecters kill.

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I was so fortunate to find mine.  It's double bound and is flamey front and back.  The black one, however, is some kind of different "cool".  Fantastic...

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8 minutes ago, The Shark said:

I was so fortunate to find mine.  It's double bound and is flamey front and back.  The black one, however, is some kind of different "cool".  Fantastic...

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That Dave, is hawt!

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1 hour ago, The Shark said:

I was so fortunate to find mine.  It's double bound and is flamey front and back.  The black one, however, is some kind of different "cool".  Fantastic...

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Turdus' guitar player/vocalist for well over a decade had one EXACTLY like yours - the only other one I've seen in that finish/double bound.  He sold it because he preferred a thicker neck, but that was a great sounding and playing guitar.

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On 6/16/2019 at 4:40 PM, RobB said:

Very cool score. Most anything from Tokai Japan are great instruments. Is the hardshell case strapped to an ATA roadcase?

Nah that's just the HSC.

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11 hours ago, The Shark said:

I was so fortunate to find mine.  It's double bound and is flamey front and back.  The black one, however, is some kind of different "cool".  Fantastic...

That looks awesome!  I haven't seen a double bound one before - slab body? Or is the back still contoured?

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11 hours ago, cmatthes said:

Turdus' guitar player/vocalist for well over a decade had one EXACTLY like yours - the only other one I've seen in that finish/double bound.  He sold it because he preferred a thicker neck, but that was a great sounding and playing guitar.

It does have a bit of a "Vee" neck shape.  Reminds me of the original Squier guitars from Japan.

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1 hour ago, chromium said:

That looks awesome!  I haven't seen a double bound one before - slab body? Or is the back still contoured?

The pics are really shitty.  I should dig it out and photograph it again.  Here's a photo of the back and full front too.  I think they were copying Billy Gibbons Erlewine guitars.

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41 minutes ago, The Shark said:

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Sweet! 

Reverb Rocket?

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2 hours ago, The Shark said:

It does have a bit of a "Vee" neck shape.  Reminds me of the original Squier guitars from Japan.

Thanks for the pics!  

Interesting - they must have been experimenting a bit with these models.  Mine has a C profile and relatively fat neck carve.

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4 hours ago, gtrdaddy said:

Sweet! 

Reverb Rocket?

Not mine.  The guy I got it from shot that pic.

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11 minutes ago, The Shark said:

Not mine.  The guy I got it from shot that pic.

I really like the old Ampegs! Sourcing tubes for them can be a real PIA though.

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