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N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by Mrjones2004x » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:51 pm

Picked this up this morning,

Tokai love rock in black. Made in Korea.
Played it unplugged and it rang out very well and sounded warm. Didn't bother to plug in as would prob change electrics anyhow.
Stripped, cleaned, oiled fretboard, restrung with 11's and jobs a goon en!
Plugged in and wow! The pickups are very good IMO, not muddy at all and pretty bright in bridge with loads of thickness. Very balanced volume between the two also. Controls work really well considering there the Chinese mini pot type.
Am pleased for def! £250 well spend.

As it is now

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As it was before with pic guard.

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Can't find a serial number anywhere externally so don't know how to date it
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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by Borderline Productions » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:53 pm

Looks great!

Can you even get a Tokai in the US? I tried to find them a while ago without success.
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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by brianr0131 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:10 pm

Ebay is the only place I know of Bob

Also, there's a guy on TGP but I forget his screen name he's in South Africa or something. The older Japanese ones are amazing instruments. I hear good things about the new ones too.
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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by doomed » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:16 pm

Very nice :D , i have a 1984 Tokai Jazz & a new Thunderbird copy, world of difference between them but the Thunderbird isn't a bad bass by any means certainly punches well above it's price tag.

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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by Mrjones2004x » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:23 pm

Any idea how i can date it without a visable serial number?

Would it be under the neck pickup or something silly like that?

Just for my own interest really. Feels good and sounds good and has a nice action on it too so im happy. :D
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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by doomed » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Not sure to be honest, have a look on the Tokai Registry there may be something on there that will help. Worth a look at least. :)

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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by Neiloler » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:54 pm

Borderline Productions wrote:Looks great!

Can you even get a Tokai in the US? I tried to find them a while ago without success.
I would love one someday, they're really well-made instruments.

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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by a.hun » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:43 am

Neiloler wrote:
Borderline Productions wrote:Looks great!

Can you even get a Tokai in the US? I tried to find them a while ago without success.
I would love one someday, they're really well-made instruments.
Certainly are. Best feeling / sounding / playing Strat I ever played was a Tokai...


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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by Mrjones2004x » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:51 pm

After some research looks like it is a Korean made ALS-48 with mk4 pickups. Looks to be made of alder and maple.

Like I said I'm only interested for the info, just wanna know what I'm playing really. Be nice to know how old it is but guessing never gonna know as they didn't do serial numbers for quite a few years.
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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by baytamusic » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:45 pm

Nice axe.

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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by Gtr_Pkr » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:29 pm

There is a Tokai Love Rock that I see on the Chicago Craigslist every so often. The seller wants $1,000 for it though. It's a sunburst guitar and it looks like it is in good condition.
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Re: N.G.D tokai love rock

Post by Mrjones2004x » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:06 pm

Neil you after a jap tokai?

Or any specific?
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