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post Nov 2 2009, 04:38 PM
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I was just doing some research for a friend of mine and think that I might turn my research into a Wiki page if anyone is interested in reading about this part of Japanese building History.
Anyone particularly interested in this??
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post Nov 2 2009, 04:45 PM
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What is it vaguely about? I've never heard the phrase "lawsuit era" before.
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post Nov 2 2009, 04:57 PM
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As my first guitar was one yes please smile.gif .


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post Nov 2 2009, 05:10 PM
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Oh yes, that would be very interesting smile.gif
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post Nov 2 2009, 05:11 PM
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I have one ... so count me in for some interesting reading regarding its history! smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2009, 05:20 PM
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Ofc!! I always wanted a Tokai btw


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post Nov 2 2009, 05:25 PM
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I want an original ESP MX (Lawsuit Explorer) soooooo badly but they are extremely overpriced...


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post Nov 2 2009, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Nov 2 2009, 03:45 PM) *
What is it vaguely about? I've never heard the phrase "lawsuit era" before.

Hey Matt,
Well, it refers to the late 70's and Early 80's when several Japanese Manufacturers were threatened with 'Copyright Lawsuits' by both Fender and Gibson for producing copies of various models that were exact in every detail, except that a lot of the time the Jap copies were of a far better quality than their American counterparts!
These things are getting quite collectible now!!


judging by the interest looks like you'll be able to read up on it when I've written the Article!!!
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post Nov 2 2009, 05:53 PM
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I had a Tokai strat that was awesome.... I still have the neck though... I scalloped it in the beginning of the eighties, so I guess I have to learn some Yngwie stuff when putting back in action... Sorry, Off Topic. Sure Jones, it will be wonderful reading !!!


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post Nov 2 2009, 06:00 PM
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I've had a couple of Tokai's and loved them!! Wish I'd never sold them or Part Exchanged them now!!!


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Go for it Jones!, sounds like a great topic for an entry smile.gif


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It would most certainly be a interesting read! I`ve been looking at a bunch of tokais and Japan made pre-prestige Ibanezes smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2009, 06:15 PM
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I'll get working on this then!!!!
I'll need to search for some relevant pics!!


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post Nov 2 2009, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Nov 2 2009, 05:53 PM) *
I had a Tokai strat that was awesome.... I still have the neck though... I scalloped it in the beginning of the eighties, so I guess I have to learn some Yngwie stuff when putting back in action... Sorry, Off Topic. Sure Jones, it will be wonderful reading !!!


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I've had a couple of Tokai's and loved them!! Wish I'd never sold them or Part Exchanged them now!!!


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its everything that an LP is exept the pricetag:D
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post Nov 2 2009, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (Frederik @ Nov 2 2009, 05:26 PM) *
its everything that an LP is exept the pricetag:D

That's exactly it!!!

I've just been in touch with my friend Rob, who is probably the most knowledgeable person on this era and the instruments and he's going to let me use some pics from his own Guitar Collection and also supply me with as much info as I need!!!!
Wish me luck chaps, this could end up being an Epic along the same lines as LOTR!!!!!!
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post Nov 2 2009, 07:56 PM
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Sounds great go for it.smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2009, 09:27 PM
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Sure sounding like a serious dollop of awesome to me!! Bring it on.


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