Fender JVRI 62 or Tokai TTE55?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by CaineIsCarter, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. CaineIsCarter

    CaineIsCarter Tele-Meister

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    These new guitars are both about the same price, both double-bound, but the Tokai has a nitro finish, bone nut, gotoh hardware and pups, and comes with a nice tweed hard case.

    I can't play either before buying, unfortunately. I can return either if I change my mind but that's a hassle I would rather do without :)

    Thoughts very welcome.
     
  2. 10thoufirst

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    You seem to be pushing the Tokai yourself! I won't put you off, they are great, well made instruments. The bone nut and Gotoh hardware are a plus in my opinion. I've hat Tokai guitars in the past so if the decision was mine, that's where I would go.
     
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    felis Tele-Afflicted

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    Lacquer finish, are you sure?
     
  4. CaineIsCarter

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    Haha, you got me there! I think I am, yes, and I guess it's because I'm slightly worried about paying a Fender price for what is still a Fender copy. The Tokai looks better value, but I am slightly concerned about resale value - I've stopped kidding myself that any of my guitars are immune to being sold.
     
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    Positive. The dealer is making a big thing of the nitrocellulose finish, as well he might.
     
  6. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    I second the Tokai suggestion, they can be great. I've had a breezysound, which I sold (I had a lot of teles then), but the 1985 Love Rock Custom I got off ebay some years ago is a real killer, a keeper.
     
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    I pulled the trigger on the Tokai, and it will be here Saturday. Excited :)

    The spec and the appearance were what made me decide, and I got a deal on it too. The dealer told me the next batch into the UK of these guitars will retail at £900, so considering I paid £700, I am very happy.

    Also, having had MIM Teles and a USA Standard in the past, there's something appealing about buying a slightly niche, slightly geeky alternative to the mainstream this time. I'll post pics when it arrives.
     
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    CainelsCarter.....congratulations on the Tokai Breezysound.....recently saw a new made in Japan Tokai Breezysound (double bound two tone burst nitro finish bone nut)listed on UK EBay for £700....a very high spec Breezysound indeed kinda custom shop....got yourself
    a mighty fine Breezysound at a bargain price add a set of Bare Knuckles and that's gonna be a killer guitar.
    Thinking aloud a legendary Tokai Breezysound and the venerable Cornell Romany 1x10 would be the perfect best buy quality set up
    then again Wilco Johnson plays a made in Japan 62 and a Cornell.
    Looking forward to a full review and some pictures.
     
  9. CaineIsCarter

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    Some pics and a short review up on the other T-Types board for anyone who's interested.
     
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