- Aug 14, 2019
Man it's looking really good! I really love that color. I have a 57 Strat AVRI in a similar color. Looking forward to the finished repair!
He did more than "dropped it" to do that amount of damage. If that had been my guitar, the 'friend' would have got 'dropped' a few times.I was asked by a former colleague to see if I could fix his 1980s Tokai Breezysound. He had lent it to a 'friend' who kindly dropped it, breaking a chunk of binding off the back of the body, smashing the volume and tone pots and knocking two of the tuners back out through the headstock.
Look away now if you are squeamish.
Not too bad from the front:
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Not so obvious from the front, just very dusty:
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That Squier has come up just fine. And the Tokai is looking really good. It's very rewarding when you can work on a guitar and get such great results. Looking forward to seeing the Tokai before it's returned.
He did more than "dropped it" to do that amount of damage. If that had been my guitar, the 'friend' would have got 'dropped' a few times.
My eyes aren't what they used to be, but it looks like the front is untouched?Thanks, the Squier was a very quick job in comparison, which made it a bit more satisfying too I think. I will add finished pictures of the Tokai before it goes back, probably some more of the in-between stages too, as much for my own reference in the future.
I don't know the whole story, but I agree it looks more than a simple 'drop'. More like it fell down a concrete stairwell, but who knows. I'll try to get the background when he comes to pick it up as I'm quite intrigued as to how it happened and whether he is still a 'friend' now.
Looking spectacularly good. Cannot wait for the final assembly...Today was wet sand and buffing day. It's as good as I can get it without risking breaking through lacquer or any other issue that might cause another 'reset' so it's just back to baking in the sun in my conservatory today. Will start putting it back together tomorrow/Monday as I want it ready for him to collect next weekend.
A decent shine and the extra join in the binding should be hidden by the guitar strap once fitted:
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The edge looks better too, though some slight marks up really close and the binding/paint edge is a bit wonky in places, but it's a 20+ year old guitar and had other marks on before it was dropped:
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It's decent match with the original paint on the front too:
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Off to watch some other friends playing an outside gig, so it can rest while I'm out and be ready for assembly tomorrow.
Holy cow. There's one on GTA Kijiji for 1050 Can!....https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/markham-york-region/tokai-japan-telecaster-ate-106b-old-candy-apple-red-2019/1612864099I want one. And the Strat version also.