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Tokai Jazz Sound Reissue in my sights

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by I.M. Noone, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. I.M. Noone

    I.M. Noone

    Oct 7, 2005
    I'm looking to buy my first fretless and a local guy is willing to sell him JS (reissue, I think) bass, what do you guys think these should run assuming that it plays fine? Here's a few photos he sent over... Thanks in advance!

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  2. Here in Europe 80's Tokais fetch the same as 80's Fenders. Extremely good basses.
  3. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Tokais are like really really good vintage Fenders without the ski jump neck. I sold my '66 P bass as my Tokai played much better.
    I paid 900$cdn which was on the high side, but its such a nice bass. Its gat a flame maple neck with a bit of birdseye in it. I put passive bartolini's and a stock bridge.
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  4. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Have an 80's P bass that is great; never changed the pup; neck is much straighter that a lot of Fenders
    Have no idea about basses produced in more recent times
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  5. I.M. Noone

    I.M. Noone

    Oct 7, 2005
    Thanks, Gents! I ended up passing on the Tokai. Pretty though it was, I couldn't see parting with the $$ for a later version bass when I was getting 95% of what I need from my main squeeze. :)

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