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Tokai jazz sound, what's it worth?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Loel, Aug 30, 2008.


  1. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    I was in Long & McQuade music Kitchener Ontario,
    they have a Tokia jazz sound 3 tone burst/tort,
    in very nice condition, light, no dings nothin' solid instrument
    Fender type headstock lawsuite i think:confused:serial
    L11536 they are asking 400.sorry i didn't have my phone
    no pics,i'm thinkin' of making an offer, for a bit less
    so what would be fair $$ for something like this?

    ps: I played a number of new American Fender J's & P's
    but i prefered this bass..
     
  2. get it....i wish i could have bought the P i found....they rule i played a guys a few times ive seen them in nyc for 800 900
     
  3. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    That's about right. Less would be gooder.
     
  4. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    Wow 800-900 bones
    i know its a sleeper,
    i've been looking for an early MIJ jazz :meh:
     
  5. Left Left Goose

    Left Left Goose Banned

    Aug 19, 2008
    if u like it and it feels good, its worth whatever you want to pay!
    dont low ball them cause then they get pissed, just ask whats the ABSOLUTE lowest they would sell it and then offer $25 bucks less :D
     
  6. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    No, sorry, I meant about $400.

    Remember, a beer in NYC costs $10.00, so that ratio is about right I guess.
     
  7. i agree 400 is a good price ....yeah alot of people just cause its nyc think you can charge more...yup i drink at home :bag:
     
  8. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    Yeah, guess i'll ask best out the door price
    go from there..

    I can't afford beer in NYC ;)
     
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  9. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    I think $400 is right on. I had an 80s 7okai P-copy that just slayed. Hands down best, most solid P I ever played, and I've been a P-guy for almost 30 years.

    Disclaimer: of course, be sure to try it through some different amps, really check the neck, action, etc.

    I don't know/care what the market "value" of these are right now. $400 is right about the high end of the spectrum I'd suppose. But IMO you'll get at least $400 worth of bass and almost surely more than that.
     
  10. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    $1000 here in Chi-town

    G
     
  11. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    whoa. selling off mine is my biggest musical regret.
     
  12. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    $400 is a good price if it's in decent condition. I had a Tokai .38 Special bass (a Jazz style) that I recently sold for $450. I paid about $375 for it.
     
  13. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    They seem to be rarer than Hard Punchers and go for a little more. $400-500 seems to be the going ebay price if if in excellent condition.

    I own two early '80s Tokais and they are simply outstanding P copies in every way.
     
  14. They are great basses. I've seen them sell high and rather low, (IMHO) on eBay. I would love to find a reasonably priced Hard Puncher P.
     
  15. cigi

    cigi

    Aug 22, 2006
    I just sold my jazz sound from 82, that was in new condition (had been sitting in a warehouse for more than 20 years ), for 800€.

    It was the best jazz I've ever played. I've sold it to get a lakie.
    Hope I don't regret it.

    If it's a pre 83 tokai (pre lawsuit) that's definately a good price. Although I've heard of older tokais that were not that good. The ones I've played were allways killer basses.
     
  16. yeah the Hard Puncher!!! thats what that dude had !!!! man i loved that bass...i need to see if i can sit in again:smug:
     
  17. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Never paid $10 for a beer in NYC... only place I've seen with prices like that is Yankee Stadium... :D
     

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