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Tokai values: JB-85 and JB-60

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FaceFits, Feb 18, 2018.


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  1. FaceFits

    FaceFits

    Apr 13, 2017
    Hi folks,
    One of each in my local area; I tried out the JB-85 (1964 style, tobacco sunburst with no pickguard) and was very impressed.
    Likely trying out the JB-60 next week.
    Any idea of what these should be going for nowadays?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Jim C

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

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    What era?
     
  3. FaceFits

    FaceFits

    Apr 13, 2017
    Early 80's lawsuit era . Sorry, should have stated that in the first place.
     
  4. FaceFits

    FaceFits

    Apr 13, 2017
    Anyone...?
     
  5. I like those a lot. Here in Europe, some take extraordinary prices, but I don't think they sell it for what they are asking for. I'd say between 500,- and 800,- is reasonable. There is a Tokai Jazz from 1981 in the german ebay ads for 580,- now.
     
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  6. saabfender

    saabfender SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    $500-ish seems reasonable. That’s what quality MIJ stuff goes for around here.
     
  7. FaceFits

    FaceFits

    Apr 13, 2017
    That makes sense. Yes, the JB-45 is going for £550 and the JB-85 is online for £650....
     

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