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The neck is a concern to me, the seller doesn't make reference to the age of the bass which doesn't help but the old Tokai Jazz I owned had a truss rod access at the heel of the neck, the unbound headstock truss rod access on this bass is the normal for the cheapo Chinese necks, it could be a later bass which may have that type of truss rod access but I don't think that neck is from an early and hence desirable Tokai so personally I would walk away.....however, I don't profess to be an expert on Tokai basses

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It's not a vintage Tokai, whatever it is, and in fairness the guy's not suggesting it is.

And (in my opinion) if it's not an 80s Hamamatsu-made replica, it doesn't really matter what the sticker on the end says. Pretty colour, though.

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The Fender logo makes it a counterfeit and the string tree on the headstock looks cheap.

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If that really did have a Tokai logo on before, then putting a Fender logo on has probably devalued the bass.

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22 minutes ago, BigRedX said:

If that really did have a Tokai logo on before, then putting a Fender logo on has probably devalued the bass.

Yep - we don't even know if it is a Tokai, other than the word of a counterfeiter.

Also, the fact that it has been defaced means that the description of "mint" is a lie.

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I don’t know why people remove the logo and replace it with a fender one, I’ve got a tokai jazz and someone had done the same thing, it didn’t bother me too much because it is such a nice playing jazz , mine has the same string tree and tuners and is a sparkle finish, but the hardware on the OP’s one is different to mine.

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That bridge is a cheapo one, why replace the BBOT with a different BBOT if it’s actually A Tokai? 

bitsa - neck might be recent Chinese tokai

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3 hours ago, Geek99 said:

That bridge is a cheapo one, why replace the BBOT with a different BBOT if it’s actually A Tokai? 

bitsa - neck might be recent Chinese tokai

or it might be anything...

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