However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.The Tokai Guitar Registry was created to help identify manufacture dates and model makes of all Tokai guitars.The Japanese MIJ (Made in Japan) Squiers were made by Fuji Gen up to 1997 and the Japanese CIJ (Crafted in Japan) Squiers were made by Tokai and Dyna from 1997.
For example * "CN5" = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1995. KC/KV: KC (Korean Cor-Tek (Cort)) and KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)), the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year.
For example * "KC97" = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1997. KC and KV serial number prefixes are usually used on Crafted in Korea Squiers.
There’s little doubt that US Fenders are better than Mexicans.
That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).
To get the best possible experience, it is therefore important that you’ve done some research and decided on what kind of model you’re looking for.
In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.
For those of you that own a Tokai Love Rocks, check out the Tokai Gibson page for tips on how to identify manufacture date and model.
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