Monday, 27 August 2012

1980s Tokai Talbo Blazing Fire aluminium-bodied beauty

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Here's a proper 1980s-era Japanese-made Tokai Talbo Blazing Fire with aluminium body, and definitely not to be confused with the later Korean-made wooden bodied versions. In fact the wooden-bodied Talbo is an oxymoron, since the very name "Talbo" is a portmanteau of "Tokai ALuminium BOdy". The seller describes this guitar as playing "like a Stratocaster on steroids" and you can be sure that given the body material this guitar is going to be seriously resonant.

Currently being auctioned on eBay UK with a starting price of £499.

G L Wilson

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5 comments:

  1. Sweet, I love that headstock. I'm reshaping mine so I'm always looking for inspiration

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  2. Very nice with the body too, different enough without being freakish

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  3. A beauty and no mistake

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  4. Many seem unaware of the current state of Tokai. Although it produces budget Chinese models - the successors to their Korean line - they still produce the same top-notch Japanese made guitars in the same factory as always.

    Here's a link to the current Talbo line-up. You can see that there are two models made of wood. A bit silly I agree. But the original aluminium bodied guitars are still being produced - including the intriguing Talbo Junior.

    http://www.tokaijapan.com/talbo.html

    ...and to the Japanese site:

    http://www1.odn.ne.jp/tokaigakki/products/talbo/index.html

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  5. Thanks for that, Alan!

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