Up for sale, a Tokai Talbo Woody 1 in excellent condition and in perfect working order. First introduced in 1982, the Japanese made “ Tokai Aluminum Body,” or Talbo, originally consisted of a cast alloy body with a chamber for the electronics. In 1999, the Talbo Woody was released, featuring the same double teardrop shape and features, but with a hollowed maple body instead. With a distinctive body shape and Strat-style electronics, the Woody is a finely crafted Japanese instrument, sure to turn a few heads on stage. The trio of single coil pickups are wound fairly hot and provide a range of tonal options similar to what you'd expect from your favorite Fender, with the coils governed by a five-way pickup selector switch. The bridge pickup is sparkly, while the "in-between" positions on the blade switch deliver a thinned out Strat-style quack, and the neck pickup has a harmonically rich sound with great midrange warmth, ideal for fat lead lines. The guitar also takes full advantage of the snappy attack of the maple body as well as the more airy qualities of the semi-hollow construction. Acoustically vibrant and barely noticeable on a strap at 5lbs 14oz, this Woody 1 is professionally setup here at Mike and Mike’s Guitar Bar for accurate intonation and comfortable action. The maple neck has a slender C shaped profile with limited taper up the fretboard, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and graduating to .910” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard is inlaid with pearloid snowflakes, and the original frets are pristine with perfectly rounded crowns. Also in familiar Fender territory, the scale length is a full 25 1/2” scale, and the nut measures 1 11/16“ in width, providing comfortable string spacing. The truss rod adjustment is located in a unique spot, on the treble side of the neck by the body joint, allowing for easy neck tweaks at full string tension. The slender headstock sports a set of six-on-a-side Kluson-style tuners which hold pitch well, while the body-matching blue sparkle finish is topped with a silver Tokai script logo. All of the electronics work as they should, with a five-way pickup selector and Master Volume and Tone knobs directing the three hot Strat-style single coil pickups. All of the chrome hardware has plenty of shine, and the transparent pickguard shows off the tidy wiring job in the cavity. The blue finish maintains a fresh and sparkly luster, and the bright white Talbo script is present on the treble-side cutaway. The neck profile is extremely clean overall, with only a couple tiny marks which aren't distracting to the palm. A gigbag is included. Check out our shop " Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar," and please let us know if we can answer any questions! Shipping in the continental USA will be $65, fully insured and shipped via Fed Ex Ground. Expedited shipping available for an additional fee at buyer's request. We will happily ship WORLDWIDE, but please contact us for an accurate international shipping quote before bidding or buying, as cost varies by buyer location. International orders will be declared as “merchandise,” and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. No exceptions! The customer is responsible for all taxes and duty, which may be collected upon delivery, as well as any additional charges involved with import. We have all necessary CITES paperwork in-hand to ship rosewood worldwide. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please contact us with any questions or concerns prior to bidding or buying. We require payment within 48 hours of auction end. In the unlikely event of a return, buyer pays all shipping costs. Your positive feedback and five star ratings are very important to us, and we appreciate your communication in resolving any issues!
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SaleClic specifics for: Tokai Talbo Woody 1 Electric Guitar Blue Japan Seller: mmguitarbar Reviews: 2730 Positive Feedback: 100.0% Location: Seattle, Washington Ships to: Worldwide Item: 163819118825 Body Color: Blue String Configuration: 6 String Model: Woody 1 Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed MPN: Does Not Apply Body Material: Maple Brand: Tokai Body Type: Semi-Hollow UPC: Does not apply