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1980s Tokai Breezysound TTE-55 Vintage Electric Guitar Olympic White 100% Original, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1980s Tokai Breezysound TTE-55 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Made in Japan circa 1983, this vintage guitar is a faithful, high-quality spin on the classic Fender Tele platform. The tonewood complement consists of an alder body, maple neck, and a rosewood fretboard, delivering a balanced and smooth natural acoustic quality. The original TE-Vintage Mk. II single coil pickups have a bell-like clarity and snap in the neck position, chewy twang at the bridge, and a chiming, focused sound with both pickups engaged. Weighing 7lbs 10oz, this Tokai has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve at the nut with well-rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, gaining additional heft further up the fretboard, measuring .795” deep at the 1st fret and .975” at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard has a vintage-spec 7 1/4” radius and retains the stock slender fretwire. The frets have good meat, showing moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-12 that becomes progressively lighter as it approaches the octave. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The bone nut measures 1.650” (42mm) in width. The headstock sports a vintage T-Style shape and mid-80s Tokai waterslide decal, and the original Deluxe single-line Kluson-style tuners turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch. The original small “55” sticker is present above the four-bolt neck plate, denoting both the model number and original price of this guitar when sold new (¥55,000).

On the body, the stock electronics work as they should, with cloth-covered leads, full-size Noble pots and a green chiclet tone cap. The pickups are governed by a three-way pickup selector switch and Master Volume and Tone knobs. The flat-topped knobs, control plate, and bridge have bright chrome plating, and the bridge has a six-saddle design, ensuring accurate intonation. The three-ply black pickguard rounds out the plastics.

The Olympic White finish has a lightly yellowed clear coat, and cosmetic wear includes a few small chips and dings largely relegated to the back and lower bout body edge. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

A gigbag is included.