Up for sale, 1982 Tokai Breezysound TE55-N electric guitar in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Made in Japan and a very early iteration of the Breezysound platform, this vintage guitar is a faithful, high-quality spin on the classic Fender Tele "Blackguard" platform. Featuring a premium ash body and a one-piece maple neck, this guitar truly delivers on its promise of classic Tele power and cut with the midrange heft and note attack inherent in the tonewood complement. Fat and throaty in the neck position, and offering chewy twang at the bridge via the flat pole alnico magnet single coil, this guitar covers all of the critical Tele bases. Weighing 7lbs 6oz, this Tokai has been professionally setup here at Mike and Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, spot-on intonation, and low action.
The one-piece maple neck has a medium C shape at the nut with modest shoulder, filling out with more chunk as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret and .990" at the 12th. The maple fretboard features a 7 1/4“ radius, and the stock vintage-spec fretwire has good height and meat, showing light uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-2, with wear extending further up the fretboard beneath the plain strings. The guitar plays easily in every register with a straight neck and responsive truss rod, and the parameters are familiar to any Fender fan with a 25 1/2" scale length and 1 11/16“ nut width. The Tokai Breezysound waterslide decal is in great shape, and the headstock retains the original Deluxe-branded Kluson-style tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
All of the electronics work as they should, with stock potentiometers wired to the factory installed single coil pickup pair. The Tokai-embossed bridge has individual string saddles for optimal intonation, and the chrome hardware shows light surface patina on the bridge base and control plate. The body has a transparent Butterscotch finish that showcases the wood grain of the ash, accented by a one-ply black pickguard. Cosmetic wear includes scuffing in the pick path, light marks and scuffs mostly relegated to the perimeter of the body, and buckle worming central to the back. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is pristine.
A gigbag is included.