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Having gone down the rabbit hole of TV yellow juniors recently and reading more about non-Gibson versions than I care to admit... I will share my thoughts:

Looks new-ish to me. Unlikely vintage MIJ.
Finish has visible grain in it...that basically rules out any Orville/ObG, Greco, Burny, Tokai that I have ever seen
Might be an Edwards like mine but the bridge/tailpiece isn't at the correct angle or distance for that

So I reckon it's an odd-ball, like a Nav or a Combat that I've never seen before!
The celluloid inlays and slightly elongated control cavity stand out as well....
 

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Having gone down the rabbit hole of TV yellow juniors recently and reading more about non-Gibson versions than I care to admit... I will share my thoughts:

Looks new-ish to me. Unlikely vintage MIJ.
Finish has visible grain in it...that basically rules out any Orville/ObG, Greco, Burny, Tokai that I have ever seen
Might be an Edwards like mine but the bridge/tailpiece isn't at the correct angle or distance for that

So I reckon it's an odd-ball, like a Nav or a Combat that I've never seen before!
The celluloid inlays and slightly elongated control cavity stand out as well....
Luthier built.
 

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Having gone down the rabbit hole of TV yellow juniors recently and reading more about non-Gibson versions than I care to admit... I will share my thoughts:

Looks new-ish to me. Unlikely vintage MIJ.
Finish has visible grain in it...that basically rules out any Orville/ObG, Greco, Burny, Tokai that I have ever seen
Might be an Edwards like mine but the bridge/tailpiece isn't at the correct angle or distance for that

So I reckon it's an odd-ball, like a Nav or a Combat that I've never seen before!
The celluloid inlays and slightly elongated control cavity stand out as well....
Interesting. I had a yellow Tokai DC Jr. a few years ago that had visible grain.

No idea what year or model it was, I bought it used for not much money, and kinda loved it - it was so lively! - but didn't get along with the neck that well, plus it fedback in piano keys rather than guitar keys.

A not very good photo:
 

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Yes I know what you mean. I meant the pore filler is applied in a certain way on vintage correct finishes... Just different. Nice Tokai though!
 

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Okay, I'll play. This one has some mystery to it. Luthier unknown. Perhaps it was a child. The inner bouts go in slightly more than your normal LP. The board radius is also flatter than normal. Crazy wide headstock. Finished in nitro with a small amount of checking. Plays and sounds like a keeper. Don't know what that acoustic bridge thing is about. I need a o0mobius0o transfer for the headstock.



 

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I had this one made 5 years ago.
Vintage Relic. They did a LTD run. Then no more wood.
Had it made as new from factory. Im a bull in a china shop, and dont need to relic, or age a guitar any faster that what Im going to put it through.

Wood from the 50s. Honduran/Brazilian/Maple
8.1lbs Nonweight Relieved
Era correct Binding/Inlays
Built from Bartlett plans, and the averages from the book, Beauty of the Burst.
They let me choose neck profile, and frets.
.92-1.02 neck
6230 Vintage Small-Strat Type frets.
Tom Holmes H450/H455 Pickups
Pigtail Bridge Assembly
NOS BB Caps. .015-.022
Gotoh SD510 Mag Lok Gears.. Kluson type/Tulip Buttons
Mojoaxe Guard/Backplates
Historic Makeovers V/T-Truss Rod Cover, R/T Ring, Switch Tip
Throbak M69 Rings
PLEK Joe Glaser... Been back a couple times now. Neck has been super stable.


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