- Jan 27, 2013
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I'd entertain a p90 hollowbody or another 335-type trade, but probably can't add cash. I need a slightly smaller neck than this one. My fingers are too short!For sale is my Tokai ES-130 SR guitar. Upgrades include locking Kluson style tuners, Creamtone "Bonnamassa" bridge and Stew-Mac Parson Street PAF humbuckers (Alnico II).
When I got this guitar, I was going to swap the pickups out since they are "budget" PAFs, but they have a terrific, clear sound with the excellent low-end thump and soft compression of a great es-335. They really responded well once I set them up.
Now to the neck...it's definitely on the bigger side. I measured this out at .8665" depth at the 1st fret, 1.047" at the 12th. The neck is 42.35mm wide at the 1st, and 51.98mm at the 12th. It feels close to the Gibson 50's rounded neck shape. It has a strong taper up to the 12th fret but is nice and round with good shoulder the entire length. Note that it is a 1 5/8th nut width, but truthfully you can't feel it. The neck is nice and straight, and I've rounded the binding to give it a nice played-in feel. I've also knocked down the finish with 0000 steel wool on the back of the neck to help in that aspect as well. It can still be polished up if desired (and will do so with play as well).
The guitar weighs 7 pounds, 10.9 ozs. It will ship with standard case with red velvet interior and original hangtag.
Guitar is very clean with basic light surface scratches from use. No large dents or dings except a little bit on right of front headstock as shown in pics. If you have any questions at all please let me know and thanks for looking!
$1300 PayPal and shipped to US48
Trades: Cool reverb pedals (Dark World, Meteore, Oceans 11). I really need to cash out, so no guitar/amp trades at this time.