#1
Well, basically, I took this guitar home from school to see if I could fix it. It was hardly a difficult job, I only had to put a saddle in for the bridge off my old Strat copy. But the guitar just sounds too nice, and plays too good for me to give it back, so I'm not sure if I will or not. It's not in the best shape ever either, with lots of scratches and dings, but it's a school guitar, so who can blame 'em?

Well ladies and gents, I present to you, a Yamaha Pacifica 102S!






It's a really nice guitar, and I haven't really seen a Yamaha Pacifica Tele copy before either. Plus it's got some nice specs, I mean an alder body? That's cool. Oh and before I forget, I forgot to make a NGD for this guitar. About a month ago or whenever, I went into town just gonna try some guitars, and I was dead set on buying a Tele Deluxe, but I ended up coming home with this beast:





It's an MIK Tokai Firebird, in gold! I've never seen one in gold before, and I've looked all over the web, and I can't find one, so I'm not really sure if it's just a one off or not. It's not a refin either, cause you can still see the 'Made in Korea' writing on the back of it. It's an amazing guitar, the mini humbuckers sound amazing, and although the necks a little bit too wide for me, it just feels like one of those guitars made for me

(Oh, and sorry for the craptastic photos, I had to take them with my little netbooks camera, so it was really awkward and horrible)
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#2
Awesome guitars!!
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#4
I think that Yamaha is particularly interesting, I've never seen one like that either o.O So you've successfully jacked it? Nice work on the MiK Tokai too, what year is it?
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I think that Yamaha is particularly interesting, I've never seen one like that either o.O So you've successfully jacked it? Nice work on the MiK Tokai too, what year is it?

I think I've probably got it, the school never uses it anymore and I'm pretty sure they'll forget about it as well. It sounds amazing too, and plays great after a little work, so not really bad for a free guitar

And I'm not sure what year the Tokai is either. It hasn't got a serial number, and there's nothing else to give some clues. But the guitar is actually in mint condition and everything, it even still had the plastic over the pickups and the pickguard. I still haven't seen another one in gold, so I'm kinda hoping it's a one off thing
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#6
It's certainly a unique looking Tokai. How much did it set you back? Quite fancy it myself.
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It's certainly a unique looking Tokai. How much did it set you back? Quite fancy it myself.

£390. Probably more than it's worth I guess, but it was worth it for me. Plus, I got £110 knocked off by paying cash, so I suppose that's good I would get sound clips up, but I don't have anything to record it with.
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#8
Sometimes it's worth payin a little more to have something a bit special. I've never seen anyone with a Swing for example. Love that Tokai though, very very cool. What's the tone like?
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Sometimes it's worth payin a little more to have something a bit special. I've never seen anyone with a Swing for example. Love that Tokai though, very very cool. What's the tone like?

Really nice actually. I've never been a fan of full humbuckers to be honest, but the mini humbuckers on this are really good; they're clear, bright and clean off nicely when you take the volume down on it. I suppose the only thing I'm not too keen on is when you're on clean and on the bridge pickup, it's a bit lifeless, but I don't really like bridge pickups on clean that much. I just need to get myself a decent reverb pedal, and I'll be all set
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#10
That's true enough. The only bridge pickups on clean worth bothering with are generally low output single coils, IMO. Congrats again though, it's a great buy. Would love to see some higher quality photos if you can, too.
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i don't think it's a one-off, i tried a gold MIK tokai firebird in a shop once, too. Might be an older model, or something like that. It's a couple of years since i tried it, and it was second-hand, as far as i remember.

nice yamaha, too.
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