Saturday, December 24, 2016

Strats...I've had a few

MIJ strats. 

Here are a few of the ones I have had over the past couple of years. Some great Grecos, Tokas and Bacchus guitars along with a Fernandes and a very cool Aria Pro II Jeff Beck Model. 

Tokai ST-80 1980


Tokai ST-50 1980

Aria Pro ST-600 Jeff Beck Model

SE-500 Spacey Sound. One of the best Grecos I have ever played.

The "lowly" SE-450 Spacey Sound with case and original paperwork.

1979 SE-500 Super Sounds, just before the Super Real line came out.

1980 SE-600 Super Sounds.

Late 1981 SE-500J Jeff Beck Model. Mint condition but with a thin neck :-(

A refin project for a 1979 SE-600J Jeff Beck model

Greco's version of "The Strat". Super Sounds SE-600 perhaps?

Tokai Goldstar ST-50. 

A well-played 1979 SE-800J Jeff Beck model coming in at 10 lbs

Very nice Bacchus Strat. It has the Vintage-style decal but a modified headstock with the truss rod adjustable from the headstock. All-nitro finish. 

Lower-model "Limited Edition" Fernandes.

Minty SE-450 with changed knobs and pickup covers.

Tokai Custom Edition with flame maple veneer and gold hardware.

Tokai ST-70 version of Fender's "The Strat"


  1. Fantastic collection. I own 7-8 MIJ guitars and I love them all. Greetings from Norway.

  2. There are so many great MIJs out there it is hard to keep a collection small. I still have 6 strats left and can't figure out which one I would sell if I had to.
    Cheers from Canada!

  3. Great collection and wonderful pictures. I have 4 MIJ strats no American ones. My 1979 Greco SE500 Two-tone Super Sound Sunburst Strat could be the twin to yours. Simply a beautiful instrument. Love these blogs!