Electric Bass Guitar

Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case

Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case
Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case

Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case

You're looking at my original Japanese made 1984 Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass in a naturally aged white finish. It's appreciating in value and has a cool factor the modern competition can't match. It comes with a hard case that is tatty but solid. It looks like it might be original 80s too.

The Hard Puncher is obviously Tokai's take on the classic Fender P-Bass. My example feels, plays and sounds like an boss early 70s Fender. The neck and body finish has the appearance of aged nitrocellulose but I doubt it is. That said, the finish has the sunken into the wood grain vibe on the back of the bass. Regardless of what the finish is, it looks super cool.

The bridge and machine heads have been swapped for high quality Schaller replacements. I don't have the originals but classic spec examples are easily sourced. The electrics and pickups appear original. Weighing in at 9 pounds this Hard Puncher plays like a dream.

The rosewood fingerboard and frets are in excellent condition. Tuning stability is rock solid. There are some dents in the body, plus a couple on the back of the neck. Considering this thing is nearly 40 years old it's looking seriously good. I originally thought the serial number dated this bass to 1981.

The "lawsuit" Fender style headstock shape and logo also mark this out as a slightly later example - around 1984. The headstock shape of Tokai guitars and basses was modified in 1985 to appease Fender. Summing up, this is a pro standard P-Bass design that was so good it forced Fender to up its game. It's currently strung with flat wound strings. It sounds killer, plays like a dream, and comes in the coolest finish.

This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "trashabilly" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  • Body Type: Solid
  • Size: 4/4
  • Bundle Description: Ampeg BA-108 Amplifier
  • Custom Bundle: Yes
  • Body Colour: White
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Set Includes: Amplifier
  • Brand: Tokai
  • Series: Classic
  • Handedness: Right-Handed
  • Type: Electric Bass Guitar
  • Model Year: 1984
  • Performance Level: Professional
  • String Configuration: 4 String
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Model: Hard Puncher
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

Killer 80s Japanese Tokai Hard Puncher P-Bass. The Coolest Finish! With Case