Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

1981 Tokai Japan TTE-40 "Breezysound" Telecaster Custom Edition & new Hard Case


This guitar has now been sold


Here's quite a rare vintage guitar from Tokai Japan. The "Breezysounds" from the 80's are well known and highly regarded but this all black model is not often seen. In very good original condition it works and plays well. When it came in, I couldn't see where it said "Breezysound" on the headstock. It is written on the transfer but perhaps the colour has faded so it can only easily be seen when you hold it to the light. If you check out the gallery photos, you will see what I mean. Doing some research, it seems that in the early 80's, Tokai Japan produced some "Custom Editions" to the range including Paisley, Flowers, pointed headstock & the "All Black Rosewood" that we have here which is based on a 69 Telecaster. Once again there is an old advert in the gallery photos but the writing is unclear

The other thing I haven't seen before is the stamp on the bridge saying "FINAL PRO. SPEC." but reading up again, this appeared on all the early 80s Breezysounds. The general consensus is that these guitars are really well made & the 80s Breezysounds are the best era. 

The finish on this guitar looks to be nitro & there are some bumps dents & chips on the body. Nothing bad in my opinion & I haven't repaired any as I think they add character. All in all it's a beauty & I was lucky to pick it up



Manufacturer: Tokai

Series: Tokai Japan

Design: Telecaster

Body: Basswood/Sen Ash

Neck: Maple

Neck Construction: Bolt-on

Neck Profile: 69 "U" Shape

Fretboard: Rosewood

Scale in mm: 648

Fretboard Radius in Inches: 9.5"

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Format: Vintage

Fretboard Inlays: Dot

Nut type: Bone

Nut width in mm: 41

Pickup: SS

Weight: 3.71kg

Manufacturer pickups: Fender

Neck Pickup: TC Vintage MkII Single Coil

Bridge Pickup: TC Vintage MkII Single Coil

Switch: 3-Way

Control: Vol, Tone

Bridge: 3-Saddle String-Thru-Body Tele

Tuners: Vintage-Style

Country of Origin: Japan

Finish: High-Gloss

Colour: Black with chrome hardwear

Number of Strings: 6

Case included: Thomann Black rectangular hard case 

As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a plain black one. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (extra £12). If you prefer that, please email me for details. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £30) & I may even have an old gig bag you can have to take it away in

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping