1 Nick45 2 weeks ago I finally made teenage me a very happy boy. I've always been fascinated with Juniors but I never found one that I liked. Gibson put out the ones with the weird finish in the 2000s, or they put skinny necks on them, or they were Custom Shop models going for stupid money. I clocked on to Japanese guitar makers (Gretsch aside ) pretty late but bought a lovely Edwards P90 Goldtop a few years ago and had been on the lookout for a Jr since then. This specimen was offered on Ebay for a decent price and I went up North to buy it today. It has a bit of a history: a previous owner was very naughty and messed with the headstock in a way Gibson wouldn't find funny at all but it's a very clean job and no deal breaker for me. The very nice man I bought it from was clear that it was, in fact, a Tokai. The tinkerer also apparently tried to age the finish with the result that the guitar is more a butterscotch blonde than a TV Yellow but again did a very professional job. So yeah, I'm really chuffed! I haven't had much time to play it today but my first impression is excellent. The neck is substantial, fretwork is superb, it's nicely resonant unplugged and plugged in it's a real joy! I'll try to resist my reflex to gut and rewire it for now, but I think a different wraparound bridge might make an appearance in the near future. This was also my first experience meeting an ebayer in person and it was a really nice, socially distant encounter.