I might need to find someone who can work on guitars and not cost an arm and a leg. I just bought an '81 Tokai Breezysound off of ebay and it was pretty dingy. But, I think the neck is great and it's definitely resonant and sounds sweet unplugged (it's possible the strings on this were around 30 years old TOO!). She was fretting out in the upper registers so I tweaked the trussrod (50's style, pita with the screw at the bottom of the neck). It was super tight, so I opened it up and then slowly brought it back to a taught position. I also screwed around with the bridge saddle height to find a mix between useable string height and no fretting out. So, the guitar has promise for sure and I think it's worth upgrading pups and possible the innards. I'm not sure if a prewire control plate would fit correctly on an MIJ Tele though. (They fit on Fender MIJ's, not sure about this one). Anyway... it tune her up and start playing an invariably something goes out quick. It could be a mix of intonation, bad nut, old assed tuners, etc... Any ideas? The strings do "ping" a little sometimes while tuning up -- is it a nut issue? If so I'll have to take it to someone.