Search found 19 matches

by andrius
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokais LS160 vs LS260
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Paladin2019 wrote: In the mid-range models Tokai use sycamore veneers rather than maple so they do look a little different.
Would LS260 from 2011 be considered mid-range and use sycamore veneer?
by andrius
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokais LS160 vs LS260
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Is it just me, or are Tokai flamed maple tops not as hot as the ones on Gibson R9?

Do Tokai make guitats with ebony fretboards?
by andrius
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokais LS160 vs LS260
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Is flamed maple actually so expensive? That's an LS98 difference between those two :).
by andrius
Mon May 29, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokais LS160 vs LS260
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Tokais LS160 vs LS260

What are the differences between Tokai LS160 and LS260. Going by specifications, the only differences are capacitors and tops (LS160 is plain top while LS260 is flame). I reckon the woods used might be different, even though they are same on paper). So I wonder if anyone knows exactly what is differ...
by andrius
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai weight: LS98 vs LS260
Replies: 8
Views: 3234

Tokai weight: LS98 vs LS260

I've talked to some members here about this, so please don't take this as a sign of distrust or disrespect. I just want to get some more data on this subject. I'd like to know whether current Tokai LS260 are lighter on average than Tokai LS98. I used to own LS98 and it was pretty heavy (I tried two ...
by andrius
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai vs Gibson 1959 Reissue
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Thanks for advice! "But I can't try Tokai before buying. ". Yes, you can. Yes, but I said that to make the post less complicated. When I'm back home to try the Tokai, it will be too late for me to go back for that particular Gibson. Tokai LS98 that I used to have was uncomfortably heavy for me, con...
by andrius
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai vs Gibson 1959 Reissue
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Thanks for advice!
by andrius
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai vs Gibson 1959 Reissue
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Tokai vs Gibson 1959 Reissue

I guess most people on this forum would take Tokai instead of Gibson any time of the day. I personally have the same belief. But it seems like some people have an opinion that Gibson Reissues are actually good. So what do you guys think? Which current production Tokai model would a Gibson 1959 Reiss...
by andrius
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tokai LS vs ESP Eclipse
Replies: 3
Views: 2641

I played one, and it's alright, but unfortunately, I can't compare the quality of the craftsmanship to Tokai. But I missed the fact that it has 24 frets :)
by andrius
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tokai LS vs ESP Eclipse
Replies: 3
Views: 2641

Tokai LS vs ESP Eclipse

I know this might not be the best place for such a question, but still: do you guys think an ESP Eclipse from E-II or post-2010 Standard series is as good as Tokai LS150-160? It seems like they are in the same price category. Apart from things like ESP being not full thickness body (which is fine wi...
by andrius
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Difference in Neck thickness?
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Difference in Neck thickness?

I have tried a high-end Love Rock (LS420 or something) and I had my LS98 and LS75. They were all made about 4-5 years. The high end one felt like it had a slightly thinner neck (fretboard to back of the neck). So I wonder: is it just an anomaly (maybe because LS420 is hand-crafted?) or do all higher...
by andrius
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Stratocaster: Tokai vs ESP vs Edwards vs Fender Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 11058

Labas Andriau, First of all not all Edwards is partially made ​​in China. This I know from ESP. You probably bought your Edwards from the company where I work. We have a number of Stratocasters, as well as a few of current made in Japan Fenders with various necks. Sometimes dealers rece...
by andrius
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Stratocaster: Tokai vs ESP vs Edwards vs Fender Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 11058

(b) I don't think the radius is really anything to do with the neck thickness (though in practice, vintage radius tends to go hand-in-hand with vintage-style necks, which are often thicker). I don't think either, but most of the times I asked about comparisons of neck thickness of different guitars...
by andrius
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: AST 100
Replies: 28
Views: 7030

No AST models come with thin Vintage frets, they have medium sized frets...huge improvement over the thin Vintage frets. The necks are not chunky, they're modern C shaped with a 9.5" radius. That means they're pretty much comparable to American Standard Fender, right? Can someone confirm that's true?
by andrius
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Stratocaster: Tokai vs ESP vs Edwards vs Fender Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 11058

The USA standard Fenders normally have 1 11/16" (43mm) nuts, combined with a flatter (9.5") radius, while I think most or all of those ones you listed have the more vintage, narrower 1 5/8" (~41-42mm) nut and most have a smaller, more vintage radius too. Some people notice, and some don't. I do. :l...