Is this a real Tokai?

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Is this a real Tokai?

Post by aroomstudios » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:16 am

I have never seen anything like this before. With the "tokai gakki co ltd" stamp on the guitar.


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This is very strange. Have any of you guys seen a tokai like this before? I have no interest in buying it but it is just very strange. The carve of the neck looks different also. This seems like a fake to me.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o382924690

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Re: Is this a real Tokai?

Post by brokentoes » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:43 pm

I saw that one too and wondered... the routing also looks a bit off. I wondered if it could be from the Custom Shop but i've never seen any come out of there with that logo. The serial however looks dead correct for Tokai ...

It is a wonder. I've never seen another.

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Re: Is this a real Tokai?

Post by HAMAMATSU » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:14 pm

8) this guitar looks like a semi-ordered model made by the tokai custom system. around 2014, there were many options for the semi-ordered guitars by the tokai custom system. the semi-order is the special order guitars with the spec options chosen by the customers. its the tokai-japan's premium service that exists today too. its not completely the one-off custom-made by the custom shop/master builders but with the optional specs that the customers choose. the application for this service is on their GUITAR-SHOP site.
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Re: Is this a real Tokai?

Post by HAMAMATSU » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:17 pm

https://theguitarshop2.jp/custom/

8) the application form for the semi-ordered guitars by tokai custom service.
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Re: Is this a real Tokai?

Post by aroomstudios » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:38 am

I have ordered three custom guitars from Tokai before. Direct from Shohei Adachi. I get the guitars really custom when I order them. Like abalone or MOP inlays. Special types of wood etc. Is there a difference with that (semi-ordered model, made by the tokai custom system. around 2014) and these:

https://theguitarshop2.jp/gallery/

2 of the 3 guitars I have ordered are are on that gallery.

Or do you mean custom like a ls540? Or something on Tokais complete top of the line.

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Re: Is this a real Tokai?

Post by HAMAMATSU » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:58 am

8) yours are also from this tokai semi/custom order service but you get more options than the regular customers because you are a direct customer of the tokai CEO. LS540~320 are not the custom order guitars but the limited quantity guitars made by the requests by the customers.
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