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Post by bobw » Fri Mar 15, 2002 7:47 am

I am interested in a new Tokai SG, but am having difficulty finding one in the south east of England. However can anyone tell me whether these new instrumants are manufactured in Japan or Korea?

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Post by tokaiguy » Fri Mar 15, 2002 8:28 am

They are made in both Japan and Korea, I have one of each , both are replicas of the 61-62' standard. Minor differances between them...Right now I prefer the Korean one for it's clarity. The scarf joint is at the 3rd fret on the Korean ,came with a black toggle wich I changed ,and the smaller headstock, no s/n, and the pick gaurd screws were black so I polished them and removed the paint and now they look like twins. I bought the Korean from Mike's music last year, the Japanese on I bought in japan back in 86'

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Post by james » Fri Mar 15, 2002 8:55 am

Hi Bob

Heres the list of UK stockists:

As you'll see there's not much in the South East. Theres only Rokas in Denmark Street in London ( ) - they definitly had an SG in there a few months ago.
But don't dispair as I'm sure the list isn't up to date, because Andy's ( ) in the same street has them too. I'm sure either could order one in for you if its not in stock.



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Post by james » Fri Mar 15, 2002 8:58 am

Ooops, those shop links seem to be a bit flakey. If they don't work for you, theres a full listing of all the shops in Denmark Street (aka Tin Pan Alley) here:


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Post by ned » Sat Mar 16, 2002 7:07 am

Don Mackrills link is on the links page. Check it out there.


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Post by zybernut » Sat Mar 16, 2002 9:08 am

wizard guitars have some sg tokais in their catalogue at the moment

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Post by cornelius bonobo » Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:58 am

The Oxford Guitar Gallery had 2 new Tokai SGs last week (13-03-02) going for ?599. They have other tokais too. Played one, sounds cool, buy it.

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