Famous musicians who use tokai guitars?

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Post by hans-j?rgen » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:11 am

Famous in my book of blues rock Les Paul guitar players: Michael Vdelli from Perth, Australia who is on tour with Vdelli in Germany now and then. In this video he explains why his goldtop Love Rock is his "No.1 guitar". He has also modified it a bit with Grover tuners and Seymour Duncan mini-humbuckers. And he seems to have used other Tokais in the past according to that interview done for German "Gitarre & Bass" magazine.

Here are some more clips with him and his Tokai live at the Blues Garage in Isernhagen, Germany:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... luesgarage

Some of my favorites from that search list, "Going Down", "Boogie Sea", "Could Be Good" and "Stratus":





Obviously he also has or had a red Tokai Love Rock with humbuckers, but did not like it as much:

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Post by 3rdstone » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:12 pm

Damn it, I knew about Billy Gibbons and SRV, but the names popping up in this thread is more impressive that I'd ever thought. I just had to qoute Peter Mac's post, and edited it below to when he mentions the internationally guitarists.

That's one helluva list!
Peter Mac wrote:...

and Internationally endorers and/or users
Rick Neilson (Cheap Trick), Rick Danko & Earl Cate (The Band) Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), Mick Ronson ( David Bowie, Ian Hunter) Elvis Costello,
Bruce Springsteen, Rory Gallagher, Ace Frehley, Gene Parsons, Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Johnny Winter, Wilko Johnson & Norman Watt Jnr(Blockheads)
Rick Derringer, Andy Summers,

We are in good company, Gentlemen.

In the Models filmclip 'Out of Mind, Out of Sight' James freud is playing a Talbo bass.

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Post by spikeymikey » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:10 pm

Gibons - schmibbons!! Listen to THIS guy get some tone out of a Burny - anyone know what model and what year it is? Andy Latimer is a great musician and somewhat underrated.


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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:58 pm

Check out the great Nick Moss picking on this Burny SG:


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Post by Diamond » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:58 pm

Alvin Lee - signature Tokai 335.

Keep the legend alive, buy new Tokais!

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