335 modles

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justin
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335 modles

Post by justin » Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:01 pm

Hello,

Can anyone give me some more info on the 335 Tokai copies?

Are they really as good as the originals? Same/different feedback issues?

What are the differences in the models?

Any information anyone has would be most appreciated, as info is pretty hard to come by on the net.

Cheers.
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Re: 335 modles

Post by Novosel » Wed Aug 13, 2003 6:00 pm

[quote="justin"

Are they really as good as the originals?

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Post by Schocker » Wed Aug 13, 2003 8:30 pm

I have a Tokai ES-100 made a year or so back and it is far better than any other 335-type guitar I've played, including Gibsons and the Heritage 535 models.

As someone who finds it hard to resist semi-acoustics, my advice to you is just buy one, if that's the sort of guitar that you like. The necks are great, the pick-ups top notch, the finish nothing less than you'd expect...I could go on but the point is that these are great guitars.

And they cost half what you'd pay for an inferior rival brand beast!

www.machinehead.co.uk or www.regentguitars.co.uk for more...

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Post by justin » Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:25 am

THat's great thanks,

I was thinking along the same lines actually, and it did sound good in the shop...

Have you ever gigged with the guitar? I'd expect that since it is the same/superior in most senses to the originals/other copies, then it is a totally giggable geetar?

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Post by Schocker » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:12 am

Anything you can do on another 335-type guitar, you can do on the Tokai but you'll probably have more fun in the executuion of the act... All guitar designs have their traits but I find semis to be extremely versatile in terms of sound and they suit me from a comfort point of view.

I've never suffered from unwanted feedback problems with it and I would say that a decently set-up ES would be eminently more giggable than most other similar options. If you liked it in the shop and it clicked with you, then I can't imagine you'd have any reason to be disappointed with it later on. They are great instruments!

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ES - 100

Post by PHANTOMLORD » Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:58 am

I tried out an new ES-100 recently - one of the finest guitars i've ever played - they had an idential Gibson in the shop for comparison and it was sweet too but it was ?600 more - the Tokai was overpriced at ?799 too and way out of my weekly guitar budget - I could cry/rob a bank sometimes.

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Post by Schocker » Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:27 pm

Phantom, which shop was the ES-100 in for ?799?

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Post by sneakyjapan » Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:33 pm

if you ever get a chance to try a Yamaha SA-2200 you should. I like mine so much I got rid of the Gibson Chet Tennessean I had.
The Yamaha is
a superb guitar, even though I am far from that as a player. Hope to bring out it`s full potential some day.

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335 MODELS

Post by PHANTOMLORD » Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:12 am

Schocker wrote:Phantom, which shop was the ES-100 in for ?799?
Sorry for late reply - missed this one - the shop in Birmingham used to be called Musical Exchange - on Snow Hill?

Related to this does anyone know if the 335 type models are mostly Korean and Japanese models being scarcer.

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japanese Vs Korean

Post by justin » Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:12 am

How do you tell if it is japanese or korean?

I was told in the shop that the difference between the Es100 and ES120 compared to other 335s of tokais (which were around ?300-400) were that the ES ones were japanese.

Is this true? and how would one tell the difference?

loverockerUK

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Post by justin » Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:21 am

Thanks loverocker UK! My ES100 arrived this afternoon and it was markedly the japanese one. It rules!

I am a happy boy.

loverockerUK

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Post by tokaigeezer » Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:11 am

Hey

Check out this ES-120 (if you haven't been drooling over it already) - eeeyoww!

http://www.songbirdmusic.com/torasp/odetail.asp?id=7343
Cain't take 'em with you, so you gots to play them now!

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Hardshell cases

Post by justin » Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:33 am

That's a beauty!

Does anybody know though where one can get hold of a hardshell case? mine didn't come with one :cry:

Also has anyone had any dealings with Tokai UK? They are a disgraceful company! Truly dispicable, not at all in the ethos with the product.

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