Tokai LS122 GT

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Tokai LS122 GT

Post by Nick_66 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:43 pm

Hi everyone,

Just registrered on this forum and hopefully within a week a proud owner of a Tokai LS122 Goldtop

I really wanted a Les Paul model and have always been a big fan of the Goldtop LP. A real Gibson is way to expensive for me and so I began my search for a quality Les Paul copy. First of all I discoverd the Vintage models, but the shape of the horn of the body is different. Vintage was of my list. Then Epiphone: not a fan of the headstock so Epiphone was also of my list. Then I discovered the Tokai models. A real authentic copy of the original Gibson. Even the headstock.

I first thought of buying a MIC Tokai but read a lot of good things about the MIJ Tokai. Some consider them even better then Gibson.

Read some negative stories about bad quality issues Tokai had a couple of years so I searched for more information about these Tokai MIJ LP models.

In my country there aren't many Tokai dealers and so I discovered one in Germany. Gottfried Schmid of Faber guitars. Ordered a Tokai MIJ LS122 GT this weekend with a nice Lifton case and hopefully I will receive my first Tokai next week!

A bit scary to order one without feeling, hearing and seeing one closeby but hopefully these Tokai MIJ LP are as good as they say. Gottfried send me some archive pictures of a LS122 and I must say, that guitar looks awesome!

When I receive the guitar I will post some pictures of my new guitar!

To be continued.......

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:15 am

Gottfried is a trusted forum member and a great seller - always quality pieces. Rest assured that you'll be quite happy with it. Congrats!

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Post by felixcatus » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:41 am

marcusnieman wrote:Gottfried is a trusted forum member and a great seller - always quality pieces. Rest assured that you'll be quite happy with it. Congrats!
I second that, I find Gottfried a great guy to deal with.

Congrats and welcome to the forum.

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Post by funkilius » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:29 pm

just bought same guitar from gottfreid

my third tokai.....beautiful goldtop

immaculate finishing and double boxed package

you won't go wrong!!!
I wish I could play like that !!!!!

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Post by Nick_66 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:18 pm

Hi all,

My guitar is on it's way! I am really curious about my first Tokai guitar! I really do hope these Tokai guitars are as good as they say. I am a perfectionist and hope the finish of this guitar exceeds my expectations.

I will post some pictures of it when I have received the guitar.

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Post by Nick_66 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:39 pm

Received my Tokai LS122 GT today with the Lifton case.

Openend the box and case and there she was!! WOW!!! What a beautiful guitar!

The finish is absolutely stunning! Really love the Gold finish.

Also like the Lifton case which is a must have!

Thanks Gottfried Schmid from Tokai Guitars in Germany!

I will try to post some pictures of my guitar soon!.....

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Post by brokentoes » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:32 pm

Congrats !!

The addiction is real. But it is a good one.

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:06 am

HNGD 8)

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Post by Thomas/Sweden » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:20 pm

I can't fap without pics! But I bet she is nice. :lol:

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Post by Nick_66 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:25 pm

Here are some pictures of my new Tokai guitar. Check the finishing of the headstock!

Image20180303_220352 by Nick_66, on Flickr
Image20180303_220338 by Nick_66, on Flickr
ImageP3030241 by Nick_66, on Flickr
ImageP3030240 by Nick_66, on Flickr
ImageP3030239 by Nick_66, on Flickr
ImageP3030237 by Nick_66, on Flickr
ImageP3030236 by Nick_66, on Flickr
ImageP3030232 by Nick_66, on Flickr
ImageP3030231 by Nick_66, on Flickr

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Post by felixcatus » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:44 am

Very nice (like the 'logo'), congrats. 8)

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Post by jonah65 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:43 am

Cool logo, nice guitar 8)

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Post by ibicus » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:38 am

Stunning guitar !!! Enjoy it :wink:

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:48 pm

Fantastic 57 model goldie. Nice catch - exactly I would have expected from Gottfried.

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Post by Nick_66 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:10 pm

I am very pleased with this guitar! Sounds great (even unplugged) and plays great!

On top of the headstock Tokai glued a thin layer of extra wood. With the cheaper Chinese guitars like for example Epiphone, the top of the headstock is made of one piece and painted black.

Also the nut is made of bone material.

Love the gold finish!!

I own a couple of electric guitars, but this one is now my absolute favorite!

Can't compare the finish with a Gibson (never owned one) but the finish must be on par with Gibson or maybe better?

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