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Tokai factory visit pics

Post by AndyTokai » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:26 am

Hello fellow Tokai lovers,

Thought I would share a few pics of my recent visit to the factory.

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Post by AndyTokai » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:28 am

lol, if anyone knows how to fix this, let me know and I'll edit it =)

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:40 pm

https://ibb.co/eVHqhn

Is that your first pic ??

If you take away the IMG at the front and back at least you'd have working links.

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Post by AndyTokai » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:51 pm

Fixed =)

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Post by felixcatus » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:01 am

Thanks for posting, I especially like the Humming bird (photo)! 8)

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Post by iainblack » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:26 am

Hi Andy, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Just looking at your shots brings back some great memories. I wonder if they ever thought about doing a working holiday where you order and build your own guitar?
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Post by brokentoes » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:59 am

Wonderful !! I love that it's still just a small family owned business.

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Post by AndyTokai » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:45 pm

brokentoes wrote:Wonderful !! I love that it's still just a small family owned business.
Yeah, that as well as how small it is and how relaxed the working environment seems to be came as a nice surprise. Lovely place.

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Post by AndyTokai » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:49 pm

iainblack wrote:Hi Andy, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Just looking at your shots brings back some great memories. I wonder if they ever thought about doing a working holiday where you order and build your own guitar?
That would be unreal, and I'd love to do it someday. I was also wondering if they might do internships, but didn't think to ask.

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Post by 3rdstone » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:59 am

Great post, thanks for sharing. If I ever wind up in Tokyo (which I really would love to), I'd definitely try to find time for that factory tour.
iainblack wrote:I wonder if they ever thought about doing a working holiday where you order and build your own guitar?
That's an amazing idea.
brokentoes wrote:Wonderful !! I love that it's still just a small family owned business.
Agreed, truly fascinating and rare these days.
"What, another one? But for God's sake why, they all look the same?!!"

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Post by luis » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:18 am

Love the pics thanks Andy! It is a shame I lost mines other than the ones in the reporting in the forum on 2002 September 6th http://www.tokairegistry.com/tokai-info ... -tour.html

Factory is what you see, no more no less.Far from a big high production one.

Great rememberings and a great time I had there. I am sure I will return there someday, don't know when.....

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Post by AndyTokai » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:30 am

luis wrote:Love the pics thanks Andy! It is a shame I lost mines other than the ones in the reporting in the forum on 2002 September 6th http://www.tokairegistry.com/tokai-info ... -tour.html

Factory is what you see, no more no less.Far from a big high production one.

Great rememberings and a great time I had there. I am sure I will return there someday, don't know when.....
Hi Luis! Thanks for the link - really cool report! I could tell by reading it that you got the same magical kind of vibe I got when I was there. Mr. Adachi is very kind and hospitable, and it's so great to see that our guitars came from a small, family owned workshop. It gave a whole new meaning to my Tokais. Cheers!

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Post by AndyTokai » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:33 am

3rdstone wrote:Great post, thanks for sharing. If I ever wind up in Tokyo (which I really would love to), I'd definitely try to find time for that factory tour.
brokentoes wrote:Wonderful !! I love that it's still just a small family owned business.
Agreed, truly fascinating and rare these days.
Highly recommended if you have time for a day trip from Tokyo!
As for family owned businesses, they still very much exist here in Japan - seeing small craftsman shops still scattered about the place is one thing that fascinated me when I first got here. Hopefully it stays that way!

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Post by Harima_San » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:36 pm

It looks like the time never started to run, and everything stayed frozen in the 1970's. It's dusty, unglamurous looking, but they can do incredible guitars in those rooms.

In a certain way, it's anti-marketing in it's best form.

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