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Help me identify this model - possible fake tokai

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 pm
by helixmendes
Hi.
I was searching for a semi hollow body guitar, and I found online this weird (I guess) tokai model.

https://m.olx.pt/anuncio/tokai-es-160-c ... n=5&page=1

The seller claims is a mij tokai es160. I can tell just by the truss rod cover or isn't. Also, it has block inlay, in the first fret.
Can you help me identify this model? What about its value ? Could it be a real 160 Korean or China model?

Thanks very much
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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:03 pm
by brokentoes
Looks really fake in so many ways i would hate to start counting them.

Avoid
at
all
costs

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:51 am
by helixmendes
You mean like a fake tokai? (Aliexpress)? I know heritage series may look like this one, but just can't find information about it

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:11 am
by Paladin2019
That is a shocking example of fakery and fraud. There isn't even a picture of the headstock logo, just a picture of a sticker! It probably doesn't even say tokai on there. Nothing about this guitar is legit which is why there's no information anywhere.

The guitar is fake and the seller knows it. Avoid.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:08 am
by helixmendes
It ringed a lot of bells. Although I'm not a tokai expert,I knew it wouldn't be a Japanese model. The seller Is trying to deal well below the price. What's the value of a guitar like that? What's the origin? Is it aliexpress like,or Canadian fake like?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:41 am
by Paladin2019
helixmendes wrote:It ringed a lot of bells. Although I'm not a tokai expert,I knew it wouldn't be a Japanese model. The seller Is trying to deal well below the price. What's the value of a guitar like that? What's the origin? Is it aliexpress like,or Canadian fake like?
It's hard to get tell because the seller is being deliberately deceptive. I would guess a cheap Chinese no-name that's been re-badged. Don't take the risk. It's a foolish purchase at any price.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:50 am
by felixcatus
helixmendes wrote:It ringed a lot of bells. Although I'm not a tokai expert,I knew it wouldn't be a Japanese model. The seller Is trying to deal well below the price. What's the value of a guitar like that? What's the origin? Is it aliexpress like,or Canadian fake like?
Naught, to me it's about integrity.
I wouldn't even consider buying (even if it was a 'great quality, give away priced') fraudulent guitar.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:52 pm
by helixmendes
Thanks for the help guys!
I'll keep on searching.
Cheers!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:15 pm
by brokentoes
Good luck and thanks for coming here before you bought.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:46 pm
by bluejeannot
https://reverb.com/uk/item/4807416-toka ... though-red This is what the genuine article looks like.