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Are ANY Tokai acoustic decent? Like their good electrics?

 
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Mitch Malloy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Are ANY Tokai acoustic decent? Like their good electrics? Reply with quote

I played a Cats Eyes a few years ago that was the biggest piece of ^&*( I ever touched. Cheap garbage.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitch it woukld depens on the specs. Your guess is wrong and I do feel very sad when someone thinks Tokai as garbage or one of the pile brand. That?s the reason I just told about making a clear line between japanese Tokai stuff and imported.
Tokai is well know by building great acoustic guitars, in fact Adachi-san was sent to Martin which Tokai has a deal backn in 70?s.

As far as you are a well known artist in the musical bussiness, I would contact Tokai and talk them about what you are looking for. I am pretty sure they would be very glad you playing a Cat?s Eye.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in contact with them and they seem happy about it. But I haven't asked them about an acoustic yet. I wanted to ask on here first. I think what I tried was probably Chinese as it really was junk but it did say Cats eyes on it. IF i wanted a medium size body like the shape Taylor made famous what would I ask them for? I hate dreadnoughts. And Small OM size.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitch, Tokai has a special order system so I guess you would choose what you like. I am not very keen on acoustics but Adachi-san is a truly expert with Tokai team. I was lucky to see how he was teaching Tokai luthiers by accident, he himself.

Tokai is always looking for endorsement so I guess they must be happy with your request. I would be so if you knock my door if I crafted guitars for sure.

Good luck and let them guide you.
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Mitch Malloy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Luis. They are building me some special electric that they can actually export. They are designing it now. I have also requested an acoustic and they said ok. They said the electric would take time to design. But I need an acoustic right away. They make a Taylor looking acoustic it's on the UK web site. Very curious as to what kind of quality it is.

http://www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=58&category_id=11&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=31
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mitch,

If you need something MIJ quickly have a look on ebay as there's a guy on there called, I think, Little Dan - he has very nice MIJ acoustics all from the 70s and early 80s and his prices are good and feedback excellent...

best wishes,

John.
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Mitch Malloy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant find him.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's it:
http://myworld.ebay.it/little.dan0408&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID&_trksid=p3984.m1543.l2533

he now doesn't have items...
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Mitch Malloy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks hes out of stock I'm looking for a new guitar anyway. Acoustics have come a LONG way in just the last few years.
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