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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Tokai wood sources Reply with quote

Hi ...

does anybody know something about the Tokai wood sources, especially the supply for fretboards, rosewood and ebony?

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would assume that they get their wood from Africa as far as fretboard material is concerned. I remember seeing a video from Taylor guitars that says they own the ebony coming from Africa and that is the last place on the planet to legally obtain ebony. Rosewood is probably from Madagascar. That is the best of my knowledge on the subject.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Powerguitars wrote:
I would assume that they get their wood from Africa as far as fretboard material is concerned. I remember seeing a video from Taylor guitars that says they own the ebony coming from Africa and that is the last place on the planet to legally obtain ebony. Rosewood is probably from Madagascar. That is the best of my knowledge on the subject.


Currently Tokai use rosewood from India. Mahogany come from Africa.
Recently they also have started to produce bodies from African mahogany for some guitars made ​​in China.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for responding. Good to know information. I was just trying to make an educated guess.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so far, guys ...
I have assumed they would prefer the Asian wood, because in the past they used to use the sen ash also for their Strat and Tele bodies and not an (imported) American ash.
Where did you get your information from?
I can't remember a proven information on this subject on the forum ...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tudor wrote:

Where did you get your information from?



From Tokai.

In addition.
They use Maple from Canada.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tudor wrote:
Thanks so far, guys ...
I have assumed they would prefer the Asian wood, because in the past they used to use the sen ash also for their Strat and Tele bodies and not an (imported) American ash.
Where did you get your information from?
I can't remember a proven information on this subject on the forum ...

Roger


They use Swamp Ash on their TST/AST/TTE/ATE/AJB/TJB/AJB strats, tele and bases made in Japan.
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