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Where is the best place to get a Tokai guitar in Canada?
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Skunizzi
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:20 am    Post subject: Where is the best place to get a Tokai guitar in Canada? Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I am a big fan of Tokai guitars and already own 2 of them which I love. I got lucky and bought both of them locally on the used market and got pretty good deal on both of them.

Unfortunately besides E-bay finding a Tokai for a decent price is getting harder every year. The exchange rate from the US is not getting any cheaper as well.

Does anyone know of a dealer or distributer located in Canada?

i really would like to know.

Thanks
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cashcow
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a guy in Pennsylvania that can get Breezies and Goldstars at very reasonable prices. I got a brand new Breezy for 750.00 delivered to my front door. He can't import and LP copies.


https://drowninginguitars.com/store/new-tokai-guitars/




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lemmy loud
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a LP Custom copy from a guy on Reverb.
Music Express Canada.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That dealer is well known for Tokai fakes...
Ask for Tokai COA (Certificate of Authenticity)
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lemmy loud
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a search on them and nothing came up about them dealing in fakes, or anything at all, actually. Do you have any info or can point to a thread, specifically? The only other articles about Canadian fakes I can find say the fakes are top quality ones spec'd by the dealer.
The reason I ask is that the the headstock doesn't have the dimple Traditionals are supposed to have, and some other minor things that are not mentioned in the catalogue.
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos or the Reverb link would help
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Do you have any info or can point to a thread, specifically?


http://www.tokaijapan.com/
See below "Important notice"

Still doubts?
e-mail to Tokai Japan. They will confirm it!
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure none of his guitars are MIJ Tokai's. Made in China.
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lemmy loud
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://reverb.com/item/1314946-tokai-love-rock-custom-black-electric-guitar-new-with-hard-case


Here is the listing. I know I'm getting a Chibson, and Ok with that.
I had a real one in the 70s, so it's a nostalgia purchase because I
won't do 4500.00 for a guitar. I think the listing had incorrect info.
But the Traditionals I saw in a Chinese Tokai dealer catalogue have
a dimpled headstock. The Vintage models don't. The listing says
mahogany neck with no headstock joint either. I'm a little skeptical.
We'll see . . .
If Chinese Tokais are not considered real Tokais, Sorry to waste your time.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't call that a chibson, because nowhere does it say "Gibson" on it at all. Made in China Tokai's are still Tokai's as far as i know. Your listing seems to indicate by the serial number and 3 screw truss rod cover a 2008 Made in China Tokai custom style guitar. Which model it is i'm afraid i can't say because i don't have any experience with the non-Japanese Tokai's. Hope your guitar turns out to be a sweet one !!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2008 chinese LS do not have mahogany body and neck, but basswood body and maple neck

This one should be an ALC 50
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lemmy loud
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you guys. I know Les Paul copies, especially Asian, don't
get a lot of respect, but I don't care about that stuff, I hope its
an OK guitar. I'm pretty much happy playing anything. I'll post
a review when I get it, which should be tomorrow or Friday.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you got the chops, you'll get the respect. Don't worry.
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zbillster2
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lemmy loud sent you a PM ... I just got a black Tokai LP Custom from the exact same listing in Reverb.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes !! I hope you know they are fake Tokai's.
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