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Schocker
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a joke !!
MIK Tokai's


Yes, small-minded, elitist behaviour is hilarious.
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jawilluk
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for continueing slightly off topic but I can't see how the editing of this thread has clarified the content.
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msvbvm61
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ochay wrote:
What a joke !!
MIK Tokai's




Mind clarifying that remark! I'm really surprised by some of the replies made by those of whom I thought were reasonably intelligent members of this forum.

ChuckD, sorry this is not on topic but I own 27 guitars, 5 of which are Tokais. 2 are MIJ, 1 is MIK made for the European market and 2 are MIK made for the Canadian market. The 2 MIK made for the Canadian market are dollar for dollar a good buy. The MIK from the European market is ok but definitely not as good as the others.

Well, ochay are my 3 MIK Tokais a joke?
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Donkey Oaty
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know for a fact they were once made at the Cor-Tek factory where Cort , Korean Fender and Washburns are made becasue I know someone who got a factory tour there when MIK Tokais were being built.


Inchon, South Korea


Its also the same factory where all Mighty Mite products are made ( although MM's wood is American timber sent out to the factory )

Hope that helps

Contact Details :
COR-TEK Corp.
660 Dungchon-Dong, Kangso-ku
Seoul, 157030 Korea
82-2-3361-1981 ~ 2
82-2-3661-1986, 7
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ChuckD
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey that's great info! Thanks!

But here I found a conflict in info????

http://www.mcguitar.com/ElectricGuitars.htm

It reads:

Samick = Gibson(Epiphone), Washburn, Aria Pro, Rogue, Silvertone, Abeline, Boston, Mitchell, and many more.

Cort = Fender, Ibanez, HAMER, Cort, Hohner.

Apparently Yahama has their own factory.

There is no mention of Tokai, Dillion with BC Rich above...
I have group these guitars together by distributors (Hanser Music Group). Here is their site: http://www.hansermusicgroup.com/brands.html

I read somewhere on this site that Dillion and BCRich where made together. Also I am assuming a distributor will most likely only be dealing with one factory as far as shipping etc..

Do any of the Cort guitars look like the Dillion or Tokais???
What does everyone else think?

I think I may have to try to get a tour of the Cort factory.

-ChuckD
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ChuckD
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the SME-100LP TS !!!!

http://www.kawasamy.co.kr/


That looks like a nice set-in neck I wonder what kind of wood and finish it is?
They look capable of making a Tokai for sure.

-ChuckD
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ChuckD
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are 3 more that I just came across. Not sure if they look like they would be doing Tokais but worth looking into.


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http://www.sjmusic.co.kr/main.htm

HEAD OFFICE
ROOM 219-B, Sung Chang Bldg
#60-3, 2-Ga, Choong-Moo-Ro,
Choong-Gu, Seoul 100-012, Korea
C.P.O. BOX : 3607, SEOUL PHONE
82-2-773-6307, 82-2-776-3064,
FAX : 82-2-756-8421

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http://www.rira.co.kr/index-m.html

RIRA Musical Instrument Co.,Ltd.
Nam Dong industrial complex 157B-14L,
728-14 Gozan-Dong Nam-Dong-gu Incheon, Korea
TEL : 82-32-816-9193~5
FAX : 82-32-816-9196
E-MAIL : webmaster@rira.co.kr

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http://www.unsung.co.kr/html/products.html
http://www.unsung.co.kr/html/profile.html

An, Yong Soo
+82-32-577-4171,
+82-32-577-4172,
+82-32-577-4173
223-202 Seok Nam Dong,
Soe-Ku, In-chon, Korea
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ChuckD
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.paxphil.co.kr

The PLS 900 series looks like a Gibson/Tokai knockoff but not sure about the quality.


PAXPHIL CORPORATION
#207, HYUNDAI BLDG., 982-4
SHINWOL-DONG, YANGCHEON-KU
SEOUL, KOREA
TEL : 82-2-2607-8283/4
FAX : 82-2-2607-8285
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ChuckD
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It turn out the one above is Silver Star.
"...SilverStar is the manufacturer of the Galveston brand. They're a
Korean OEM manufacturer"

http://www.unsung.co.kr/

The ULP 523 is very interesting.
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Donkey Oaty
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think production gets moved around according to demand and how busy they are.

Tokai MIK dont produce a lot of guitars compared to other brands.


I know who makes Tokai and Yamaha in China and thats Yipo. They make virtually all the Japanese brand base line models, but have been producing guitars for Yamaha for years.

There Tokais are pretty damn good as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- OT -

ChuckD,

after a few days of distance and reconsidering I came to the result that my answer on your first posting was rather overdrawn ...

I can only try to explain what let me (re-) act in that way, but it wouldn't really help actually ... I must have understood something wrong regarding the selection of answers from the outset and felt embarrassed in my freedom of expression ...
Obviously you wanted something totally different - something that I was not able to see at that moment ...

I regret my baseless offenses and apologize for my mistake in my utterances and my malpractice ...

Roger
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's quite a politically correct retraction for a free speech forum
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