Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

ES Models
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Guitars
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BluesFan
Plucker


Joined: 13 Jul 2008
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: ES Models Reply with quote

I have been playing Epiphones for the last 10 years (LP Standard and Sheraton II) but now want to move up to a Japanese Tokai ES. Having looked around the internet I am a bit confused by the various models. There seems to be ES100, ES110, ES120, ES130 and ES135. Could someone please explain the differences or point me to a site that does this. I live in the UK so would like to know what models are available here. Thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AlanN
Guitar God


Joined: 06 Oct 2007
Posts: 1070
Location: Lancashire, UK

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They follow the price of the guitar at its release: the 130 cost 130,000 yen. In 200...3?, this was the top end of their models; with inflation by 2006 it was the 155 (which cost 155,000 yen) etc. Construction and materials are higher end the more expensive you go.

Tokai UK can order what you want (including an ES175 which I believe is the new top-end model, but could be wrong), but you'll pay through the nose for it. I'd look for a good second hand guitar on eBay or in the classifieds section here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8764
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll also pay alot for an older one of superior quality - like this 1981 first year issue ES100 J. This is only the second one that I've ever seen (J for jazz model - different pickups than the R rock model). I bought the first one and will never sell it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110270586651&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=001
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tudor
Guitar God


Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 1542
Location: AC - Germany

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
You'll also pay alot for an older one of superior quality - like this 1981 first year issue ES100 J. This is only the second one that I've ever seen (J for jazz model - different pickups than the R rock model). I bought the first one and will never sell it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110270586651&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=001


Wow ... very nice ... prices ...
... but the guitar is a gem... !!!
Roger
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8764
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tudor wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:
You'll also pay alot for an older one of superior quality - like this 1981 first year issue ES100 J. This is only the second one that I've ever seen (J for jazz model - different pickups than the R rock model). I bought the first one and will never sell it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110270586651&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=001


Wow ... very nice ... prices ...
... but the guitar is a gem... !!!
Roger


Yeah the price will make you flinch but I would put this guitar up against any Gibson ES335 in terms of build quality and tone.

Also, for overseas buyers, the soft dollar offers a decent buying opportunity.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
brokentoes
Guitar God


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 1226
Location: Bronte by the Sea, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Tokai Reply with quote

If you have that kind of cash I would definitly buy it, 'ell i I had that kind of cash i'd buy it. I play an epiphone version of this guitar, even right down to the tobacco sunburst finish, but an '81 jazz version tokai - Hell it's an es-335 players wet dream.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8764
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't resist:






Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnA
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Posts: 4176
Location: Leicester UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Marcus!! Just looking at the pictures make me want one
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
settebello
Guitar God


Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Posts: 1241
Location: France

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bon app?tit.



This is the sister of Marcus jazz,a '81 ES100R and the serialnumbers are very close.

Volker
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stratman323
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Alan - show the new guy why gentlemen prefer blondes.

Mike
Back to top
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8764
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 settebello She's a beauty.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
brokentoes
Guitar God


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 1226
Location: Bronte by the Sea, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Dirty pin-up pics Reply with quote

Nice, I've got wood.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
AlanN
Guitar God


Joined: 06 Oct 2007
Posts: 1070
Location: Lancashire, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you insist, Mike!

Though Mike is most correct in insisting that gentlemen prefer blondes, the company of this delightful pair of redheads would be most rude to decline.





Last edited by AlanN on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:10 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
brokentoes
Guitar God


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 1226
Location: Bronte by the Sea, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Stir - fry Reply with quote

Oh man those are to die for, how does the greco compare ?????
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
AlanN
Guitar God


Joined: 06 Oct 2007
Posts: 1070
Location: Lancashire, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an utter stunner. I've only had her a week or so, and she's quickly become my weapon of choice when I reach into Guitar Corner (my wife's nomenclature, not mine!). Light bodied, with a deliciously woody tone; superb response when slathered in dirt too.

I think I should stop calling guitars "she" while talking about slathering them in dirt. It can't be healthy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Guitars All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group