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leegold
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Tokia availability Reply with quote

This question has to asked often - please link me to answer if necessary. It may be a a "sensitive" question though:

If one lives in the US then how goes on get Tokai guitars? Who are the major retailers?


If I want a USG 60 C.H. - understandably this is probably not carried by US retailers. Do I buy from an "overseas" retailer who'll ship it?

Are there restrictions?


Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will probably have the best luck finding em on ebay. They also pop up occasionally on member classifieds sections of guitar web forums. You will not find any brand new models with the "lawsuit" headstock at retailers. You may find a used one though, but it fairly uncommon to find them at the major retailers.

If you have to import them, you MAY wind up paying customs duties as well. Shipping from Japan in itself is around $120 from most Japanese sellers.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is one on ebay/uk right now,but i dont know ,he will ship it overseas.
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280253135484&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a Japanese one? I assumed it's Korean as the seller doesn't mention country of origin.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a MIJ one, well it has the Japanese truss rod cover, i'd say a 2000's model.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? Unwise of the seller not to mention that fact - or show the MADE IN JAPAN writing in one of the pics. He might have got more than ?232 if he had sold it better.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you see some really poor descriptions on ebay and i'm sure they are doing themselves out of some good money...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course there's always the possibility that the TRC has been changed and it went for more than it was worth!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Tokai availability? Reply with quote

Aside from eBay, are there any established Japanese vendors tha ship new guitars overseas like Ishibashi does for Edwards, etc.?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai availability? Reply with quote

geodr wrote:
Aside from eBay, are there any established Japanese vendors tha ship new guitars overseas like Ishibashi does for Edwards, etc.?


On eBay, there are also Japanese dealers and collectors that ship internationally:

http://myworld.ebay.com/bluzey_guitars
http://myworld.ebay.com/apollon-saty2004
http://myworld.ebay.com/hisashi0731
http://myworld.ebay.com/koiz-guitar
http://myworld.ebay.com/mijsixstringskatana
http://myworld.ebay.com/seikosuru2003
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't dealt with him directly, but chingo123 is a well regarded dealer as well, I believe:

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/chingo123
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:
I haven't dealt with him directly, but chingo123 is a well regarded dealer as well, I believe:

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/chingo123


Absolutely (sorry for the omission). He's got a decent ST60 for sale with E pups and not a bad price.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai availability? Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
http://myworld.ebay.com/koiz-guitar




Are you sure ... ????? The Samurai with his really overprized offers and his strange approach here ????

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcus,you forgot another highly respectated seller.
http://myworld.ebay.com/mijguitar/

Volker


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai availability? Reply with quote

tudor wrote:
Are you sure ... ????? The Samurai with his really overprized offers and his strange approach here ????

Roger


Well you're paying for entertainment value with koiz. And he can justify his high prices by the need to pay for all the guitar lessons he's obviously had. From somebody....
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