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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:
BTW way, this shop;

http://www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=39&category_id=16&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=31


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Quote:
Colours: All standard available and custom orders available


I don't catch this. Is it possible to custom order from Tokai?



yes the custom orders are all possible just we cant order brazillian RW
frertboard easily lately even its still used on the highest LS models.
what is tokai UK is giving us there are the custom order service
and the semi-special order service. (the options) which is only
a little modification and a little extra fee. ask tokai UK all about
that. the custom orders and the semi-special orders.






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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TOKAI JOE wrote:
yes the custom orders are all possible just we cant order brazillian RW
frertboard easily lately even its still used on the highest LS models.
what is tokai UK is giving us there are the custom order service
and the semi-special order service. (the options) which is only
a little modification and a little extra fee. ask tokai UK all about
that. the custom orders and the semi-special orders.



and can you order regular headstocks or you always get the uk dimple?
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:
TOKAI JOE wrote:
yes the custom orders are all possible just we cant order brazillian RW
frertboard easily lately even its still used on the highest LS models.
what is tokai UK is giving us there are the custom order service
and the semi-special order service. (the options) which is only
a little modification and a little extra fee. ask tokai UK all about
that. the custom orders and the semi-special orders.



and can you order regular headstocks or you always get the uk dimple?



that we sure have to ask tokai UK very strongly coz if dont then
we might just sure get the UK headstock version for most anything
coming into the UK from tokai. but maybe for the custom orders
only they will make the exceptions for us. NO that lovely tiny dimple!

for those in the UK who wants the regular headstock tokais badly
its maybe just so much easier to get it from japan directly........
from any good dealers in japan........or yahoo auction by rinkya.






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http://www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=27



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knys wrote:
I have a 2005 ls150 VF flame top I bought two months ago here in this forum. It is a Uk version from coda music I think. Are they the same guitars as the ones sold in Japan ? I know the head is slightly different.
The top is not a 3A or even a 2A, I think it is between a plain top and flame top.




seems like there have been 3 major LS150s lately..........

1........LS135/150.........plaintop japa replica class.

2........LS150/195.........figuredtop japa replica class. 2A grade figured top.

3........LS150-UK..........figuredtop UK market only high quality japa replica



@ real cool huh this the UK only LS150 figuredtop model. super spec it even has western electric wires. too maniac!





"LS150-UK"

Price: ?1 195.00
Including Case Right or left handed

Top: Carved Figured AA or AAA Flame Maple
Back: One Piece Solid Mahogany
Neck: One Piece Deep Jointed Mahogany Fixed Neck
Bridge: Gotoh Vintage Type
Tailpiece: Aluminum Vintage Type
Controls: Switchcraft Jack, Pots CTS, Oil Condenser CAP III, Western Electric Wires
Pickups: Gotoh Custom P A F or Trev Wilkinson SL
Finish: 100% Polish and Nitrocellulose Satin matt option
Colours: All standard available and custom orders available







LS150/195 figuredtop series are real cool and affordable.
the best choice!
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TOKAI JOE wrote:
Knys wrote:
I have a 2005 ls150 VF flame top I bought two months ago here in this forum. It is a Uk version from coda music I think. Are they the same guitars as the ones sold in Japan ? I know the head is slightly different.
The top is not a 3A or even a 2A, I think it is between a plain top and flame top.




seems like there have been 3 major LS150s lately..........

1........LS135/150.........plaintop japa replica class.

2........LS150/195.........figuredtop japa replica class. 2A grade figured top.

3........LS150-UK..........figuredtop UK market only high quality japa replica



@ real cool huh this the UK only LS150 figuredtop model. super spec it even has western electric wires. too maniac!





"LS150-UK"

Price: ?1 195.00
Including Case Right or left handed

Top: Carved Figured AA or AAA Flame Maple
Back: One Piece Solid Mahogany
Neck: One Piece Deep Jointed Mahogany Fixed Neck
Bridge: Gotoh Vintage Type
Tailpiece: Aluminum Vintage Type
Controls: Switchcraft Jack, Pots CTS, Oil Condenser CAP III, Western Electric Wires
Pickups: Gotoh Custom P A F or Trev Wilkinson SL
Finish: 100% Polish and Nitrocellulose Satin matt option
Colours: All standard available and custom orders available







LS150/195 figuredtop series are real cool and affordable.
the best choice!






whoever has those UK special LS150 should be quite happy!
forget about a dimple, its only a very little there in between
and tokai is tokai not gibson. the trussrod cover is way more
different from gibson one anyways so not a bad matter at all
that dimple thing. no big deal. the UK LS150 is cool no doubt!
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a dimple, it's a pimple or a nipple.

Convex, not concave.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TOKAI JOE wrote:
ganzua wrote:
BTW way, this shop;

http://www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=39&category_id=16&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=31


states that;

Quote:
Colours: All standard available and custom orders available


I don't catch this. Is it possible to custom order from Tokai?



yes the custom orders are all possible just we cant order brazillian RW
frertboard easily lately even its still used on the highest LS models.
what is tokai UK is giving us there are the custom order service
and the semi-special order service. (the options) which is only
a little modification and a little extra fee. ask tokai UK all about
that. the custom orders and the semi-special orders.







Joe, usually shops in Japan sell Tokais at a discount from prices listed on Tokai's website. If I was to order a custom directly from Tokai Japan, do you know if the price would be discounted as well or full listed price? Also, can anyone at Tokai Japan speak English well enough to enable me to make a custom order? Thanks

Jason
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:
It's not a dimple, it's a pimple or a nipple.


I don't like pimples, nipples or any other kind of protuberances in headstocks. I think it's ugly, not historically accurate and enough bulge to rest some value to the guitar. If it wasn't so, they would be sued by Gibson again.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don?t like dimples at all also.I feel them ugly but It?s for a cosmetical reason, no influence in sound but...why getting a dimpled if you can get the other? But you are not watching headstock when playing also...
If the price is much lower and money is an issue then it would be a good option,but at the same price and being lower in many cases then the choose is clear to me. I would contact the shops Tokai Joe is recomending in other posts, Mr. Furuhasi specially,he knows Tokai.

Regarding Custom Orders, I recall Guitar Universe shop(very good shop) offering them back in 2003/2004 year at a small price up....Prices were good for buyers still and the market not demanding Tokais as much as nowadays. And Cat?s Eye acoustics had a custom order system you can see in catalogs.

Ganzua, if you buy here you will get a dimpled, they depend on Tokai UK people(which did a great job bringing Tokais to Europe again,in fact I found Tokai because them and their fantastic advertisement and marketing job).Not sure if Tokai Germany have any not dimpled Love Rock at this time.....
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luis wrote:
Ganzua, if you buy here you will get a dimpled, they depend on Tokai UK people


I'm aware of this because some of them are advertising on my web However, the next thing I want to purchase from Tokai is a LS320/380/370/470 and I'm not willing to get any dimple at this price range.
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Big Willie Style wrote:
TOKAI JOE wrote:
ganzua wrote:
BTW way, this shop;

http://www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=39&category_id=16&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=31


states that;

Quote:
Colours: All standard available and custom orders available


I don't catch this. Is it possible to custom order from Tokai?



yes the custom orders are all possible just we cant order brazillian RW
frertboard easily lately even its still used on the highest LS models.
what is tokai UK is giving us there are the custom order service
and the semi-special order service. (the options) which is only
a little modification and a little extra fee. ask tokai UK all about
that. the custom orders and the semi-special orders.







Joe, usually shops in Japan sell Tokais at a discount from prices listed on Tokai's website. If I was to order a custom directly from Tokai Japan, do you know if the price would be discounted as well or full listed price? Also, can anyone at Tokai Japan speak English well enough to enable me to make a custom order? Thanks

Jason



the custom orders are friendly possible these day from basically any
good tokai dealers in japan i think. but better choose premium
dealers for that coz they know well what you want and talking about.
the waiting time so far must be 8 months to 12 months. and the price
is perhaps around $6000? you first choose your best dealer and then
give them the special order form with your custom specs. and then
they give you the quote. this is based on the list price so after that
you talk with the dealer about the discount. usually at japa stores
we get 15% to 30% discount. for the japa gtrs usually around 15%?
for the usa gtrs 30% possible especially the super store like
ishibashi. brazillian RW is still no even by the custom order i think.
"real standard" and "neo" and "pacifix" and "rockin" and some
others will do you the best i think. for the english speaking guys
availability is unknown. lately its getting alot better i think.
the good man at real standard does it as you know him already.
and the man at pacifix will do good most likely.......................







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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

guys. when you have any good questions to tokai japan
then email at this address for the person named MRS.FURUHASHI.
she is the one who does take care of all the international businesses
and only one uses english well i heard. the CEO does ok too but
he is too busy so dont bother. only mick can email him sure
always, right mick? anyways to MRS.FURUHASHI.....................


tokaigakki@hkg.odn.ne.jp





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TOKAI JOE wrote:
guys. when you have any good questions to tokai japan
then email at this address for the person named MRS.FURUHASHI.
she is the one who does take care of all the international businesses
and only one uses english well i heard. the CEO does ok too but
he is too busy so dont bother. only mick can email him sure
always, right mick? anyways to MRS.FURUHASHI.....................


tokaigakki@hkg.odn.ne.jp





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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: LS195/150/150-UK figured top. Reply with quote

TOKAI JOE wrote:
http://www.real-standard.com/stock/tokai/ls195cs/ls195cs-0817373.html

this model might be important so i do an individual post here.


Bad shop. He had an LS150 I wanted to buy, but he didn't respond to the 2 eMails I sent even though he claims that he ships internationally on his page.
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