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Famous Guitarist using Tokai

Post by Brian_C » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:09 am

I don't know if this is the right place for post a question like this, if so sorry.

Any how, we all know Tokai make some stunning guitars, can people tell me of any famous artists/guitarist that use Tokai - picture links would be good.

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:26 am

Okay, I'll start it off.... Here's Joe Walsh playing a Love Rock:

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:38 am

Couldn't be stuffed looking for pics as this has been covered before but ZZtop's guitarist uses Tokai, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Fripp and as Marcus said, Joe walsh...

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:46 am

leadguitar_323 wrote:Couldn't be stuffed looking for pics as this has been covered before but ZZtop's guitarist uses Tokai, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Fripp and as Marcus said, Joe walsh...

Mick
Here's Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) with his Love Rock:

http://guitarfixation.com/images/pic/bi ... kai_ad.jpg


SRV on the Tokai catalog. Never seen him actually playing one:

http://www.flyingvintage.com/gcmag/graphics/tsrv.JPG

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Post by stratman323 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:52 am

marcusnieman wrote:SRV on the Tokai catalog. Never seen him actually playing one:

http://www.flyingvintage.com/gcmag/graphics/tsrv.JPG

I think the SRV link is a myth. He may have held a Tokai once, but I held a 64 Strat once - didn't mean that I owned it or even really played it!

The Billy F. Gibbons connection is genuine enough though.

In the UK, former Paul Lamb band guitarist Johnny Whitehill played a Sunburst Goldstar, & Otis Grand's gold Strat is actually a re badged Tokai.

In the US, it's been reported on here that Junior Watson's Goldtop with P90s is actually a re badged Tokai as well.

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:55 am

INXS guitarist, Kirk Pengelly played a Tokai Talbo. I had an article in the 80's in an Aussie guitar mag and it was an interview with SRV and he was singing the praises of his Tokai strat, could have been all advertising blurb but i suppose we will never know... :wink:

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Post by Diamond » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:35 am

'Famous' guitarists are endorsed/paid by the big name guitar companies.

Tokai doesn't endorse/pay "famous" guitarists, so that's why the they don't use Tokais.

Let's put it this way, every 'famous' guitarist who's endorsed by Gibson, might as well play a Tokai, because a stock Tokai = the Gibson Custom Shop.

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Post by Ozeshin » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:05 pm

In the US, it's been reported on here that Junior Watson's Goldtop with P90s is actually a re badged Tokai as well.
My bruthuh from anuthuh mutha 8)

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:31 pm

Ozeshin wrote:
In the US, it's been reported on here that Junior Watson's Goldtop with P90s is actually a re badged Tokai as well.
My bruthuh from anuthuh mutha 8)
8)

Junior also plays (and endorses) a Dillion goldtop

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Post by iainblack » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:55 am

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Post by jtwang » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:40 am

stratman323 wrote:In the US, it's been reported on here that Junior Watson's Goldtop with P90s is actually a re badged Tokai as well.
I've read that too. I'm really curious where this information comes from.

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Post by togps » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:21 pm

Matt Scofield



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Post by jtwang » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:10 pm

togps wrote:Matt Scofield
Killer player. I have to admit he's one of the main reasons I got my ES135.

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Post by Jockai » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:53 pm

my owner uses Tokai Guitars ...and thoroughly recommends them ...

I love him because he gives me sausages

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