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"Lawsuit" Acoustics?

 
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willivory
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2002 5:45 am    Post subject: "Lawsuit" Acoustics? Reply with quote

Just curious. Did Tokai make 70/80's acoustics that paralleled their Les Paul and Strat replicas in quality and sound, and were fairly representative of models of another USA-made company like Martin? You seem them advertised that way on eBay every now and then and are very inexpensive.

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luis
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2002 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,Tokai did and do acoustic guitars "a la" Martin.Mr. Shoei Adachi-Tokai president- learnt how to make them.He was in the factory when he was young.There is a special departament in Tokai for research and investigation that includes acoustics. About quality there are several numbers-see catalogues-the higher the number,the better.See Peter Mac,s post about acoustics and look for a japanese web page on links.
An interesting question would be how to compare older models(pre-82) to newer(82-02).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2002 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luis: What happened in 1982 that would make a change in the production of guitars? Did the factory move locations, or get bought by another company and keep the name? What's the true story?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2002 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I don,t think so.I noticed model,s name changed so I am only suppossing that dating.I was trying to make a comparission to electrics(as model,s name changed to higher figures,but quality was the same).I think Tokai acoustics are gems.
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