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Reputable Tokai Dealers?

 
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Jamin'D
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reputable Tokai Dealers? Reply with quote

Any trusted dealers selling Tokai guitars?
I understand most are in Japan but I had a bad experience buying an Edwards LP described as new off a Japanese seller on ebay. It showed up with twist in the neck and was unrepairable after being inspected by local tech. The seller did however accept the return and covered shipping but it was a headache.
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Reputable Tokai Dealers? Reply with quote

Jamin'D wrote:
Any trusted dealers selling Tokai guitars?


Where are you located?
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Jamin'D
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toronto, Canada
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then I think @brokentoes would be the man to consult, maybe send him a PM if he doesn't reply here?
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J.E.M.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short answer is no, there are no authorized dealers who could order from Tokai Japan.
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Jamin'D
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
Ok so better off to try online then.
Any Japanese sellers that members had luck with?
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no actual dealers of Tokai's in Canada, they can be found here though, the amount of fake ones unfortunately far outweigh the actual real ones. Good deals can be had sometimes though when a real one pops up. The sellers of Japanese guitars on forums i've found to be the best places to get one when not found locally.

There's a real one on ebay outta sask. right now. No affiliation.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokai-LS173-VF-Guitar/173024657413?hash=item284912c005:g:gw8AAOSwiBJaLKoi
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That one went for a little over $700 U.S. shipped in Canada. Not a bad deal.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brokentoes wrote:
That one went for a little over $700 U.S. shipped in Canada. Not a bad deal.


Not bad at all, I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To give a perspective, if i bought that one i't would cost me $920 CDN shipped to my door.

A used Gibson standard (lower spec than that Tokai) would run $2000. I don't even wanna know what a equal spec Gibson equivalent would run.
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Jamin'D
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody scored a great deal. I would have bid myself but bad timing. So even with shipping that Tokai LS 173 came in at under a grand.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do pop up in Canada from time to time. You just have to be ready and have a little luck on your side. Happy hunting.
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