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Post by golfer » Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:29 pm

Does Tokai make ESP guitars? I know they (ESP) had a big battle with Gibson over James Hetfield's ESP Explorers. Also, I have seen a new Tokai model on EBay that is the spitting image of the ESP Eclipse model and very similar to a limited edition James Hetfield Black Les Paul - type ESP.

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Post by luis » Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:57 pm

No.They are different companys.ESP is a bigger corporation than Tokai located in Naganoo and support several other brands besides ESP.Tokai only supports Tokai and Cat's Eye and is Hamamatsu located.The guitar you've seen is korean,not made by Tokai Japan plant.

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Post by golfer » Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:34 pm

thanks. What other brands does ESP manufacture out of Japan?

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Post by luis » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:42 pm

They built Edwards(middle range) and Grassroot(low quality),check their website for more info.

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Post by kherman » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:32 pm

And Navigator (high end replicas)

www.espguitars.net

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