Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Can Somebody help me with Japanese websites?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Guitars
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
LEFTY-GT
Power chords are my friend


Joined: 20 Jun 2003
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Can Somebody help me with Japanese websites? Reply with quote

I keep hearing them mentioned in threads, but I have yet to find one that I can navigate, even when I translate them through bablefish. Anybody got any good links?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hans-j?rgen
Guitar God


Joined: 21 Feb 2005
Posts: 1740
Location: Hamburg, Germany

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you use Google or WorldLingo, it should work even when clicking on further links within the translated pages:

http://translate.google.com/translate_t
http://www.worldlingo.com/en/websites/url_translator.html

And if you're looking for that Tokai page from Ishibashi, it's gone till March...

But maybe it has been archived by http://www.archive.org/ which usually copies everything under the sun...

Wait, of course Google's cache is always a good idea:
http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:ULtSKIhm6TkJ:www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/guitar/tokai/index.htm+site:ishibashi.co.jp+tokai&hl=de
_________________
ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen
BLUEZZ BASTARDZZ "That lil' ol' ZZ Top cover band from Hamburg"
INDIGO ROCKS "Down home rockin' blues. Tasty as strudel"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
LEFTY-GT
Power chords are my friend


Joined: 20 Jun 2003
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Hans, at least now I've seen Ishibashis Tokai page, I could never figure the link out before and when I put tokai into their search engine, I got nothing.I have actually mailed Ishibasi about availability of a Lefty Tokai or an Edwards Les Paul type. I got a reply offering me either an LS95F/L or a LC95F/L. I see the LS90F/L on their site, but no LS95, are these a new model?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TUNAFREAK
Guitar God


Joined: 19 May 2005
Posts: 365
Location: monterey california

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Can Somebody help me with Japanese websites? Reply with quote

LEFTY-GT wrote:
I keep hearing them mentioned in threads, but I have yet to find one that I can navigate, even when I translate them through bablefish. Anybody got any good links?



Your best bet on this site is to listen to some of the people have to say, thats how I started learning about these incredible guitars. People like Hans and a few others are a storehouse of knowledge and they won't give bad advice. I try everything under the sun to navigate Japanese sites and sometimes you start clicking and you get lucky! Here is a good one

http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/shopping_10.php?cate=1&state=1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
hans-j?rgen
Guitar God


Joined: 21 Feb 2005
Posts: 1740
Location: Hamburg, Germany

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LEFTY-GT wrote:
I got a reply offering me either an LS95F/L or a LC95F/L. I see the LS90F/L on their site, but no LS95, are these a new model?

Yes, they will probably be available in March, and I guess that Ishibashi will publish the new models on their web site then. The LC95S/L is only available in black according to the catalog, by the way, while the LS95F/L is either in cherry sunburst or violin finish. Other left hand Love Rocks would be the cheaper MIK models ALS55L and ALC60L as well as ALC52L with bolt-on neck. And there's an ES120L and a SG50L, too.
_________________
ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen
BLUEZZ BASTARDZZ "That lil' ol' ZZ Top cover band from Hamburg"
INDIGO ROCKS "Down home rockin' blues. Tasty as strudel"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Pegcityrocker
Guitar God


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 453
Location: Winnipeg Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love how Google translates Japanese pages. On that Ikebe Gakki link there is a beautiful LS180 available. In the desciption it says the guitar was selected from medieval times and that it has the specs of a Less Pole. I'm going to have to use that from now on to describe those Love Rock copies.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Marcus
I only know 3 chords


Joined: 25 Dec 2005
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone needs help on Japanese web pages and the online translators dont suffice, send me a note and I will see if I can be of help. I studied the language in college and lived there for 12 years, engaged in the practice of law. Though I am best at reading legal documents, I can probably decipher a thing or two about guitars as well.

Waiting for my 1985 TLC model to arrive, supposed to be here any day now . . . .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
luis
Guitar God


Joined: 15 Sep 2001
Posts: 2311
Location: Spain

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Marcus,welcome to the forum.There is few people reading japanese which is very difficult.I'm lucky my brother has learn to read kanji last year and he'll examinate in high level to get a degree very soon.I'm learning some things from him and his friend and teacher Daisuke,just so different minds.....
Good luck on the TLC.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Marcus
I only know 3 chords


Joined: 25 Dec 2005
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Luis.

If your brother wants to rag on his friend and teacher Daisuke (in a funny and friendly deprecating way), tell him to say to Daisuke that:

Daisuke wa, dai-sukebe desu.

An old one I learned years and years ago (said to/about another guy named Daisuke, in this case by his sister).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Guitars All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group