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Aw I saved the same label pic some time ago for the strange logo (not knowing of this thread and that it was "recycled" later). What's interesting too is that the label seems to have a date: 46 7 28 would be July 28th, 1971.
 
I am still not sure about the sequence an numbering system in the 1970s.

Here is a thread I started to gather these to see if anything emerges.

Earliest Tokai Guitars

The first catalog I have is from 1969

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then 1973

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then the Cart's Eyes catalog in 1975 I believe.

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Let me know if you find anything that ties a date to any models in that early 70s period.
 
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1983 USA Ad

7okai
IT'S HIGH TIME

The premier guitars of Europe and Japan available now in the USA. The serious choice for serious players a select group of vintage and contemporary styles from $375.00.

Tokai
Design excellence
IMC International Music Corporation
PO. BOX 2344
FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76113
PHONE: (817) 336-5114

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Here's another example with what looks like a date rather than a serial number (in continuation of the 1971 Japanese dates?), but this time in Gregorian calendar format (and sporting the 7at-script logo on the label and the script logo on the headstock).

No idea if and how unusual that is but it's also a Tokai that has what looks like a Sigma model number (GCS-6):

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So showa dates into 1972 and then Gregorian in 1973?

Need more data points obviously, but interesting.
 
Here's another example with what looks like a date rather than a serial number (in continuation of the 1971 Japanese dates?), but this time in Gregorian calendar format (and sporting the 7at-script logo on the label and the script logo on the headstock).

No idea if and how unusual that is but it's also a Tokai that has what looks like a Sigma model number (GCS-6):

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Here is another one with a SIGMA type model number written in...

Tokai acoustic, Steel strings, Adjustable action. S/N ? 740143, Tokai Gakki Hamamatsu Japan.
Year unknown. Attaching photos. Thankyou. I have not found catalogue reference for this guitar. I hope you can help. Cheers.
 

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