Have you seen the new high-end Tokais?

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  1. bwotw

    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    The model is called Tokai SG98 and it's MIJ. Looks stunning. And is it just me, or the contours and bevels look more like the 60's SG's than the current Gibson reissues?
     
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    And where do we get one????
     
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    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    I've seen it on Tokai Spain's Facebook page, but I can't find no info elsewhere...
     
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    sgtbeefheart Well-Known Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rJ0T7jojA]2005 Left-Handed TOKAI SG 98L "Made In Japan" - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    That sounds great!!! Might have to keep an eye on these Tokais...
     
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    Wow!! Really nice.
     
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    Too bad we can't get them in America.
     
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    First Telecaster I ever had was a Tokai "Breezy-sound" with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders retro-fitted by a previous owner.

    Turned me into a Tele guy for decades!
     
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    Holy Crap! If you didn't look at the name, you'd swear they were Gibsons! And they're a lot cheaper than Gibsons too! I think I have found my next guitar!
     
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    Havent played a Tokai SG but i know someone with a Tokai lester with p90's in it Damn it's a great guitar, especially for the $400AU he paid for it. Sounds great and played really well.
     
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    AHÁ!!!!

    Now I know where I know you from!!

    Those Tokays are good guitars for that price
     
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    I had a Tokai Vintage Series SG92 that I got from Japan for a while but I ended up selling it on. It weighed 3.8 KG's which makes it the heaviest SG I've ever played! It was really nice but the neck was too thick for me and sitting next to my 87 Greco and 88 Burny SG's it just wasn't getting played... having said that I would definitely recommend them if you like the thicker neck, it was a well made guitar
     

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    Always wondered what the Quarter Pound pickups sounded like in a Tele. How different from the traditional Tele tone are they? I've heard some say they are P90 like
     
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    I've owned a couple of older MIJ Tokai guitars. Every bit as good as a Gibson with 2 exceptions. The pickups were OK but you could do better, and only very top models have nitro finishes as opposed to polyester. You have to get them gray market in US.

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    I've had the good fortune to play an SG-80, LS-98F and a TJ-90 and all were lovely guitars. The LS was a WEIGHTY beast for those who like their 'Paul's' heavy. Some say the pickups aren't all that great but they sounded fine to me. So many people swap their Gibson pickups anyway so I don't even enter into the pickup argument.
    These models are what they are and there is PLENTY of discussion on MLP about Japanese guitars to trawl through if you have a lifetime to spare. But I'll say this. You can spend more on Japanese Tokais of some models or buy a Chinese one for less which are also worth a look, but these ones do what they do very, very well and would be perfect for most who don't mind if Gibson is not on the headstock of their new SG or LP shaped guitar.
    Oh and here's a link to the Oz distributor's Tokai page so you can have a drool.
    * * TOKAI GUITARS AUSTRALIA * *
     

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