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TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« on: November 20, 2012, 02:40:21 PM »
Hi,

has anybody here made experiences with the Tokai Les Pauls made in Japan?

Its really hard to get these in Germany as no official dealer will sell them (mostly ppl sell them really rare on Ebay).

I have the opportunity to get a Tokai LS2-F for 1.299 at a really small guitar store near my house. (good so I can test it (-:)




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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 02:58:48 PM »
Haven't had one myself, but I hear (and read) they're good alternatives to Gibsons.

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 05:55:18 PM »
I have had a MIJ Tokai Les Paul Custom copy.

Very high quality guitar. Very easy to play - it often seemed to play itself.

It's price level was that of a Gibson Les Paul Studio, but it was more in the Gibson Les Paul Standard for sound / quality. OK - it had no nitro finish.

Had the same heavy weight as the real thing too!

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 07:35:34 PM »
From what I've been told, they are better than Epiphone in quality.  Some say they are on par with Gibson.  Hard to get in the US because of copy right laws against Gibson.  Kind of gives you an idea how close they are to a Gibson...

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 01:34:17 AM »

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 01:20:11 AM »
Also seem to be really good les paul copies: FGN neo classic ls 10 or 20

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 12:03:07 PM »
A bit off topic, but after having played the new Vintage guitars and the fact they're only $400, that's where my next money is going.

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 04:36:38 PM »
A bit off topic, but after having played the new Vintage guitars and the fact they're only $400, that's where my next money is going.

Whose Vintage guitars?

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 09:24:59 AM »
http://www.thomann.de/de/vintage_v100tsb_electric_guitar.htm

those for example...

should be around 450 $s

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2012, 03:57:58 PM »
http://www.thomann.de/de/vintage_v100tsb_electric_guitar.htm

those for example...

should be around 450 $s

I have been looking seriously at the Vintages myself, in particular the V100 Lemon Drop, they get a lot of rave reviews.
http://www.nationalaudio.com.au/brands/Vintage.html?page=1&sort=featured

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 06:05:02 PM »
I've had a few Vintage brand guitars - currently have two. They use Wilkinson hardware which tends to make them good value for whatever price point they are at. Trev Wilkinson seems particularly skilled at getting the most out of a tight budget situation. The set up isn't always that good ex Factory - but easy enough to sort that if necessary if the shop / retailer doesn't adjust it.

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 06:49:36 AM »
Was at the local guitar shop yesterday.

The owner told me that in his opinion the vintage guitars CAN be good.
The problem is that, lets say if he orders 10 guitars of the same type, 3 of those are really bad and
should have failed the quality check. The others are really good guitars and just
need a setup.

He told me he just sends them back and keeps the good ones (-:

Btw... ordered a japanese Les Paul yesterday. Will post some pics when I get it  - should be around tuesday...

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 08:44:42 PM »
Early Christmas present?

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 12:40:15 PM »
Somehow yes... I get paid double income per month in November... for xmas... good tradition here (in German its Weihnachtsgeld)

Also sold a Guitar that I rarely play.

Ordered a FGN Neo classic Ls 10 in Lemon drop. Street Price is 1.399 in Germany.
Hopefully I will get it tomorrow. Will post some pics then.

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Re: TOKAI - MIJ - Tokai LS2-F
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 02:52:51 PM »
Somehow yes... I get paid double income per month in November... for xmas... good tradition here (in German its Weihnachtsgeld)

Also sold a Guitar that I rarely play.

Ordered a FGN Neo classic Ls 10 in Lemon drop. Street Price is 1.399 in Germany.
Hopefully I will get it tomorrow. Will post some pics then.

Nice! Double pay for a month would be cool.  I'd settle for not paying taxes for a month!