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Kiddd 06-23-2008 11:59 AM

Tokai Semi Hollow ! Need some help
 
Hey

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tokai-ES-335-Se...id=p3286.c0.m14

i couldnt find much stuff about this guitar ... it has the same looks of an epiphone dot studio ..

Anyone know how this guitar is ? and in case i decide to buy it ..how much should i bid ?

Thx

CobbZ 06-23-2008 12:05 PM

All i know, is Tokai make very nice high end guitars. Looks nice to me! Worth up to and over 1000.

Dave_Mc 06-23-2008 12:10 PM

depends on the model, to be honest. i'm not familiar with that one; first step would be to email them for the serial number and to see whether it's MIJ or not.

Kiddd 06-23-2008 12:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_Mc
depends on the model, to be honest. i'm not familiar with that one; first step would be to email them for the serial number and to see whether it's MIJ or not.


yeah ..the model also concernes me ..thats why i didnt find much

Dave_Mc 06-23-2008 12:32 PM

find out as much as you can, but if you aren't convinced, don't chance it. i always work on the basis of "better safe than sorry"...

Kiddd 06-23-2008 12:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_Mc
find out as much as you can, but if you aren't convinced, don't chance it. i always work on the basis of "better safe than sorry"...


i know what ur saying ..i'll try to find out stuff ..but since its a power seller i dont think he plays with this kinnda "nasty" stuff

R_H_C_P 06-23-2008 05:00 PM

It's the wrong way around!

Find out if it's Japanese. Looks like the Dot Studio, which isn't really a good guitar IMO

Dave_Mc 06-23-2008 05:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiddd
i know what ur saying ..i'll try to find out stuff ..but since its a power seller i dont think he plays with this kinnda "nasty" stuff


oh, i don't mean that. there's nothing "wrong" with the non-japanese tokais, they're legit ok. Just they aren't anywhere near as nice guitars- it's like the difference between gibson and epiphone, or fender and squier.

notryt 12-04-2012 02:49 PM

Old thread but and FYI from an actual Tokai owner

Owning tokai's both jap and chinese (or korea).. hard to tell.. There's not any real difference in either. (sound or finish). If your buying as a collectors piece to resell later.. then japanese.. but if your gonna play it or play it live (when bad things always happen) get the chinese version.. two identical tokai's will sound identical and play identical as long as they are properly set up.. Ibanez guitars made in china however are definitely a different matter.

Dave_Mc 12-04-2012 03:12 PM

fwiw I thought there was a pretty big difference. Now... I don't own any chinese tokais, but before you say that means my experience counts for less, there's a reason i don't own any chinese ones ;)

gerrywm 12-05-2012 10:45 AM

You can get them off this guy too, I have played the actual 335 they have in stock and its amazing, one of the nicest guitars I have ever had the pleasure of playing.

http://www.guitarshopeurope.com/


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