#3
It could well be a future purchase, you see there are 2 vesrions one that is like 100,000yen and the above one is 399,000 yen. I like to know what the difference between the 2 versions are or weather am just paying for a name.
#4
You're big on japanese sig models, aren't you? :p Well if I were you I'd just get a telecaster body and a jackson neck and put it together myself, that paintjob wouldn't be hard to do with some masking tape and a can of white spray paint.
#5
Also there seems to be 2 models of the same guitar from 2 different companies, one from Fernandes and the other from Zodiac.



Anyone know when Hotei was playing in the band Boowy which guitar he actually used?
#6
Quote by TERU
It could well be a future purchase, you see there are 2 vesrions one that is like 100,000yen and the above one is 399,000 yen. I like to know what the difference between the 2 versions are or weather am just paying for a name.

Could you provide us with a link to some info please?
#8
what are the prices in pounds/dollars?

considering you have heard of this guy, id recommend getting the 400000 yen fernandes, much better spec, and will problably play better then the ****ty 100000 yen one, cos the spec seems to be like a squier.
#9
Ye am a big fan of this guy hes known as the premier axe man of japan, you might have heard of that kill bill song he wrote.

Ive just found out on his website the actual brand of guitar he used in the Boowy days was the Zodiac one. So WTF are Fernandes doing making a copy?
#10
well then buy the zodiac one, there will undoubtedly be a tone difference

maybe he was ondorsed by fermanded, like dave mustaine released essentially the same guitar on esp then on dean
#12
Quote by TERU
It could well be a future purchase, you see there are 2 vesrions one that is like 100,000yen and the above one is 399,000 yen. I like to know what the difference between the 2 versions are or weather am just paying for a name.


i have this guitar! im not sure about the model, but it sure is a fernandes tomoyasu hotei. i bought it at a japan surplus here in the philippines. i bought it for quite a low price and it has very good sound quality. The model i got has no slot to put your tremolo bar, and is active(it has batteries!). ive heard that another model of this guitar also has batteries but different purpose: for longer sustains. Im not sure if this is the one, but this guitar is good, though the one i got has some nasty dings, scratches and oxidation on the screws. I dont want to replace anything to retain it's authenticity. lol. have a look and share your thoughts, ideas and opinions.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j281/paulo_217/tomoyasu%20hotei/IMG_3089.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j281/paulo_217/tomoyasu%20hotei/IMG_3088.jpg

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http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j281/paulo_217/tomoyasu%20hotei/IMG_3080.jpg

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#13
Also to add, the reason for the Fernandes was Hotei probably endorsed them for money and mods his to be like his Zodiac. Same case with Ken, most of his signature Fernandes guitars sound awful without the mods he does (though his LD-Custom KK pretty much is pretty close to what he uses in the Fernandes he uses on tour and you can obviously see how much that thing costs).

So if I were you I'd either get the 300,000 or save up and go for the Zodiac (based on the other guitars on that link I'm sure it'll simply play like a dream if they play as good as they look).
#14
Quote by TERU
Ye am a big fan of this guy hes known as the premier axe man of japan, you might have heard of that kill bill song he wrote.

Ive just found out on his website the actual brand of guitar he used in the Boowy days was the Zodiac one. So WTF are Fernandes doing making a copy?


I've got his actual old guitar for sale, see my ad on gear ads and the link to ebay.

It's a Zodiac, he used in in Boowy and gave it away in 1994, it found its way to me.

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#15
Quote by Hexonatapeloop
I've got his actual old guitar for sale, see my ad on gear ads and the link to ebay.

It's a Zodiac, he used in in Boowy and gave it away in 1994, it found its way to me.

Search for Hotei Guitar on ebay and message me if you like.

This thread is 6 years old, mook.