Kiddd
UG's Punani rider
Join date: Feb 2006
30 IQ
#1
Hey

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tokai-ES-335-Semi-Hollow-Body-Guitar-ES335-Left-Handed_W0QQitemZ280237550067QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item280237550067&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C65%3A12&_trksid=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
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Join date: Apr 2008
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#2
All i know, is Tokai make very nice high end guitars. Looks nice to me! Worth up to and over 1000.
Dave_Mc
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#3
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.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Kiddd
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Join date: Feb 2006
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#4
Quote 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
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#5
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"...
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

Kiddd
UG's Punani rider
Join date: Feb 2006
30 IQ
#6
Quote 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
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#7
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
"Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care"

Fender Strat/Tokai LS80>few pedals>Orange Rocker 30
Dave_Mc
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#8
Quote 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.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

notryt
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2012
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#9
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.
Last edited by notryt at Dec 4, 2012,
Dave_Mc
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#10
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
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

gerrywm
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Join date: Jul 2008
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#11
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.

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