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by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Where are the Tokais I hear you cry http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/F3895237-D5C3-4BA5-A294-6481792F8117_zpsbej6w5gg.jpg I just cant get on with the AST headstock for £452 quid! I know it may be an excellent guitar but asthetics matter to me (sorry!) http://i259.photobucket.com/a...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

More modern models: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/8B5CC53C-54D1-4575-A333-05DE5D0B27C2_zpsil3ut33b.jpg £263 is pretty cool for a Steinberger Kramer vs Kramer (sorry to use this joke again :-) ) http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/DAEBB771-D10D-468F-A5E7-E98156D9...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

OK so to guitar street. This is where i found most of the second hand stuff but they also had some top end models and a lot of old models too One of the shops: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/36D93B26-5A10-4C03-8009-7C26D0C4C287_zpsfzyjqhtw.jpg and more metal mickey models: http:...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Another map that was handy:

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by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Ok after a break to upload more photos last night, here is part 2. More modern metal: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/7489CD9C-557D-4CD6-B827-390E51EBBB66_zpsid2y1msu.jpg Some metal mickey Deans http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/58F4CBE6-B5AF-4F0A-A659-088F70730...
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai at the 2018 NAMM show in Anaheim
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Cool. They dont look like AST headstocks on the strats. Hmmm
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai factory tour, Hamamatsu, Japan 1.6.16
Replies: 34
Views: 18034

Just to link the threads, my Guitar shopping in Tokyo thread is here:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=184771#184771
by iainblack
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Thanks guys, I'm about half way through! Just ran out of time
Ast night. Part 2 coming up!
by iainblack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

A full wall of PRS' http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsmtr4vdfj.jpeg And round the corner http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxms0nx2q.jpeg A wall of Zemaitis, one at £6429! [URL=http://s259.photo bucket.com/user/ia...
by iainblack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Now on to some used / 2nd hand gear and there are some bargins to be had: The modern classics: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/image.jpg12_zpshhmglhe2.jpg Charvels ( Warren De Martinin) Some lovely colours: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/image.jpg13_zpsqzebme...
by iainblack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

The next store is in Ikebe Complex I believe and I finally got my wallet out. First there was the wall of strats: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/image.jpg10_zpsmujob3er.jpg Then a wall of Les Pauls: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/image.jpg9_zpsuroc4ndy.jpg a...
by iainblack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Some more reasonable Talbos and Woodies

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by iainblack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Modern Japanese metal and brands like Edwards are also reflected: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/image.jpg4_zpshvjhyxru.jpg Baby metal signature guitar - 7 string with a different colour middle tuning head: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/image.jpg5_zpsvgr40c...
by iainblack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Most of the stores are multi floor and will have guitars on one and other instruments on others. Some have new guitars on one floor and second hand on another area or floor. There is also another area i read about called 'junk'! I thought the guy in the thread was taking the piss but I will illustra...
by iainblack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Guitar shopping in Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 8182

Central Tokyo is really easy to get around. There is an underground and if you have a J rail pass the overground if part of your ticket so I used that to get everywhere except one day when we visited Mickey Mouse and it was pretty cheap anyway, Im sure you can get day or week passes. I show this map...