which Tokai is compared to the Gibson Les Paul Standard??

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:04 am

Thats the UK version of the 150......you can order from Tokai direct now.

http://translate.google.com.au/translat ... =Shift_JIS


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Post by Tompski » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:09 am

what do you mean the UK version? surely they are made in japan where mine is being made, you mean certain finishes only sold in the uk?

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:44 am

Tompski wrote:what do you mean the UK version? surely they are made in japan where mine is being made, you mean certain finishes only sold in the uk?
While they are made in Japan, the export version (aka UK version) has the little dimple in the headstock... it's not the correct Gibson open book headstock that the non export models have.

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Post by Si Pie » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:36 pm

None have the correct Gibson logo either 8)

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:14 pm

Si Pie wrote:None have the correct Gibson logo either 8)
That's a plus in my book.

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Post by Tompski » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:31 pm

Me too....

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:54 pm

Si Pie wrote:None have the correct Gibson logo either 8)
And thats why they are "replica's" and not "copies"..

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Post by stratman323 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:08 am

Replica (noun) - Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

So a replica is a copy Mick.

:wink:

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Post by Si Pie » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:21 am

My point is that some people get hung up on the 'incorrect' dimple, when really the headstock looks nothing like a Gibson with or without.

I like the fact mine says Tokai, I bought a Tokai not a Gibson.

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:58 pm

stratman323 wrote:Replica (noun) - Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

So a replica is a copy Mick.

:wink:
As far as i am concerned, to be a true copy it would have to say Gibson on the headstock.... :wink:

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Post by stratman323 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:47 pm

leadguitar_323 wrote:As far as i am concerned, to be a true copy it would have to say Gibson on the headstock.... :wink:

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And also to be a true replica.

:wink:

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Post by Diamond » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:40 pm

leadguitar_323 wrote:
stratman323 wrote:Replica (noun) - Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

So a replica is a copy Mick.

:wink:
As far as i am concerned, to be a true copy it would have to say Gibson on the headstock.... :wink:

Mick
I agree....if Im not mistaken Tokai were producing "Historics" before Gibson were. :)

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Post by JVsearch » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:19 pm

Diamond wrote:
leadguitar_323 wrote:
stratman323 wrote:Replica (noun) - Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

So a replica is a copy Mick.

:wink:
As far as i am concerned, to be a true copy it would have to say Gibson on the headstock.... :wink:

Mick
I agree....if Im not mistaken Tokai were producing "Historics" before Gibson were. :)
That's kind of true, although all of the Reborns and early Love Rocks did not have the correct specs. However, the proper Historic spec did not really go into production until 1991, even though there were the "pre-Historics" from about 1983 through to 1992. So it seems to me that as long as there was a couple of long tenon no veneer Tokai LPs being produced before or around 1991 then absolutely Tokai were making Historics before Gibson were! :lol:

This is no surprise though, because Gibson became one of those companies that wouldn't do anything unless pushed into it.
Totally biased towards Japanese made guitars.

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could i know about my tokai guitar's Information?

Post by MinGeun-Park » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:40 am

hello~
could i know about my tokai guitar's Information?
here is my tokai guitar's serial number 0611123(made in japan)

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Post by luis » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:54 am

It would be a 2006 made if Made in Japan inked in black ink on the back of headstock.

Any pics?

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