Is this a Japanese Tokai?

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Kenshin1988
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Is this a Japanese Tokai?

Post by Kenshin1988 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:46 am

Hey guys, I know GC pics suck but can anyone discern if this is a Japanese made Tokai? If not, the price would be not justified I'm sure.

Any ideas? Thank you


https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Tokai ... 6184927.gc

Ozeguitarguy
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Re: Is this a Japanese Tokai?

Post by Ozeguitarguy » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:15 pm

I believe it's a MiC John Sykes model and rather overpriced.
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Re: Is this a Japanese Tokai?

Post by Paladin2019 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:25 pm

Agreed, looks real but it's not MIJ and as such it's way overpriced.

Kenshin1988
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Re: Is this a Japanese Tokai?

Post by Kenshin1988 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:29 pm

Guitar center is a joke. All of their Tokais and Burnys that are near enough for me to actually play are Chinese or Korean being sold at Japsnese prices. 👺👺👎

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Re: Is this a Japanese Tokai?

Post by Watersilk » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:02 am

Hello there,

In my opinion, judging by the truss rod cover, it's most definitely not Japanese, my guess is either Korean or Chinese. I don't think the Korean models have serial numbers, this one does, so I will plump for Chinese (going by the pictures, which of course are surely displayed in this way to deceive unwary customers) I think that the long serial number should have the prefix 'C'.

Are you able to visit the seller?

I think that a reasonable price should be around $300.

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