Where to buy Japanese Tokais in Canada?

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konasexone
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Where to buy Japanese Tokais in Canada?

Post by konasexone » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:51 am

Where can I buy a real Tokai (Japanese) in Canada? Anyone know of an Ontario based dealer with real stock, not just one or two and all else Korean? Why would Tokai taint their line with "Epi" grade guitars?

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Post by Robert1950 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:14 pm

I don't know why Japanese Tokai's aren't distributed here. I have heard that the Korean Tokais are much better than the Korean Epiphones. I tried about six out at Steve's Music in Toronto. The build was very much the same in build, but they were different in subtle ways. The difference thought were far less than a dozen MIM Strats I also tried But a few of them could use a good setup. But this may be Steve's.

They are in the same price range $545 Cdn.

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Post by Robert1950 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:11 pm

As a an afterthought, maybe you'd like to email JSD. He's a Tokai dealer and may be able to tell you why.

http://www.jsdguitarshack.com/products.html

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Post by JSD » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:03 pm

All I know is Tokai Japan no longer makes "copy" guitars for export or sale in North America. I'm sure you can imagine why.
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