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Post by andersozzy » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:55 am

Hi Guys

Look here:

"PLEASE NOTE: Tokai guitars will no longer be available in Canada once current supply runs out so if your interested in one get your orders in now. Supply and finish selection is limited."



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

Sad but true :cry:

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Post by bruceboomstick » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:35 am

That's really bad news.

Is that because a legal issue with Gibson?

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Post by Pegcityrocker » Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:16 am

I wonder if it has anything to do with some of the bigger music store chains carrying them. Mother's Music which is a big chain here in Western Canada just began carrying the entire Korean Tokai line just a month ago. They may have secured an exclusive deal with Tokai. :(

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Post by chris barany » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:14 pm

yeah just saw that. anyone with any info please speak up...is it just JSD's or is it Tokai in general?

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Post by JSD » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:28 pm

The hammer has fallen for Tokai "copy" guitars in all North America.

Its ALL of Tokai guitars in Canada, not just me.
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Post by chrisheyes » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:41 pm

What's the full story JSD ?

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Post by JSD » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:02 pm

There is no real story. That certain company doesn't want Tokai "copy" style guitars available here and they have the money and power to get the job done. Tokai is done with being harrased and so is the Canadian distributor.
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Post by javelin70 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:43 am

JSD wrote:There is no real story. That certain company doesn't want Tokai "copy" style guitars available here and they have the money and power to get the job done. Tokai is done with being harrased and so is the Canadian distributor.
That's it! I'll never buy a Fender or Gibson again. Not that I need to, I have a nice bunch of Tokai's that'll last my lifetime. Of course it's nice to buy a new guitar now and then but it'll never be a Gibson, Fender or any of their brands again.

I know Gibson tried to stop Tokai Gibson replicas in Sweden a few years ago and the distributor gave up but fortunately another (larger) company continued importing them.

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Post by bruceboomstick » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:44 am

Bearing in mind that Gibson guitars cost so much more than Tokai I can't see what the big G can gain by doing stuff like this. I doubt that they'll sell any more guitars - simply because people who are looking in the Tokai price range have a lot of other choices (maybe Ibanez or ESP may be the real winners).

Of course this adds to the mystique of Tokai and may make them even more desirable - so I wonder if Japanese suppliers will see an increase in business.

Overall I think it's a real shame that people can't buy the guitars they want anymore.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:11 am

well that rips it... I say we Canadians should cross the border and kick some U.S. butt, I mean who do they think they are...but since I`m over here...you`ll have to start without me... `K ?

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Post by whitehall » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:33 am

Two words: NEW BURNYs !!! these come from China now and are great guitars for the price. I have 2 of them, they run about $500 shipped.

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Post by Donkey Oaty » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:43 am

javelin70 wrote:
That's it! I'll never buy a Fender or Gibson again.Mike
Why !

Because Gibson want to protect there design , there workforce, there company ?????

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Post by Clay » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:11 am

The problem I have with Gibson is that they produce an overpriced pile of sh!t and when another manufacturer improves the quality on a similar design for half the price........Gibson tries to throw their weight around but it didnt work in their case against PRS. The court sited that they were being selective in copyright enforcement. The truth is....... They only go after the people who are kicking their ass in quality and price.

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Post by msvbvm61 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:42 pm

I just bought a Tokai LP from Kevin (JSD) today. Kevin, thanks again. Hopefully this will not be my last one.

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Post by Donkey Oaty » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:10 am

Clay wrote:The problem I have with Gibson is that they produce an overpriced pile of sh!t .
I'm sure there rather large and extensive customer base also agree with you. Amazing how many famous guitarists over the years choose to play overpriced piles of ^&*( when they have money to burn :roll:
Clay wrote:Gibson tries to throw their weight around .
Read my other posts on here. Gibson are ONE of the only companys who are laid back and dont take enough action. Gibson fakes are currently being sold from within Canada and to date they have not acted. They let ebay sell all sorts of Gibson copy stuff breaking Tradmark and Patent acts.
Clay wrote: They only go after the people who are kicking their ass in quality and price.
Well that aint MIK Tokais then, becasue we have already established on here that they are built to a very low quality :roll:

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