Burny vs. tokai

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Burny vs. tokai

Post by benzem » Mon May 19, 2008 9:32 am

Burny LP owners have you compared or own(ed) a tokai and found shhh the burny is just as good? Or better? I am not talking just the top of the line models.Image[/img]
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Post by JohnA » Mon May 19, 2008 9:48 am

One thing I would say is it's easier to buy a good Tokai, the model number is easier to identify with an old Tokai simply because there is more info out there on them.

I have never played a bad Tokai LS80 (or higher) and my LS80 is better than any Burny I've played, I have however played a few duff Burnys.

That's not to say there aren't great Burnys out there, there are, I've played a few; but if you want a superb guitar and are buying blind, IMO go for a Tokai.

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Mon May 19, 2008 4:55 pm

I have both and i'd say the Tokai's are better in my experience, fuller sounding.. and better built :wink:

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Post by FrankiePRS » Tue May 20, 2008 4:50 pm

I have the exact opposite experience/opinion as the 2 posts above. Getting ready to sell my last Tokai.
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Post by burnyIII » Wed May 21, 2008 12:21 am

It depends.

I Think new japanese Tokais are better than new korean/cinese Burnys. But i think korean/chines Burnys of today are better than the korean Tokais.

I think early 80s burnys FLG/RLG are at least equal to early 80 Tokais LS, but cheaper to get nowadays.

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Burny Vs Tokai

Post by Max The Dog » Wed May 21, 2008 4:06 am

I hope the 77Burny RLG70 is'nt one of those DUFF ONES John. :cry:
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Re: Burny Vs Tokai

Post by JohnA » Wed May 21, 2008 4:38 am

Max The Dog wrote:I hope the 77Burny RLG70 is'nt one of those DUFF ONES John. :cry:
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No, it's a nice one :D

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Post by benzem » Wed May 28, 2008 2:27 am

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Post by MIJvintage » Wed May 28, 2008 4:13 pm

I've owned & played Burny & Tokai guitars, namely RLG, RLC, LS, etc. but other models too


as far as the Les Paul style models go, I have owned from RLG50, LS50, on up the grade line to LS-320

I still prefer my RLGs to my LS-320 :evil: ......................................
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Post by benzem » Wed May 28, 2008 9:24 pm

Any idea how to tell what model the one above is? It's (I think) an 88' or 89' from the low script and TRC. Solid top, short tenon.

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Post by barburny » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:20 pm

I will take my Burnys everytime MIJ and MIC

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:03 pm

Barburny, if you think Chinese burny's are better than MIJ Tokai's you have no idea what your talking about.... :o

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Post by f5joe » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:31 pm

If you notice, Tokai, Burny, and Greco have stood the test of time. All are worthy, some more than others. Ford is better than Chevy to some. I prefer Toyota to anything. All are good. Ownership ultimately is "subjective" for many reasons.

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Post by barburny » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:26 pm

leadguitar_323 wrote:Barburny, if you think Chinese burny's are better than MIJ Tokai's you have no idea what your talking about.... :o

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well I got a long list of guitars MIJ MIk MIC and a couple or three of those usa made ones bugger the name escapes me so I must have some idea and im not blinded by what other people think or tell me

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:39 am

I don't care who owns the most guitars, and i'm not trying to blindly lead you up the garden path, but i'll stick to what i said, chinese burny's are no where near as well made or the materials are nowhere near as good as the MIJ Tokai's. The chinese Burny's might be great value for money but thats about it. I'm not saying that they are terrible guitars, just not as good as the Mij Tokai's.

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