Tokai makes guitars under the name Grandy?

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Tokai makes guitars under the name Grandy?

Post by Dana » Tue Feb 04, 2003 6:05 am

Check it out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=33040

Anyone else ever here of this?

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Post by luis » Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:24 am

Dana I don,t know it,but I was told they made them under Piare brand for export.

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Post by supernout » Sun Mar 09, 2003 5:54 pm

I once saw a Grandy Les Paul on a jp Tokai fan site. So I think it was built in the same factory like some of the late '70 Burnys which are identical to Reborns.

Lee

Post by Lee » Mon Mar 10, 2003 4:59 am

So can someone tell me who made what and where. Like what factories were involved and what brands they produced.

I guess someone already has but........... :-?

I know that Ibanez and Greco came from the same stable and I think Tokai and Burny were bench-buddies but ended up with different logos.

What about Aria?

A factory family tree may come in handy Ned?

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Post by luis » Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:21 am

Lee, Aria guitars brand were made in Matsumoto factory,no longer active.

Lee

Post by Lee » Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:24 am

Aris made some great guitars back in the late 70's. Like the RS850 and the PE1000/1500 models.

Lee

Post by Lee » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:37 am

Aris, Aris, who the !*@* is Aris?

Sorry Aria!! :roll:

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Post by ramsale » Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:40 pm

Here's some info on the "big boys" on the block making guitars...
"But imagine two football fields under one roof, and then multiply that by six. In addition, the company has an adjacent 100 acres ready for expansion."
Lots of guitars! (I've heard 400 brand names are being produced now...)
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http://www.mmrmagazine.com/mmrmag/apr02/fretted.html

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Post by maxblast » Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:04 pm

Just for info. there is a site all should take a look at if you are interested in some great made in Japan 70's And 80's Aria,Electra,and other well made Guitars from the Japanese Market. http://www.therathole.org/guitars/guitarlist.html

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Post by luis » Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:54 am

Barry because a price(around 80.000 yen) and looks it could be made in Japan,but not sure.Edwards are Gibson mid-price replicas from ESP.The logo is n,y pretty at all and headstock shape is not as accurate as Tokai.

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Post by cosmitron » Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:20 am

Surfing on the web looking for tokai dealers made me go to this page:

http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~revive/geki/geki013b.htm

Check the name on the headstock! :wink:

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Post by Dana » Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:44 pm

Very interesting Cosmitron. And it looks like it says "Love Rock Model" in script too on the headstock. Perhaps it may be worth my wild to see if i can find one of these around and check it out.

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