Tokai Acoustics - how do they compare

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Tokai Acoustics - how do they compare

Post by Lucke Luke » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:21 pm

Hey there,

How do Tokai acoustics compare with the competition?

I understand where Tokai (electrics) stand in relation to Gibsons and such, and clearly you get a lot for what you pay, but are their acoustics the same?

Gibsons being somewhat overpriced, I imagine aren't difficult to beat in the value for money aspect. However, I have no knowledge about acoustics, nor who the 'good brands' are.

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Re: Tokai Acoustics - how do they compare

Post by felixcatus » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:47 am

Lucke Luke wrote:
How do Tokai acoustics compare with the competition?

I understand where Tokai (electrics) stand in relation to Gibsons and such, and clearly you get a lot for what you pay, but are their acoustics the same?

Gibsons being somewhat overpriced, I imagine aren't difficult to beat in the value for money aspect.
Compared to a Martin (price), my '80 - CE350S sure is.

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Post by m0b1liz3 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:56 am

"Compared to a Martin (price), my '80 - CE350S sure is."

felixcatus,

Is your 350S a solid top? I read an auction in Japan that called it a "special". Seems harder to find info on the acoustics than I thought it would be.

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:16 am

m0b1liz3 wrote:
felixcatus,

Is your 350S a solid top?
I think it is, the woodgrain goes down into the sound hole on the inside edge of the sound hole.
Plus, my guitar tech also told me it's a solid top.
m0b1liz3 wrote: Seems harder to find info on the acoustics than I thought it would be.
Here's some info:

http://www.cats-eyes.biz/catalogue/cmenu.htm

http://www.cats-eyes.biz/special.htm

http://www.cats-eyes.biz/index.htm

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Post by Peter Mac » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 pm

Hi guys,

Considering that Tokai were making the C.F.Martin guitars for the World from 1974, I would say they compare extraordinarily well.
I have friends with "original" Martins who freak at my D-28H CatsEyes (TCM50V) as it eats them in every department.
Remember - the higher the number, the better the features.

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Peter
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