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In 1982 the western guitar market was shocked into submission. Never before had it seen instruments of such quality from a Japanese builder.
Tokai had come to town and had changed the entire perception of the guitar world forever!

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Their arrival brought about a knee-jerk reaction from the world’s existing major manufacturers. However by this time, Tokai had firmly established itself as a builder of unquestionable reputation and precision. Unlike many of its competitors, Tokai founded by Tadayouki Adachi in Hamamatsu in 1947, still remains a genuine family concern. Now headed by its current President, Shohei Adachi, Tokai still retains the philosophy of absolute commitment to quality. The majority of its current workforce are the same skilled craftsmen who created the now highly collectable eighties classics. History has proved that Tokai do not produce guitars without total conviction to their art and as a result of the growing demand for high quality Tokai instruments, means that not every model will be available immediately. So, see a Tokai - get an incredible instrument at an incredibly good price straight away... unless you can wait a few months after ordering your special specification.

  

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TOKAI JAPAN www.tokaijapan.com/index.html

 

Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top having some fun with a "?" headstock

Very happy with his TOKAI Love Rock Les Paul

... featured in the YouTube clips of Brown Sugar, Jailhouse Rock >>

 

 

Mark Abrahams of 'Wishbone Ash'

with his Japanese Tokai Les Paul Love Rock

Tokai Guitars are pleased to welcome Mark Abrahams of 'Wishbone Ash' to the family

Amazing player, great bloke and we wish him well on the latest tour

 

John Mayer and Magic Eight Ball's Baz Francis choose TokaiJohn Mayer
TOKAI 2017:Talk about fate, we had not sold the Tokai Silver Star SS88 for 30 years and then we received our first order in November 2016 – on the same day John Mayer posted a picture to his Facebook page with his original 80s model...

This is not an official endorsement given by TOKAI, it's just great to see players who can choose any brand like John Mayer and Billy Gibbons choosing and paying for Tokai Guitars, which we think is the best compliment any guitar brand can ask for.

Baz Francis of Magic Eight Ball has also chosen Tokai for his upcoming solo album, and joins the band of very particular players that appreciate the quality of "The Best Musical Products In The World" - TOKAI.

You might have to wait a while for your specific TOKAI, but it is worth it!


Tokai Silver Star SS88

 

Vintage White

FREE TWEED HARD CASE

Stunning looker Stunning player!

£899

TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL PRICE £699

This is a small selection of the Tokai®  electric guitar range. Pop in to discuss any other models. We can usually check availability on the spot!

WE ORDER TOKAI JAPAN REGULARLY. THE LEAD TIME CAN BE UP TO 7 MONTHS, SO UNLESS THERE IS UK STOCK YOU'LL NEED TO PLAN AHEAD
ALSO THE NEW CHINESE FACTORY (RUN BY JAPANESE LUTHIERS) PRODUCES SLIGHTLY LARGER QUANTITIES AND IS A LITTLE MORE EASILY AVAILABLE.
WHETHER WE ARE LOOKING AT CHINESE OR JAPANESE TOKAI,
THEY WILL BE BETTER THAN THAT MADE BY THE TRADITIONAL BRANDS

ALSO in stock JAPANESE 90S HEADSTOCK (ABOVE) IN NATURAL - JUST ARRIVED !  
   

 

 

 

 

Natural

SilverStar

FREE Tweed Case

 

We call it "The John Mayer"

SPECIAL
TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY PRICE

£699 (List £900)

 

   
TOKAI Fiesta Red strat  
   

 

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RRP £349
YES, FINALLY! AGAIN

GB Music £299


Three Tone Sunburst with Maple Fretboard in stock - pop in quick folks!
TOKAI Yellow Sunburst 3T  
   

 

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£379 GB Music £299
TOKAI Golden Sunburst 2T Maple  
   

 

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£399 GB Music £299
TOKAI Sonic Blue Matching Headstock - MADE IN JAPAN, CASE INCLUDED  
1960s original spec / thin neck  

 

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SOLD
TOKAI Golden Sunburst 60s - MADE IN JAPAN, CASE INCLUDED  
1960s original spec / thin neck  

 

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£799 GB Music £740

 

   
TOKAI  
IN STOCK  - CLEARED CITES at Last!  
Ocean Turquoise Japanese Telecaster  
YES! WE HAVE MANAGED TO GET ANOTHER ONE!

JAPANESE
£850

FREE TWEED CASE WITH ALL
JAPANESE MODELS

TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL PRICE £699

   

 

 

Telecaster Japanese

Lake Placid Blue Double Bound

Maple Neck

Tweed Hard Case

SOLD awaiting more
   
TOKAI Double Bound Telecaster  
We don't always have time to update the ins and outs in our little shop.
We had a superb candy apple red double bound which didn't even make it to the web page!

DON'T MISS A DEAL - CALL OR POP IN

   

 

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RRP £439

GB Music £349

Double Bound Candy Apple Red, and Blonde versions back in stock - pop in quick folks! - Priced at only £349 and £299
***FLASH*** Thinline Tele SONIC BLUE with Tortoise Pick Guard
too now!
TOKAI TST50 Mary Kaye - Made In Japan - Includes Tweed Hard Case  
   
Image result for Tokai Mary Kay

 

 

White Blonde

Gold Hardware

FREE Tweed Case

£899 SOLD AWAITING MORE

 

Tokai TST 50 Goldstar Sound Mary Kaye White Blonde / Gold Hardware Stratocaster - Made in Japan
This is a peach of a guitar! Based around a 1956 Stratocaster this really sounds like the real deal!

Ash body finished in see thru white blond showing off the solid ash 2 piece body. Maple neck feels like an old friend as soon as you pick up. 50's style single ply scratch-plate and gold hardware to complete the look of this Mary Kaye style strat.

The tone is "50's strat" - bright warm and woody tones perfect for all kinds of music and capable of that 50s bite!
Supplied in a tweed case

 
TOKAI  
TTE50 Sunburst - Made In Japan  

 

UNBOUND

Telecaster Japanese

Sunburst

Rosewood FB

FREE Tweed Hard Case

 

JAPANESE
LIST £850 SOLD
TOKAI TST50 Made In Japan - Includes Tweed Hard Case  
   
 

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£750 SOLD

 
   
Due in: Aztec Blue Telecaster JAPANESE by End APR 17  
   
 
   
TOKAI Natural Maple with Maple neck  
   

 

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RRP £379
SOLD
 
TOKAI G175 (ES175) Natural  
This gorgeous guitar has a wonderful acoustic resonance unlike the Gibsons which can be quite flat until plugged in - plug this in and it's as warm as a... well you get the idea :)  

 

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 SOLD - awaiting another!
 
TOKAI UALS44 Heritage Dark Cherry (Examples of stock we have regularly)  
Phone - as stock changes regularly

 

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Phone - as stock changes regularly

 

 
Tokai Japan LS115F Love Rock Violin Finish Electric Guitar  (Examples of stock we have regularly)  
   

 

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RRP £1299

GB Music £1099

The Tokai Love Rock - Made in Japan - is a classic replica of a well-known American guitar! Built to the highest standards of craftsmanship using the best materials available, the Love Rock has all the playability and power of it's look-alike. Make no mistake, this is a professional instrument, as many experienced players will testify, and is built to a traditional specification.

At less than half the price of the American equivalent, the Love Rock represents fantastic value.

Specifications BODY: Flame maple top, Mahogany 2 piece back NECK: Mahogany 1 piece set neck HEAD ANGLE: 18° FINGERBOARD: Rosewood FRETS: 22F #213 RADIUS: 300R SCALE: 625/312.5mm TUNERS: Gotoh INLAY (FRETS): Dish LOGO (HEADSTOCK): Tokai NUT/WIDTH: Bone/43mm BRIDGE: LS-VB bridge, LS-VT tailpiece PICKUPS: 2 x PAF Vintage Mk2 (Japan) CONTROLS: 2 x V, 2 x T, 3 way toggle switch Robot tuners - NONE!

Tokai Japan LS115F Love Rock Heritage Dark Cherry burst Electric Guitar  (Examples of stock we have regularly)  
   

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RRP £1299

GB Music £1099

TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL PRICE £999

   
   
Tokai Japan TTE 55E - SOLD
Another One due soon from Japan - ring to reserve stock
 
These new Tokai guitars are just so good, this one has an ash body finished in a stunning Violin finish with white edge binding front and back, maple neck, and traditional T style bridge. The pickups are excellent with no harshness and classic tones. Quality hardware and the build quality is as good as any Custom Shop guitar. Comes with Tweed case - Until last year, for Fender Japan you know it's actually Tokai!

 

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GB Music £799
RING TO RESERVE STOCK

Body: Swamp Ash Neck: Canadian Hard Maple 
Nut: Bone    Fingerboard: Maple 1 pce. neck    Pickups: Japan Vintage (Gotoh)    Machine heads: Japan Vintage (Gotoh) Bridge: Japan Vintage (Shinetsu, 3 bridges)    Vintage Tweed Case is included in the price

 
   
   
   
   
 
   

BASS BY TOKAI

   
   
Olympic White 'Hard Puncher' P-Bass £399 - SALE SPECIAL £359  
TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL PRICE £349
Tobacco Sunburst 'Hard Puncher' P-Bass £389  

 

P- bass guitar

Number of frets 20

Pickup configuration SS Pickup type split single-coil (passive)

Neck mount bolt on

Colour Tobacco Sunburst with White plate

Body material alder / fretboard rosewood

Fabulous !

TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL PRICE £349
   
   
Tokai TB58 Thunderbird Bass £475  

 

  

£475
TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL PRICE £349

Solid Alder Body Set Maple Neck Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay 2 x Bass Humbucker Pickups 2 x Volume 1 x Tone Pot
   
   
TOKAI - EB3 - Cherry Red  

 

FANTASTIC QUALITY AS ALWAYS FROM TOKAI !

£  
SOLD
TOKAI 70TH ANNIVERSARY
SPECIAL PRICE
EB-3 SG Style bass guitar is a true reproduction of the Gisbon SG bass, one of rock's defining instruments. Authorized by Gibson, Epiphone has brought back a classic bass guitar of the early '60s. The Epiphone EB-3 bass has a mahogany body and a set mahogany neck to give it the sustain that made the original famous.

A Sidewinder humbucker and mini humbucker deliver the tonal power. The neck profile is fast and very comfortable while the chrome hardware, rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays make this bass a joy to play and hear.

   
   
Tokai MODEL   AJB 40 ‘Jazz Sound’ CANDY APPLE RED  

 

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RRP £439 SOLD OUT More
Tokai MODEL AJB 40 ‘Jazz Sound’ WOOD(S) Agathis COLOUR/FINISH Candy Apple red, gloss lacquer (other colours available) NECK/SCALE LENGTH 1 piece maple, gloss finish, bolt on/34″ scale FINGERBOARD Rosewood, 20 medium jumbo frets, white pearloid dot inlays ELECTRONICS 2x Tokai ‘JB’ Mk3 single coil pickups. Controls for volume/volume/master tone HARDWARE Chrome Gotoh vintage style bridge, open gear vintage style tuners WEIGHT 9.8lbs / 4.5kgs
   
   
Tokai MODEL   AJB 40 ‘Jazz Sound’ OLYMPIC WHITE  

 

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RRP £439 SOLD OUT More
 
SUNBURST JAZZ BASS IN STOCK - £399
   
   
     
   
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