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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 http://www.tokaijapan.com/factorytour.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

 

    Many famous names have chosen Tokai for it's quality and performance - 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.

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!

 
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TOKAI Cherry Red SG

 

Body Alder - Neck Canadian maple set neck - Head angle 18 - Fingerboard Rosewood - Frets 22f #213 Radius 300r - Scale 625/312.5 - Tuners Geared - Inlay(frets) Dish - Headstock Logo Tokai - Nut/width Bone 43mm - Bridge LS-VB bridge, LS-VT tailpiece - Pickups 3 x PAF Vintage Mk4 (Japan) Controls 2x V, 2x T, 3 way toggle switch Finish Cherry, Black

 

 
TOKAI Both Sunburst and Cherry Red 335s in stock
 

 

Body maple arched top, maple back and sides - Neck maple set neck - Head Angle 18 - Fingerboard Rosewood - Frets 22 #213 Radius 300R - Scale 625/312mm - Tuners Mk2 - Inlay (frets) Dot Logo - Tokai Nut Bone / 41mm - Bridge LS-VBK Bridge, LS-VTK Tailpiece - Pickups 2 x PAF Vintage Mk4 - Controls 2 volume 2 tone 3-way switch -

Finish Sunburst , Trans Red

 
TOKAI Love Rock Custom Black

 

Finish: Black Top: Maple Body: Mahogany Body Neck: Maple Set In Fretboard: Rosewood Fretboard Radius: 12 inches Scale Length: 24/34 inches Bridge: LS-VBC Bridge, LS-VTC Tailpiece Pickups: LSC-F Humbuckers x 2 Controls: Volume x 2, Tone x 2, 3 Way Switch

Discreet triple bound top

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO FLAMED BURST TOP


Tokai Silver Star SS88

 

Vintage White

FREE TWEED HARD CASE

Stunning looker Stunning player!

 

TOKAI Yellow Sunburst 3T  
   

 

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TOKAI Golden Sunburst 2T Maple  
   

 

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TOKAI Blonde Maple with Maple neck  
 
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Tokai Japan LS115F Love Rock Heritage Dark Cherry burst Electric Guitar  
   

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TOKAI UALS44 Heritage Dark Cherry (Examples of stock we have regularly)  
   
UALS44 Heritage Dark Cherry  
   
   
Gold Top  
   

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

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Natural

SilverStar

FREE Tweed Case

 

We call it "The John Mayer"

 

   
TOKAI Fiesta Red strat  
   

 

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TOKAI Sonic Blue Matching Headstock - MADE IN JAPAN, CASE INCLUDED  
1960s original spec / thin neck  

 

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

 

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TOKAI  
   
Ocean Turquoise Japanese Telecaster  
 
   

 

 

Telecaster Japanese

Lake Placid Blue Double Bound

Maple Neck

Tweed Hard Case

 
   
TOKAI Double Bound Telecaster  
   

 

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TOKAI TST50 Mary Kaye - Made In Japan - Includes Tweed Hard Case  
   
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White Blonde

Gold Hardware

FREE Tweed Case

 

 

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

 

 
TOKAI TST50 Made In Japan - Includes Tweed Hard Case  
   
 

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TOKAI Natural Maple with Maple neck  
   

 

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

 

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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 TTE 55E  
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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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

 

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