Is this a real Tokai?

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  1. Jowzer

    Jowzer Junior Member

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    Hi! I'm thinking about buying a Tokai. It's second hand on sale for 350 euros. But do you think it's real or fake? I really don't know how to tell.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Jowzer

    Jowzer Junior Member

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    And if it's real, is it better than a Epiphone Les Paul Standard, like this? [​IMG]
     
  3. tolm

    tolm Bigsby Junkie Premium Member

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    No. it's just fantasy; you're caught in a landslide and there's no escape from reality ...

    (sorry - first thing that sprang into mind when I read your thread title :) )
     
  4. Jowzer

    Jowzer Junior Member

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    Haha :p
    So.. it is a fake? If so, how can you tell?
     
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    tolm Bigsby Junkie Premium Member

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    I have no idea if its fake - does anyone ever fake Tokai's? Isn't that kinda like a fake of a copy? It's already a copy, if you were gonna fake something you'd fake a Gibson or maybe an Epiphone, right?

    Whatever it is, I think it looks pretty nice. :)
     
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  6. Jowzer

    Jowzer Junior Member

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    I've heard that there were quite a few Tokai-fakes.
    It looks very nice indeed. Would you choose the Tokai over the Epihone?
     
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    GammyBird Senior Member

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    I think it is but need to get confirmation from the guys here. I haven't got time to do the research right now....maybe later. Until then, hang on.
     
  8. tolm

    tolm Bigsby Junkie Premium Member

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    In terms of Tokai vs Epiphone, if both were genuine, I'd choose the one that felt/played better.
     
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    bertrand4070 Senior Member

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    a tokai from china can't be a fake. ha ha.
     
  10. Grenville

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    It's a Chinese Tokai, not as good as a Japanese Tokai, but not awful either.

    Kind of the equivalent of what an Epiphone is to a Gibson.
     
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  11. Jowzer

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    Thanks all! Which one would you choose?
    The Tokai is used, the Epiphone as good as new
     
  12. Have FUN

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    This is a Tokai made in China, low range model.

    Same level than Epiphone.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Have you ever played one of them ?

    and I don't speak of your fake Epi ?
     
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    Yes, I played many Tokai.

    I made a mistake buyinf a fake Epiphone and it is sold , this fake Epiphone was better than some branded Epiphone.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    if you tell it a few hundred times more some duma$$es will believe it
     
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    lemmy loud Senior Member

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    I bought a fake Tokai. I have written about it in here a few times. They are faked very often as my 15 minutes in the world of Tokai showed me.
     
  17. T00DEEPBLUE

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    Why did you sell a guitar knowing it was fake? You do realize that's illegal, right?

    Keeping fake guitars in circulation by selling them onto people makes you part of the problem
     
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  18. brokentoeswalker

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    I like the caramel colour of the top. I can't tell you if it's a fake though sorry. It's not an obvious one if it is. Yes people fake all brands, tokai is no exception. You could try over at the tokai forum. Good luck.
     
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    I'm not sure why anyone would bother faking a Chinese Tokai...
     
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  20. brokentoeswalker

    brokentoeswalker Senior Member

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    Pretty sure people fake things for the $$.
     

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