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hey guys, thought you might enjoy this video! It's one of those made in Ontario Canada fake Tokais against my recently purchased Gibson Custom Shop '59 RI VOS.

 

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You can see that the tokai top curve isn't very pronounced. I'm sure it plays well, I've heard these are pretty good as far as korean etc les Paul's go. I dont see many for sale anymore, a few years back there was always one or two on kijiji at anyone time, now not so often.
 

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Maybe?
I think the fakai's where sold through JSD's Guitar Shack.
 

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A knock-off of a knock-off, now thats a bizarre one!
that's true, but it's a little like poking fun at someone driving a kit cobra. yes it's not a real cobra, but it's still a cool looking, high performance car.

yes, the above guitar is a prs knock off, which is loosely a les paul knock off.

but for about $350 (iirc) canadian, i got a 3/4 flame maple cap on a mahogany body, s.s. frets, bone nut, rosewood board, wilkinson bridge, grover tuners, decent pots, recessed knobs, and the longest tenon i ever saw in any guitar neck ever. i put a set of 57 classics in it, and it was a great sounding and playing instrument. my only complaint was the poly finish on the neck was a little soft when it got warm. scotchbrite took care of that in seconds. i paid another $75 for a nice hard case. tbh the stock pick ups weren't great at high vol. but at living room levels they were just fine. i can't point to any other manufacturer offering all that for $450
 

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Thanks for video! Personally, I would say that sound-wise I can maybe here a 15% difference between the 2, assuming identical set-up. Personally, I would take the Tokai as I am a sucker for alternative, cheaper brands.
 
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