JSD's Guitar Shack said:It was probably a Korean one you saw. Its been a few years since new Japanese made Tokais have been available here, something like 2002/03 and the ones that were available were altered, nuttered horns, reversed control knobs and altered headstocks. The ones available in Japan are exact copies and Tokai Japan does not produce those styles for markets other than Japan, that is their agreement with Gibson. Now its hard to even get a dealer to send you one because if Tokai finds out they sent one over here they risk getting cut off.
The Korean ones we sold had the body style down with slight alteration of the headstock but again Tokai has agreed to end our production of those and all copy styles to please Gibson so no more new Tokais in Canada.
If it is through USPS, then you will pay 6% duty, plus GST/PST or HST and $5 brokerage. If it is UPS or FedEx then the brokerage will be highway robbery, the other costs will be the samesw686blue said:Does anyone know how much duty Canadian Customs would charge for Japanese instruments? I know that there is no duty on US made instruments.