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Word has it that Westcoast Guitars in Vancouver Canada is the Tokai Dealer now. They posted a 2019 catalogue on their website for new Japan made Tokai's. They are selling the bolt on strat and tele styles as well as the Talbo and the old Hummingbird Reissues. This should be very cool. https://www.westcoastguitarsvancouver.com/tokai-guitars-canada
 

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They posted a 2019 catalogue on their website for new Japan made Tokai's
I looked through the catalogue and couldn't find where it said the guitars are made in Japan (other than the Tokai logo). However, I am pretty good at overlooking important details. :p
 

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Is it even real ??

I have serious doubts, that isn't where i'd expect a Tokai dealer to spring up at all. I haven't lived in Vancouver for some time but that is the worst part of Vancouver.

Edit I thought that the address was 110 E. Hastings. quite a different part of town.

As so far as Music Express Canada goes this makes for an interesting read

Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com :: View topic - Counterfeit Tokai from Music Express Canada via Reverb

Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com :: View topic - New Love Rock Custom
 

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Hmm-isn't 110 East Hastings about a block from Main St.? (The heart of skid row)

Yes, that and your link about Music Express send off major alarms.

Seems to be more Tokai counterfeiting than for Gibson!
 

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Westcoast Guitars is a legit store, very welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Great coffee too. They are on the edge of skid row but definitely far enough away from the worst of it. It is perfectly safe where they are. I’d be very surprised if they were selling counterfeit stuff. They have some really nice gear in their shop.
 

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Yes that was my mistake, it's #110 - 2741 E Hastings.

I'd like to know if they are legit Canadian dealers approved by Tokai or if they will just order guitars for people like anyone could through Tokai Japan themselves. It would be nice to have a real distributor in Canada,
 

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I'm more into the vintage Teisco/Guyatone types. Much more original design, granted they were made back in the '60/'70.

I have also seen some great looking Greco Les Paul copies on Reverb around the $1200 mark. Made at the famous Fujigen factory.

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Word has it that Westcoast Guitars in Vancouver Canada is the Tokai Dealer now. They posted a 2019 catalogue on their website for new Japan made Tokai's. They are selling the bolt on strat and tele styles as well as the Talbo and the old Hummingbird Reissues. This should be very cool. https://www.westcoastguitarsvancouver.com/tokai-guitars-canada
Just to clarify ..... Westcoast Guitars is an authorized Tokai Dealer in Canada and have received the first shipment of Japan made guitars. A second shipment will be arriving will be arriving september / october. Special orders can be placed as well.
 

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I looked through the catalogue and couldn't find where it said the guitars are made in Japan (other than the Tokai logo). However, I am pretty good at overlooking important details. :p
To clarify .... All Tokai guitars sold at Westcoast Guitars are 100% made in Japan and stamped with made in Japan and the serial number on the back heel of the neck under the finish. Each guitar also comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the same serial number signed by Tokai President Shohei Adashi.
 

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Back in the 90's I had. Tokai Les Paul copy that ht dual hum buckets.

Great guitar, traded it for a Carvin that I still have, neck through, Floyd rose , turned up neck tuning heads.

My son is playing heavy metal with that guitar now.
 
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