Tokai Gakki, Ltd. Japan
Luthier & Manufacturer
Tokai Cat's Eyes: 55T, 62 & 62T A/E Guitars w/Fishman Pick-ups
HISTORY OF TOKAI GUITAR MANUFACTURER (you're buying a Fender or Gibson high quality replica)
Tokai Gakki Co., Ltd. (Tokai Musical Instruments) was founded in 1947 and started as a harmonica manufacturer. Over the years, Tokai has produced acoustic, electric and bass guitars including auto harps, and melodicas. Tokai makes excellent replica of Gibson and Fender guitar models, Tokai has its own factory in Japan and has designed/build guitars for famous brands like Fernandes and Fender Japan. Today, Tokai remains the only electric guitar manufacturer in Japan. t may be interesting to note that Fender Japan used many sub constructors such as Fujigen, Dyna, Tokai, and Terada for their high end models . The JV and E serial were made by Fujigen.
For competitive reason and OEM legal agreements, Tokai Guitars cannot be sold direct in the US market, you will find them on the black market or on Amazon, Reverb and e-bay. Tokai has no restrictions on distributing to other markets such as LATAM, APAC, PAN-ASIA, and Europe. Tokai Guitars offer incredible tone, and user handling/playing, their quality is equal or better then Fender, Gibson or Epiphone in the mid-range to high end guitars. Each guitar goes through product verification & Quality Engineering, the finish is top notch, each guitar is hand crafted and made in Japan.