Is Tokai a good guitar brand?
Tokai is a Japanese guitar company. The Japanese guitars are by far the best Gibson style guitar you’re going to find. They replicate them beautifully with the exception of the headstock name and model numbers. The Tokai label is printed firmly on the headstock with the words “Love Rock” as opposed to “Les Paul”.
What does SG stand for on a guitar?
Development of the Gibson SG The design process of the Les Paul gave birth to another famous Gibson model called the SG or “Solid Guitar”. Once again inspired by competition from Fender, the Gibson SG was created to compete with Fender’s lighter, slimmer guitars.
Are Tokai Strats any good?
The Tokai Goldstar Stratocaster is quieter overall, the Alnico pickups are, some say, under-wound compared to most modern pickups. They have great clean tones, great funky tones and are extremely “stratty” in my opinion, giving all those typical stratocaster tones you know and love.
Is SG easier to play than Stratocaster?
I’m saying that all else being equal or accounted for, the SG has the easiest action. I have a few SGs, all well setup, all easy to play. I’ve got a Strat that is setup lower with lighter strings, which make it, objectively, just as playable as any of my SGs.
Who makes Tokai guitars?
(東海楽器製造株式会社, Tōkai Gakki Seizō Kabushiki-gaisha), often referred to as Tokai Guitars, is a Japanese musical instrument manufacturer situated in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka prefecture. Tokai is one of Japan’s leading companies in the business….Tōkai Gakki.
Where are Tokai guitars made now?
These guitars come straight from the Tokai factory in Hamamatsu and are all made in Japan! People, every part is produced in Japan (every capacitor, knob, switch, pot, bridge, pin, plate, screw, truss rod, nut, frets, body, neck, etc.)
Are SG guitars comfortable?
SGs are pretty comfortable IMO, people say the Epis ones are neck heavy but none of my non-Gibson SGs neck dive nor did any of the Gibson SGs I have owned over the years.
Which is better SG or Strat?
The Stratocaster sounds brighter and crisper than the SG which sounds warmer. The Gibson/ Epiphone SG is often preferred for rock and metal, whilst the Fender/ Squier Strat is often better for cleaner tones. The Stratocaster has three single coil pickups and the SG has two humbucker pickups.
Are Tokai guitars made in China?
Tokai guitars have been made in Japan, Korea and China. Korean production started around the mid-1990s. Tokai guitars made in Korea (MIK) are lower priced guitars, similar to the Korean Epiphone guitars.