Tag Archives: Tokai

Guns ‘n’ Rosewood – The Economist

A great snippet (and a great title) from this week’s Economist on US federal agents’ recent raid on the Nashville factory of guitar-maker Gibson.  They were apparently looking for ebony and rosewood which had been illegally imported into the US.  … Continue reading

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Springy Sounds Abound

I’m delighted to be able to talk about this, now.  Around this time last year, I wrote the introduction for this book. Iain Black – with enormous dedication, persistence and, surely, the patience of a saint – has compiled what … Continue reading

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1982 Tokai Springy Sound ST60

  Lest the blog become too serious… I took the picture for a project which I’ve been involved in for the last year and which is close to coming to fruition (more when it’s live).  It’s my current favourite guitar. … Continue reading

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Another Tokai Fan…

It is interesting to see bluesman Philip Sayce name-checking the quality of old Tokai guitars (page 2 of this exhaustive interview on MusicRadar.com or hard copy in Guitarist magazine).  When they first appeared in the late 1970s and early 1980s, … Continue reading

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