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 SOLD  2008 Tokai ES-150
Invincible competitor to 335
Tokai 335 series never fails in exciting me. Produced and purchased in 2008 at a local music shop here in Tokyo, this ES-150 will surely delight you as it did to me. This is my second Tokai guitar and they always outperform my expectation in every aspect. Excellent fit and finish, the best timbers and materials, and astonishing sound of PAF Vintage MkII pickups, all earn Tokai as a supreme guitar manufacturer.

In terms of playability, once I lay my fingers on the fertboard Tokai does a magic, having my fingers dance over the frets so nice and smooth. I had a similar experience when playing a Ibanez GB10 but this Tokai baby is still 4 years young, staying hardly touched, so there's absolutely no question about fret wear, buzz, curvage, abnormal action or intonation. Laminated finish is so shiny that I had difficulty in taking the photo as natural as possible.

I was massively touched by Cream's farewell concert video so I imitated what Clapton played by replacing the control knobs and trustrod cover. Of course the original parts are shipped together so this is a bonus for you!

Also for those who are confused about the tricky model names of Tokai guitars, basically the numbers following the model names are the price after thousand such as JPY xxx,000. Whenever there is major readjustment of JPY rates Tokai rename the model. For example, ES-145 used to be ES-130, even previously ES-120. The very model you see now is ES-150 but the up-to-dated Tokai webpage showcases it as ES-162. Again this model used to be called ES-135 once a upon a time in Japan...