2001 Tokai ES-185
Stunning Semi Hollow
To hear how different it may sound? Check out the audio clip below. Jazz and blues players, you must be drooling for this treasure. She has no curvature, but higher frets sound a little buzzy. Currently I set it up as 2mm high on 12th fret, but you may want to take her to technician for customized fit of action.
Lastly, a quick tip on interpreting the model name - the numbers following the model names indicate the price after thousand such as JPY xxx,000. ES-185 can therefore be translated to 185000 yen in 2001 price. Interestingly, 2000 Tokai catalog only lists low end Semi hollows such ES-60. Judging from that again, ES-185, must be a custom craft...