2008 Tokai LS-132 SEB
Tokai rocks! Love Rock Les Paul
The model name SEB of this guitar refers to Sound Effect Body, a patent awarded technology by Tokai. According to them, the string vibrations of wooden intruments travel faster at the center of the body than they do at the top and back. By placing a cross-grained piece of wood at this center position of the body, sound is reflected back towards the top and back of the instrument four times faster than on a standard guitar (illustration shown below).
This groundbreaking new body construction offers dramatically increased sustain and note clarity that can actually be felt 'streaming' through your body as you play. In addition, the multi-directional grains offer a stunning visual appearance unmatched by standard instruments.