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Mar 29 2007 - Tokai Returns to North American Market with SC-2C Carved-Top Model
Godlyke, Inc. is proud to announce the return of Tokai Guitars to the North American market! Tokai will be releasing five all-new models in 2007 to celebrate their 60th year of business. Manufactured by hand in the original Hamamatsu, Japan factory, these new Tokai models feature superior craftsmanship, tone, and playability that have come to be expected from an instrument carrying the Tokai brand name.

The Flagship model of the new Tokai line, the SC-2C Carved-Top model is the quintessential rock guitar. Showcasing an original Tokai single-cutaway body design that is at once familiar and unique, the SC-2C features the following:

  • African mahogany Body with string-through design
  • Carved top with choice of real wood cap
  • Perfect balance in standing or sitting positions
  • Quartersawn African mahogany set neck with extra-deep tenion for improved stability
  • 24 3/4 inch Scale Rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo Nickel frets
  • Tone Pros AVR-II Bridge for precise adjustment of the instruments intonation
  • Tone Pros/Klusion System II keystone machineheads for improved tuning
  • Simple yet effective Volume, Tone and 3-Way pickup selector control layout
  • Available colors: Solid Black, Solid White, Gold Top, Amber, See-Through Red, Violin, Cherry Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst
  • Handmade in Hamamatsu, Japan
  • List price $1320 (solid), $1360 (trans), $1500 (flame top), $1550 (quilt top)
  • For information on the entire Tokai line, please visit our website or call toll-free 866-246-3596.

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Jan 23 2007 - New Tokai's For North America

is proud to announce the triumphant return of Tokai Guitars to the North American Market. Come play the all-new SC-2C Model and celebrate 60 years of musical instrument mastery at Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA Booth #1334

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Sep 12 2005 - Appellate Court Awards Victory to Paul Reed Smith Guitars (PRS) Over Gibson
"Appellate Court Awards Victory to Paul Reed Smith Guitars (PRS) Over Gibson

In a long-pending trademark dispute between PRS Guitars and Gibson Guitars Corp., the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today reversed a lower court decision and ordered the dismissal of Gibson's suit against PRS. The decision also immediately vacates the injunction prohibiting the sale and production of PRS?s award winning Singlecut? Guitar. Paul Reed Smith Guitars announced today that it will immediately resume production of its Singlecut? guitars.

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Dec 26 2004 - Clapton Whips Up Cream Reunion

Eric Clapton (news)'s ready for some fresh Cream.

Old Slow Hand revealed to BBC Radio 2 last week that he and his former mates in rock's first supergroup, singer-bassist Jack Bruce (news) and drummer Ginger Baker (news), are planning to reunite for four shows next May at London's Royal Albert Hall, the legendary venue where the power trio played its final gig in 1968.
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Dec 22 2004 - Peavey and EVH Part Ways


World-famous manufacturer launches 6505? amplifiers, Carina? guitars

December 21, 2004

Peavey Int'l. Headquarters?Peavey announces it has parted with Edward Van Halen after a 13-year partnership. Peavey collaborated with the guitarist on his signature-model Peavey Wolfgang? Series electric guitars and Peavey 5150? Series amplifiers.

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Dec 17 2004 - Judas Priest Visit FPE Showroom
December 17, 2004 Los Angeles, CA ? Guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing of the legendary metal band Judas Priest stopped by the FPE showroom to chat about their new CD and to demo the latest innovations in MI gear.
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Nov 19 2004 - Line 6 Announces RiffTracker Recording Package for Guitarists
Line 6 announced today its PC-based recording system for guitarists, GuitarPort RiffTracker. GuitarPort RiffTracker is an all-in-one rig that lets guitarists quickly record their musical ideas. It consists of GuitarPort hardware, which connects a guitar to a PC, GuitarPort software that provides a complete amp, stomp box and effects tone rig, and RiffWorks recording software by Sonoma Wire Works.
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THE DARKNESS frontman and guitarist JUSTIN HAWKINS has lost the use of his right hand after smashing it through a window during a fight.
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Oct 28 2004 - Review of the new Sound Stream series
At the last NAMM show Tokai introduced the new Sound Stream series of guitars. We put one through the paces. Check out the review under Dating & ID then Tokai Reviews.
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Oct 06 2004 - Tokai Guitar Registry New Look
Finally close to putting the finishing touches on the new look of the site. More importantly the information has been re-organized in to a more logical format. There will be more information re-organizing as we move forward but at a much slower pace than the last month.

Thank you for being patient during this time of disorganization.

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