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Tokai is one of Japan’s leading makers of acoustic guitars, electric guitars, electric basses, autoharps, melodicas and guitar amplifiers. Tokai was founded in 1947 by Tadayouki Adachi and remains family-owned.From 1970 to 1973, Tokai produced Conn acoustic guitars under contract with C. Conn (History of Conn Guitars and Conn Acoustic Guitars).In 1972, Tokai entered into a joint-venture with C. Martin & Company to supply acoustic guitar parts and also to build Martin's Sigma electric guitar line. Between 19, Tokai began making various Fender and Gibson replica electric guitars and basses.Tokai uses a seven-digit serial number usually pressed into the back of the headstock for the Gibson model replicas.
Love Rocks use the first digit of the serial number for the year, 10XXXXX=1981 and starting in 1989 Love Rocks use the first two digits for the year, 89XXXXX=1989.
In 1983, Tokai introduced an aluminum-body guitar called the Talbo (Tokai Aluminum Body) which the band Devo played at one time.
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