Here’s my first impression video of the Tokai LC-107S. Tokai Guitars as it’s known in out part of the world (actually the name is Tokai Gakki Company) was started 1947 but didn’t start manufacturing electric guitars until 1975. Tokai is part of those Japanese brand known as “lawsuits guitars” due to the fact that they produced copies of American brand models.
From the beginning the Tokai Less Paul model was called “Reborn Old” then changed to “Les Paul Reborn” but in the 80’s the name landed as “Love Rock”, a name that is commonly used nowadays. Generally if you search for opinions about Tokai you will find positive views.
So, I first heard about Tokai in the mid 2000’s and have been looking for an opportunity to try them out since then… No luck as I have never seen one in a Swedish store. And as my old Gibson Les Paul needs some expensive fixes I took the leap and ordered a new one from Finland! The LC-107S seems to be, as I say in the video, the low end of the high end Tokai’s. Still it’s around 1460 Euro’s (or about 1740 USD) so it’s not low budget buy.
A full review of this Tokai will come when I have had some time to really try it out, until then you will have to settle for this first impression. Of course it will pop up in various videos as time goes by.
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It’s time for another Kemper Rig Showcase and here’s TonCrate’s Febuary Kemper bundle – Clean Gain! So previsously there has been a slight focus on the heavy stuff but here is the opposite just as the bundle name suggests. Here you will get a bunch of profiles on the low gain area, from clean to crunch I’d say.
As ToneCrate recommended I have added in the Electro Harmonix Soul Food overdrive. For those of you who don’t know about the Soul Food it’s practically a clone of the Klon Centaur – that means transparent overdrive. And what’s that? Well, I’d say it takes what you got soundwise and boosts that without too much coloration. It doesn’t mess around too much with EQ.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
Fender Stratocaster American Standard 2014
Electro Harmonix Soul Food
Kemper Profiling Amp
Ever seen one of those cheap Chibsons (China Gibson copy) and been tempted to buy one? Don’t. Have a look at this video to see what it takes fix one to a playable state instead. Well, even if you haven’t considered buying one it’s still worth watching. Actually it’s three videos but you know more is more. Cus Yngwie said so.
Here’s the last bonus video from Have Guitar! – all part of the one year jubilee, it’s been one year since I published the first Kemper Rig Showcase here at Have guitar!
Five facts that you don’t know about the Gibson SG. Or do you? That’s a really silly click-bait title! Maybe you have some even better facts? Show them in the comments if that’s the case! So this is the first video I publish that contains only facts in this way…
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Guitars “used” in this video:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Not sure what you think but I’d say the Gibson 2018 lineup of models looks preetty sweet! And not only the Les Pauls… there’s nice Firebirds and Explorers as well.
The model I’m most interested in is the Gibson Les Paul Classic Ebony, with P90 pickups. I need a new Les Paul and I want P90s… how convinient isn’t that? I hope to be able to showcase one of those at Have Guitar! as soon as possible.
Here’s a showcase of some of those beautiful 2018 Les Pauls from Gibson on cortesey from Musician’s Friend !
Well, I thought this is a video too cool not to share! Billy Gibbons is one of my favourite guitarists, especially on those classic ZZ Top albums from the 70’s. And Les Paul, well he is a legend. If you haven’t read about Les Paul you should, he was a genius. Would have loved seeing Billy rip it up with some classic ZZ Top tune but it’s still something worth seeing…