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Permalink Shopping for guitar in Tokyo - very cool article from Guitar Afficinado magazine

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I know Lorenzo bought his fiesta red Jag in Tokyo, and that many of you have ordered directly from Japanese companies over the internet. I think all gearheads will salivate over this article about all the guitar shops in Tokyo - probably the best place in the world today to shop for a guitar! And now you can also see why Shigeo Naka always has such cool guitars! (Click on the pages to enlarge them.)









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maybe we should go! great article Ivan!!

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I just need lotsa money

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Wow, I would love to check that out. Expat guitars is also located in Japan, all things Mosrite and likes. Expat Guitars

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tubeswell wrote:

I just need lotsa money

Same here, but for the trip. (After that move the decimal price on the sign to the left 2 places to get (roughly) the guitar in $US.) Holy cow.

Thanks Ivan, neat article!

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DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

might be an expensive proposition to go there. pardon my enthusiasm, japan is a real headrush!!

Enjoying the surf,sun and sand!!

Last edited: Jul 06, 2014 10:00:18

Thanks for posting that, Ivan! It's always been a dream of mine to go to Japan even before I played guitar (I did a book report on Japan in 4th grade, and that desire just kind of stuck). I always perk up every time someone describes their travel stories over there; most accounts always seem to be it's kind of surreal, but mostly in a good way. Seeing how much choice is there, I'd probably head for the custom Mosrite makers and any used/vintage shops that may have 60's Yamaha's. (My other dream is to go to Spain, where I'd purchase my perfect Spanish classical acoustic with these imaginary funds I'd have.)


I bought the magazine to read on an upcoming flight this week so I haven't read the article yet but I'm interested because I never found the guitar shopping, price wise or selection wise (for my interests) very satisfying in Tokyo although it's been at least ten years since I've been there.

Aaaahhhh!!! Ivaaaan!!!!
I do not want to know this everything!!! Laughing

No, of course THANKS for this infos.

Yes, of course it would be great to go guitarshopping there!
Lorenzo told me when I would be there in one store I would leave a good guitar store with minimum 6 guitars…

And, yes, everybody knows that they always keep a special run in their own stores.

I love jap guitars! It is a fact that 90 percent of my guitars are from Japan.

Maybe we can start a SG101 travel group with members from all over the world to go there!? And then ask in Japan for a SG101 special group price if we buy more than 100 guitars (which would not be a problem!)!

Twang cheers!

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Enoki of Jackie and The Cedrics took us guitar shopping in Tokyo when The Ghastly Ones did our little tour there. It was really something to behold. I don't think I ever saw Garrett that happy before or since! Smile

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Thanks! My brother has to go to Japan for business every so often so maybe I'll ask him to keep his eyes open for a nice Mosrite copy.

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