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The name "Snappy" means "outlet" (B-grade with a few scratches), and Cat's Eyes used to label and sell guitars that had minor defects (paint spots, scratches, etc.) during the manufacturing process as "SNAPPY" brand. However, it's hard to identify such flaws on a vintage guitar that's been around for more than 40 years, so we can assume that this is a Cat's Eyes guitar. Except for the "Snappy SW-2000" label on the inside of the body, the rest of the body is unmistakably that of the high-end Cat's Eyes CE-2000 made by Tokai Gakki. The "CE-2000" branding on the neck block is also there.

It's an all veneer model with Ezo spruce top and Indian rosewood back/sides. Avalon inlay work and gold glover pegs give it a high-class feel. It's one of those instruments with an old-fashioned appearance that gives it an austere feel.

There is a crack repair on the center seam of the top, and there is a cloudy paint film on the entire side/back of the body and the back of the neck. The string height is about 2.2mm below the 6th string at the 12th fret, about 1.8mm below the 1st string, and the saddle height is about 2mm. Playability is good, and it has a nice dynamic sound that is different from Martin's and typical for Japan. Comes with the original hard case with Tokai Gakki plate.

TOP : Solid Ezo Spruce
BACK/SIDES : Solid Indian Rosewood
NECK : Mahogany
BRIDGE : Ebony
TUNERS : Grover Gold
CACE : Original Hardcase
*Crack repair on center seam, cloudy paint overall
Please note that all items are for sale in our Tokyo store.
There is a chance they might be sold out. All items are shipped tracked and insured. All import duties or customs fees are the buyers responsibility - please be aware of the requirements for your country. If you have any questions please ask.

Listed2 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.Learn more
  • Tokai Snappy
  • SW-2000 (Cat's Eyes CE-2000)
  • Natural / Wood Grain
  • 1980
Made In
  • Japan
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought


Shinjuku-Ku, Japan
Joined Reverb:2018

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