This is a 2008 Tokai Made in Japan SG-175. It is currently sold as SG-210.  MIJ guitars for the Japanese, market represent the list price in Yen/1000.  Thus, SG-210 MSRP is 210,000 Yen, or about $2,000

This is Tokai's TOP SG.  I am just not an "SG" guy.  This is a great guitar. Look at the specs.  A guitar of this quality for under 1k is absurd. A few years ago the exchange rate was 80 yen/dollar and this guitar (and others) from Japan cost about 40% more. Take advantage of the current strong dollar/weak Yen !!!

The cheapest I could find a new one selling in Japan was for $1725 plus shipping costs.  This is a Custom Shop quality guitar, with top notch electronics, components, one piece Honduran Mahogany body and neck (try to get that from the big G and see what it costs you)

The bridge pickup was switched out before I purchased it to some unknown Japanese boutique brand and is uncovered as pictured. I like the way this current pickup sounds but it has no cover. CW says this brightens up the tone a bit. I have no idea - but it sounds great.

If you can find ANY SG with similar specs for less please message me.

Go ahead. Do your best. I have yet to find one.

I'm seeing three piece body,non Honduran mahogany, poly finish SG'a for similar prices .again - the specs and reputation of Tokai as well as the list price near $2000 speak loudly 

BODY - One piece Honduras Mahogany
NECK - One piece Honduras Mahogany
Head Angle - 18 °
BRIDGE- LPT-8N Aluminum Tailpiece
CAPS - Sprague Orange Drop
JACK - Switchcraft
FINISH - Lacquer Finish 

Frets are in good condition, and it plays well at low action and is light, like SGs should be.

It has a few scratches on the back(pictured).

Comes with a gorgeous plush Tokai case.

The price (with free shipping ) is for US shipping only.  If you live outside the US, please message me with your location.  I will research the cost, custom requirements etc. and see if I can accomodate you. Some countries are simply too much of a pain to ship to and others are fine, so it's a case by case basis.  I have shipped successfully to France and Canada among others.

Ask around, the MIJ Tokai Premium series guitars are often compared to the Big G's Custom Shop guitars.

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Listed6 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • SG 175
  • Red Lacquer (Nitro)
  • 2008
Made In
  • Japan

Whit's Guitars

Maple Valley, WA, United States
Joined Reverb:2015

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