- electric guitars
- acoustic guitars
- bass guitars
The Japanese Tokai company started making musical instruments in 1947 distributing harmonicas within Japan. They begain making acoustic guitars in 1965, and soon after solid body electric guitars. At this time most Tokai guitars were made for the domestic Japanese market and not for export. This changed in 1972 when Tokai began to make Sigma acoustics for the C.F. Martin company. From 1973-1975 Tokai were making Sigma solid body electrics for Martin.
Following this Tokai began making copies of the classic American guitars and by the 1980s their replica guitars had earned a great reputation amongst guitarists. Tokai also [produced some good original designs - for example in 1982 the aluminium bodied Tokai Talbo Blazing Fire was introduced.