Japanese Crafted Tokai Vintage Japanese 335-Style ES 172 BB


tokai guitars logo 150x81 - Japanese Crafted Tokai Vintage Japanese 335-Style ES 172 BB


The Tokai ES-172G-BB Black Beauty Finish ‘Vintage Series’ ES-Style Semi Hollow Electric Guitar continues the Japanese craftsmanship tradition that sought the true one playability and sound of the vintage ES, and continues to keep Tokai’s legend alive. This is a superbly built instrument with superior components and hardware, and a deluxe vintage style finish.

It features a Maple Arched Top with Maple side and back, one-piece Mahogany set neck, Rosewood fingerboard, and Tokai’s faithfully voiced PAF vintage MK II humbucking pickups. It also has vintage Gotoh style tuners with green tulip buttons and LS-VB Bridge coupled with LS-VT Tailpiece. Its Black Beauty finish is a super beautiful and elegant, with gold hardware finish.

Comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity (dated and stamped with serial number) and a Tokai fitted premium paisley hard case.

  • Body: Maple Back and Sides
  • Top: Flamed Maple
  • Neck: One Piece Mahogany Set-Neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: LS-VB, LS-VT Tailpiece
  • Pickups: 2x PAF Vintage MK2
  • Electronics: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3-way Switch
  • Inlays: Block, Pearl
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Color: BB (Black Beauty)

Case Specifications

  • Shaped, fits ES models
  • Durable, hard exterior
  • Soft plush interior
  • Accessory compartment
  • Case: Black



Tokai Gakki Co., Ltd., often referred as Tokai Guitars Company Ltd., is a Japanese guitar manufacturer founded in 1947 and situated in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka perfecture. Tokai Guitars produces acoustic guitars, electric guitars, electric basses, autoharps, and melodicas. Tokai have built a lot of Gibson and Fender replica models over the years such as the "Love Rock Model" and "Les Paul Reborn" Les Paul replicas and the "Springy Sound" Stratocaster replicas and the "BreezySound" Telecaster replicas. Tokai have also made a lot of Gibson and Martin Acoustic model replicas. In 1965 Tokai started making classical guitars and in 1968 started making the Hummingbird electric guitar models and in 1970 started making the Hummingbird Acoustic models. Brian May from Queen uses a Tokai Hummingbird Acoustic on some recordings. In 1972 Tokai went into a joint venture with C.F._Martin_&_Company to supply Acoustic guitar parts and also build Martin's solid body Sigma guitars. In 1973 Tokai started making the "Cat's Eyes" Martin Acoustic replicas. In 1983 Tokai started making a metal body guitar called the Talbo which the band Devo played at one time. The Tokai "Les Paul Reborn" Les Paul replicas started around 1976 and around 1978 Tokai changed the name from "Les Paul Reborn" to "Love Rock Model". Tokai also made Fender replicas starting in 1977 and Stevie Ray Vaughan played a "Tokai Springy Sound" Stratocaster replica at one time. Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top and Robert Fripp have also played Tokai guitars. Tokai have their own instrument making factory and have built guitars for lots of well known brands (OEM).
tokai guitars logo 150x81 - Japanese Crafted Tokai Vintage Japanese 335-Style ES 172 BB


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Japanese Crafted Tokai Vintage Japanese 335-Style ES 172 BB”