Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2020 Tokai Japan ATE-120S Mahogany & new hard case




Wow! What an absolutely beautiful guitar this is. Made by Tokai Japan in 2020, I suspect that it may have been a shop demo model as it arrived with cellophane covers still on the pickguard and the pickups & no real evidence of any use.

The guitar is in near mint condition and is one of a special run made by Tokai. It features a two piece Mahogany body, a one piece Mahogany neck & Rosewood fingerboard. A tortoiseshell pickguard compliments the Mahogany well & it is loaded with a set of Tokai's own highly rated vintage pickups. Yes, the guitar is a little heavier than the Ash bodied Strats I usually see from Fender Japan but at 3.98 kg it's no heavier than a 70's USA Strat or a recent Alder bodied Telecaster I have had. Most Japanese Strats are around 3.5 kg so it's very playable.

Being a Japanese Tokai, the build quality is superb & the Fretboard radius, at 9.5" (240mm) is flatter, and for me, much more playable than the usual 7.25" vintage radius which can choke out on bends. Really, really like this guitar & I know it won't be around for long.

Here's some blurb & specs I found on line:

Tokai AST-110 Mahogany is a special all-mahogany Telecaster model handmade in Japan. The guitar features a two piece mahogany body with one piece mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets. This AST-120S is also equipped with a P90 neck pickup and a  vintage style single coil pickup at the bridge together with high quality parts. Finished in Natural High Gloss.

Guitar Specifications

Model: ATE-120S

Body: Mahogany Two Pieces

Neck: Mahogany

Scale: 25.5”

Frets: 22x Medium Jumbo (Dunlop 6130)

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Bridge: TE-VB


Front : LP-OLD

Rear: TE-Vintage MK3

Controls: 1V, 1T, 3way-SW

Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise

Hardware Colour: Chrome

Color: Natural Gloss (NR)

Comes with Thomann Black Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case can be upgraded to a very nice tweed one but these are an additional £12 each at present.Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that i won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


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