Tokai are a japanese company that have been building excellent instruments since 1947. They have a well earned reputation for making top notch instruments.
This Jazz Bass style instrument is a clear example of this amazing workmanship. It is the AJB148 model and it is made in Japan. This is not a standard bass. It belongs in a Limited Run of instruments made at the Tokai Custom Shop in Japan. Standard series Japanese Tokai basses are already very good, but this one is pretty unique. With an ash body and pearloid block inlays on the rosewood fingerboard, it capures the real 70's essence but this doesn't just stop here. A narrow nut, perfect radius and big "TV friendly" logo at the headstock all help make this a real classic looking, feeling and playing.
Fortunately sound is just as good and authentic. Two excellent sounding Tokai Single Coil pickups deliver that great 70's Jazz Bass in passive mode. You get a full bodied sound with excellent midrange and the right amount of highs. Switch the active preamp on and you'll get a much more powerful sound that will sound just amazing for any playing style. This is the definition of Super Jazz Bass sound but we are surprised to find such sound in a bass that's really affordable.
If you are looking for a classic bass with great sound, this bass is the answer. It is also a true collector's item due to the very limited run.
Just one unit available. Won't last!
Tokai Custom Shop AJB148 Ash Natural Active