1 ThePolecats 2 months ago I probably posted pics of this guitar in the past but I want to just talk about it a bit now. Some background.If you are interested these Tokais are great when you get a good one. I haven't played this one in about 6 months because I been busy or playing other guitars. I took it out of the case the other day and hit a big ol' open chord and man was it beautiful. I am now playing it a lot the past few days because I have had some time off to play. I bought this in 2002 off eBay. This is a aged natural I suppose. I didn't care for the color and would have preferred a real natural blonde color but now it's grown on me. I loved it so much I bought another that year in brownburst but that one sounded weak for some reason. This one sounds much better so I sold the other one about 7 years ago. I kind of regret it because the other one was a beauty. Much more beautiful and a bound headstock. Not sure why on this color they went with unbound. But if I had to keep one this would make more sense because the sound is really rich and deep and projects well. I believe that now this guitar has really broken in well and the sound has opened up a lot since I bought it. I know it's been 15 years so it should but I can tell you it's significant.I have Black Diamond black coated strings on it. My usual strings would be John Pearse or Ernie Balls. Both 80/20. I tried these Black Diamonds not because they are coated to add longer life but because they are black. I saw an acoustic at Salvation Army with black strings and thought it looked great so I wanted for mine. These black strings looked better on the Sally Army guitar for some reason but they look good here too. At first I didn't care for the sound as much. They weren't as boomy if you will as Pearse or Ernie Ball but after not playing this for about 6 months and playing it again I think these strings have more definition and bite than the Pearse or Balls. These are 12s. I tried 13s on it before but 12s do much better. I don't see these on eBay anymore and I am not sure. I am sure glad I got it. I want to try to learn an Everley Brothers song or two to hear how it sounds. I am an Everley Brothres fan anyway but now I should really try to learn a song or two by them.