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post May 2 2008, 09:27 AM
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Hey guys,

Just got back from Tokyo and i'm shattered due the crazy gig i went to last night!

Anyhoo, as i was wandering around Shibuya i came across a really cool music store called "Music Land Key" and naturally i went straight to the floor with the high end gear - just outta curiosity, i've blown all my money on guitars already hehe.

Well they had some really nice/expensive stuff in there that i would kill to have (and don't even get me started on the amps they had...) but what surprised me the most was that there were guitars there i'd never even heard of before and some cool styles i'd also never seen.

So i thought i'd share a couple of pics with you and get you resident know-it-alls out of the woodwork to tell me a bit more about them and whether they're any good or not (well for the price they'll obviously be good, but you know what i mean laugh.gif ).

They had not one, but two Jimmy Page Custom LP's and i fell in love with that guitar as soon as i saw it, shame i can't afford it right now. Oh well someday.

The only thing i actually got from the store were a few picks including a few Jazz III's because i know how everybody raves about them and in my little Japanese country life i never see them - perhaps i shoulda bought more than 3 >_<

Enjoy the pictures!

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post May 2 2008, 10:39 AM
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Cool picks. Those are the Jazz III picks I use. Much better than the red and black ones in my opinion


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post May 2 2008, 10:45 AM
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post May 2 2008, 10:55 AM
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hhehe cool guitars, it kinda seems normal for Japan to have these kind of guitars biggrin.gif

Tokio is sure a great city, lots of interesting stuff there, thanks for the pictures.


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Nice pictures!, I wish I can travel to Japan someday, seems like a really interesting country. Full of awesome guitars too tongue.gif


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Thanks for the share Chief, nice guitars!


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I'm in love with the guitar in the middle up front... wub.gif

Please tell me where I can get one online, brand, price in USD and everything else!!!!! biggrin.gif
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post May 2 2008, 09:54 PM
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really nice guitars .thanks for the pictures


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i've never seen those gold Jazz III picks before, are they different than the black and red ones?
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I can only guess the japan market is a bit special, as with everything else.


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Well the Jazz 3 picks they sold at the shop are made of Ultex which, according to the Jim Dunlop site, gives the widest possible dynamic range, a sharp attack and a light weight that, when combined with the Jazz 3 shape, makes a formidable pick!

I REALLY should have bought more than 3 lol.

As for those guitars, i've done some research myself and they are Zemaitis models (link) which are basically very high quality, handmade and richly designed guitars. It says on the site somewhere that a Japanese company has an official license to build them in Japan (rather than ship them all from England where they originated).

The website has a list of dealers in the USA and given they are made in England i dare say it'd be easy for Europeans to get a hold of them too. But beware, they're expensive! The one you like Audiopaal is 945,000 yen which is almost $9000! The most expensive one there is about $20,000 though *damn*

I think i'll wait until i win the lottery to buy one of those hehe

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QUOTE (Chief Brody @ May 3 2008, 02:42 AM) *
Well the Jazz 3 picks they sold at the shop are made of Ultex which, according to the Jim Dunlop site, gives the widest possible dynamic range, a sharp attack and a light weight that, when combined with the Jazz 3 shape, makes a formidable pick!

I REALLY should have bought more than 3 lol.

As for those guitars, i've done some research myself and they are Zemaitis models (link) which are basically very high quality, handmade and richly designed guitars. It says on the site somewhere that a Japanese company has an official license to build them in Japan (rather than ship them all from England where they originated).

The website has a list of dealers in the USA and given they are made in England i dare say it'd be easy for Europeans to get a hold of them too. But beware, they're expensive! The one you like Audiopaal is 945,000 yen which is almost $9000! The most expensive one there is about $20,000 though *damn*

I think i'll wait until i win the lottery to buy one of those hehe


9000$??? Wow laugh.gif

I still want one after saving a few years biggrin.gif
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