Review: Tokai ATE-33N Thinline – Finland's premier Guitar and Bass blog


Tokai ATE-33N Thinline – beauty shot 2

Tokai Guitars are known for their well-made copies of classic guitar and bass models.

The brand-new Tokai ATE-33N Thinline is part of Tokai’s more affordable Chinese-made range, and represents their version of a Thinline Tele-type guitar.


Tokai ATE-33N Thinline – full front

The Tokai ATE-33N Thinline (current price in Finland 437 €) is a real looker and will delight fans of the natural look, despite its moderate price tag.

Tokai ATE-33N Thinline – f-hole

Roger Rossmeisl – known for his classic Rickenbacker designs – hit upon the concept of the Thinline Telecaster in the late 1960s when working for Fender. The original version was made with a body which featured three large pockets routed out from the back. A separate, glued-on solid piece of wood served as the body’s back.

Tokai approaches the construction of the ATE-33N Thinline the other way around: the pockets are routed into the front of the alder body, which then receives a…

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Posted on February 11, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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