Made in Japan
Its handle is a bit like the gibson: round.
I do not regret that it is manufactured in Japan since its finish is perfect, no defects I am very happy.
The handle is really nice feel good on it.
It is an acute SG access is very easy.
It is very light and convenient for someone small. on the other hand it tends to sting a little nose with some tweaking on an amp and go!
Only negative point: such as access to acute is designed to be easy, the guitar neck is long, and me who have short arms .... is not that great but you get used quickly.
I play on an amp Tronic. I play a bit of everything (Pop Rock, Funk, Hard Rock and some metal) it suits me perfectly. It squeaks a little light by his cons. Bold is perfect! In short once you've figured out how to synchronize it with the amp that goes there alone!
I use it since mid-April (not long) but I'm awfully glad!
I love its perfect finish, comfort, lightweight and super sound!
Before I tried to buy the Gibson SG Special faded and another tokai (I can not remember which) There is no comparison really! For 100 € more than the Faded I have a much better sound and a great finish (look on Faded if you do not believe me)
Brief report money: it's worth it!
After having been in hand for a few hours, I would not hesitate to make the election again if he was at it again! It's a great guitar to get used to that (especially the handle).