OMG! holy thread ressurection, batman!
Many things has been changed since this wierdo conversation.
Now you can find nice Kiko's K1 Tagima Signatures!
The founder luthier Seiji Tagima is no longer the owner of the company since 2006, tough.
The new owners have done a nice job on the new Tagima Guitars lineup.
Anyway, for a basic strat/tele/lespaul copy, they are priced appropriately.
The high end stuff is very expensive but wear propper hardware, like Gotoh and Seymour Duncans.
I did some Tagima special swirl run in 2005:
Kiko and me
And if you own a Tagima guitar from the 90' yeah, it's a top notch well done instrument, with awesome brazilian woods. congratz!