They are all priced similar. Jo is from Lindy Fralin era and light. Tokai is said to be mid 80s, block logo and apparently all-stock. I tried Blade (alder body) and it looked and played great but if my experience taught me anything, it is that first looks are deceiving. You can only know about certain things like neck stability in time. Jo (ash) is as good as any Skyline, fairly light with a not-so-great grain pattern. Both sound as good as any good J-bass, Blade's construction seems to be better and mid-boost is a plus. But I already have a J-retro if I want an active sound out of Jo. Looks department, I prefer Blade's sunburst over Jo's, but the headstock is... don't know I am yet to see the Tokai in person. What would you recommend?