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by supernout
Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Love Rocks nitro finish?
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

The problem as always is that there are no Japanese forum members who could translate the early catalogs which could probably tell the story.
the problem is that they perhaps don't want to share their knowledge with "gaijins" :lol:
by supernout
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Love Rocks nitro finish?
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

Re: Love Rocks nitro finish?

my info is that only 320 and older 200 loverocks are fully nitro. reborn LS-100 to 150 as well as earlier loverocks were only clear-top coated with nitro and had poly sealers. but there is some confusion about that even in japan, especially about the 120's (laquer or not, veneer or not...)
by supernout
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help ID my love rock!
Replies: 10
Views: 2844

additional info :

Brass saddle bridge is LS-80 upwards as well as nickel hardware instead of chrome (bridge section and tailpiece parts)
by supernout
Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: tenons...were all the love rock/reborns built the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

either they're laughing or they don't know what a tenon is. :lol:

anyway, you are completely right IMO. the 320's and i think older 200's have a long tenon (tongue), i don't know too much about the newer 200's.

supernout
(back in saddle again!)
by supernout
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS 320 on ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 6526

Re: New/old

Hi all, the auction at ebay showed definitely a 320. This is the only Tokai model being custom-made. It's easy to tell from the regular models by it's tuner line-up. Other hints are the different routings for both Pu-cavities or headstock wood veneer instead of plastic and many else little details l...
by supernout
Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Are there mistakes in the LoveRock Serial Numbers???
Replies: 89
Views: 36026

It seems that they started with "inkies" in '78 and changed it during the year. Nothing to be worried about. The 001 stated in the '78 catalog is inked as well (custom cs) and I can't remember either having seen any impressed '78 nor any thin lettered '78 LPR logo. But I've only seen about a dozen. ...
by supernout
Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Are there mistakes in the LoveRock Serial Numbers???
Replies: 89
Views: 36026

...the pickup cavities are different on my "inky" ...
Yup, and the proud faker even left his signature inside. This is a prove, man :) :D :lol:
by supernout
Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Are there mistakes in the LoveRock Serial Numbers???
Replies: 89
Views: 36026

Hi Mike, please do me one favor. Shoot a front pic of the headstock, the lense 90 deg. to the surface, standard or better tele-lense, no wide-angle. It will answer the question, if it's a Tokai or Greco or any brand neck. I compared the neck of my Tokai hybrid of '80 or whatever and it was definitel...
by supernout
Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Are there mistakes in the LoveRock Serial Numbers???
Replies: 89
Views: 36026

Hi Ian, Me no good at riddles either! So where did I said that? :-? I just don't remember having used that term. But the pix are probably gonna answer the riddle :o http://people.freenet.de/alles_muss_raus/tr1.jpg http://people.freenet.de/alles_muss_raus/tr2.jpg Note the neck cavity and especially t...
by supernout
Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Are there mistakes in the LoveRock Serial Numbers???
Replies: 89
Views: 36026

CLONE TOKAI's IT IS !!! Hi Mike, If I could clone a Mercedes, I would not waste my time in cloning a Volkswagen. Why are you so superduper sure about the cloning thing? Did you fake it back then? :lol: You often could not even tell an indian from a brazilian fretboard in the past, so why should I b...
by supernout
Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 LS-100 Les Paul Reborn Pickup Question
Replies: 13
Views: 13763

Re: 1979 LS-100 Les Paul Reborn Pickup Question

referring to the '79 catalog the LS-100 had Dimarzio PAF's, while the LS-150 had Dimarzio PAF - Super Distortion.

The LS-100 is actually an LS-80 equipped with Dimarzio Pu's made in U.S.A. therefore an additional cost of 20k yen. There's no difference concerning construction or wood. :o
by supernout
Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock with no serial number
Replies: 21
Views: 7749

supernout wrote: BTW Ian, IAM... WTH is AFAIK :-?
Got it already, Ian :D
by supernout
Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock with no serial number
Replies: 21
Views: 7749

yes, you're right Ned, it doesn't matter as long as I keep playing it. Anyway, I forgot to mention that it's a solid flametop, so it's definitely not an ALS50 or korean model.

BTW Ian, IAM... WTH is AFAIK :-?
by supernout
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock with no serial number
Replies: 21
Views: 7749

The redflametop that I can't keep my hands off came w/o a serial number. I don't know why but probably due to the fact that it's a custom colour or custom order equipped with Grovers. I would seriously doubt a korean origin. It' too old :)

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by supernout
Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Are there mistakes in the LoveRock Serial Numbers???
Replies: 89
Views: 36026

But 78 is very early (anyone ever seen a 77 LS?), so can I just be clear; you mean you’ve had at least one with inked number 800xxxx? Two, three, more than that? twenty-5, to be exact :lol: :lol: :lol: Being serious again, I still own one and I remember seeing two or three '78 inkies on Yahoo...