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by guitar hiro
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is this a real 1981 LS60?
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: Is this a real 1981 LS60?

wouldn't 000 be early 1980? interesting find. wouldn't the warranty date be from the sold date and not made date. Peter Mac's opinion of the 'inkie' serial number scheme is likely to be the most well regarded opinion; I would think. I have yet to read other opinions & his opinions seem to be typica...
by guitar hiro
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is this a real 1981 LS60?
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: Is this a real 1981 LS60?

I have referenced this thread the past few years because I have acquired several inkies. I actually sold an inkie LS-50 to a guy in the DFW area a few years ago; he liked his inkie LS-50 so much that he sold one of his Gibsons. :lol: So, the reason I revived this long dead thread is because I recent...
by guitar hiro
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help identifying a TST-60
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: help identifying a TST-60

Oh, I didn’t know, I’ll update the post. They seemed legit. Do you think it’s a fair price? For €700 I’ll let it go I typically try & not comment on price unless an item is just insanely over priced, which I don't believe that applies to your asking price. Not really my business what others ask for...
by guitar hiro
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help identifying a TST-60
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: help identifying a TST-60

I'll play; your Goldstar Sound is likely a TST-55 because (1) custom color (2) VII stamped pickups :)

neck plate seems out of place for the example

Your listing states, "all original" but that is impossible because you have CTS pots in there dated to 1310 :wink:
by guitar hiro
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1981 LS100S ON All Mahogany Love Rock
Replies: 85
Views: 4063

Re: NGD 1981 LS100S ON All Mahogany Love Rock

Check the below TF thread link, and check my post from Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:31 am. According to the scan that I saw it shows the LS-200 as the only 1978 - 1982 LS model with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. The LS-150 & lower models are all listed as Rosewood for the fingerboard. Is that correct? Wh...
by guitar hiro
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Very Expensive Vintage LS-200s ? on YJ
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Very Expensive Vintage LS-200s ? on YJ

I did see a scan recently of Tokai info for the 1978 to 1982 LS models; it states that the LS-200 fingerboard is Brazilian. So, it seems to be that the LS-200 from the era was the only LS specified with Brazilian for the fingerboard. The scan also shows the LS-200 as H Mahogany for the body; I assum...
by guitar hiro
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai guitar or Fakai
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Tokai guitar or Fakai

that looks like a real Tochai

I would pass if I were you
by guitar hiro
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What did I just buy? Tokai LS-320 2002?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: What did I just buy? Tokai LS-320 2002?

Ochanomizu wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:34 pm
I'm all about the thick necks and have sold many that were too thin. I'll hope for the best.
I have an early 2000s LS-320, and it has a thin, 60s slim taper neck :( but oh well, it's still a 320 :D

Good luck :wink:
by guitar hiro
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What did I just buy? Tokai LS-320 2002?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: What did I just buy? Tokai LS-320 2002?

Nice top on that one 8)

hope it doesn't have the skinny (thin) neck
by guitar hiro
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
Replies: 50
Views: 85626

Re: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

this thread needs a bump 8)
by guitar hiro
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1981 LS100S ON All Mahogany Love Rock
Replies: 85
Views: 4063

Re: NGD 1981 LS100S (Solid) ON All Mahogany Love Rock

Excellent job Geoff 8) you are to be commended for your efforts to obtain the information :)
by guitar hiro
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1981 LS100S ON All Mahogany Love Rock
Replies: 85
Views: 4063

Re: NGD 1981 LS100S (Solid) ON All Mahogany Love Rock

that has to be the Tokai 'Cheap Trick' Model :D
by guitar hiro
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1981 LS100S ON All Mahogany Love Rock
Replies: 85
Views: 4063

Re: NGD 1981 LS100S (Solid) ON All Mahogany Love Rock

Anyway, we put that one to bed. Now my question is whether not having the center seam in the top accounts for how well this guitar sustains notes, or is that just the mahogany cap, or the individual pieces of wood in my guitar? I don't know. I wish I had all of the different options in hand to do s...
by guitar hiro
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1981 LS100S ON All Mahogany Love Rock
Replies: 85
Views: 4063

Re: NGD 1981 LS100S (Solid) ON All Mahogany Love Rock

Sigmania wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:39 am
And page 8 from the 1981 catalog for reference, image for LC guitars.

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yes, as I mentioned in my first post on this page (4) of the thread
by guitar hiro
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1981 LS100S ON All Mahogany Love Rock
Replies: 85
Views: 4063

Re: NGD 1981 LS100S (Solid) ON All Mahogany Love Rock

Just reading through Peter's book on the LC models. The LC60 had a 2 piece Mahogany top and the 100/110 had 1 piece Mahogany top just like the LC100S . if anyone looks at my post from Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:55 PM which is currently the last post on page three of this thread, the implication is the same...