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by JVsearch
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Can you help identify my Tokai LS160?
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Thank you for the responses guys, apologies if it is in the wrong forum, if you could let me know how to move it I will stick it in the right one. Out of interest how can you tell if it has a maple cap or if is just a veneer? If you have a look at the photo from your album that I posted you can see...
by JVsearch
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Can you help identify my Tokai LS160?
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

It's strange. It looks like it has a veneer top, standard capacitors. I would have thought if it were the flame top LS160, it would have a solid top and orange drop capacitors. I'm almost too afraid to say anything! Definitely a veneer, and also a medium tenon. As to the model I have no idea anymor...
by JVsearch
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

Kipple wrote:You can see in the pics a Tokai that quite obviously has a solid flamed maple cap with a two piece back really ?
Scotoma.... The mind sees what it wants
You must be blind if you can't see the flame in the pickup routes.
by JVsearch
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

"The ULS150 is a premium series made for sale in the UK and it is definitely a solid flame maple top one piece back just check a UK dealer spec ULS150 is actually priced 266k yen" I don't care about fret ends, I'm not arguing about veneer or solid, and this particular guitar does not have a one pie...
by JVsearch
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

"The ULS150 is a premium series made for sale in the UK and it is definitely a solid flame maple top one piece back just check a UK dealer spec ULS150 is actually priced 266k yen" I don't care about fret ends, I'm not arguing about veneer or solid, and this particular guitar does not have a one piec...
by JVsearch
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

I haven't seen anything that actually confirms it is a two piece back . Where did that come from ? That seems to be pure speculation at the moment based on the OP comment that he thought it MIGHT be. The evidence is there in the pictures - for me it has a two piece back unless I see some more close...
by JVsearch
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

When did the fret ends start changing? I actually prefer them unbound but it was always one of the things to look for on a premium model Yeah, actually, I could be wrong on that - may have been thinking of a full nitro finish which is only available on the two top models. If there is FEB on a LS-16...
by JVsearch
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

marcusnieman wrote:Been awhile since there's been a dust up like this. Always entertaining.
Yes, but unfortunately it's clouding the issue.
by JVsearch
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

Re: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation

Tokai UK's only deviation from spec appears to be the two piece back And the unbound fret ends (a big deal), and possibly a veneer top (which would fit with the price point, hence pics requested for verification). I don't think the unbound fret ends are relevant - you have to go up to LS-470 or som...
by JVsearch
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

Is there any chance you could post the pics? If what you're saying is correct then it either represents a big shift in how Tokai are making the premium series now... Yeah, interesting - LS-160 plain top is lowest rung of premium series. BUT! There have been UK "special" orders that were top value -...
by JVsearch
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

Re: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation

Yes a European ULS150, pretty certain bout that. Veneer, sycamore? Nope it's most probably a maple cap, mahogany 1 or two piece body etc. So it's a specific 2015 Euro model that sacrifices a one piece body for a flamey maple top and prices it at the point where the bottom rung of the premium Tokai ...
by JVsearch
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation
Replies: 57
Views: 15959

Re: Identity of MIJ Love Rock: Possible trade situation

fastfreddy1962 wrote:It is a Tokai Love Rock LS150 or a ULS150. UK retail price is around £1500 used around £950 or so if a minter.
A 150 with a two piece body?
by JVsearch
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: DELETE ST-80 purchased.
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Mark Abbott wrote:This isn't to say Tokai is a lesser brand but a comment about consumer spending. There comes a price point where the consumer will opt for the Fender over the Tokai.
I would have to agree, as I've played some excellent Fenders (they have definitely made some great guitars).
by JVsearch
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tokai 1981 LS-120 Love Rock
Replies: 23
Views: 9169

Laundromat wrote:I have a 1981 all-mahogany LS-100 and the original bridge has nickel plated saddles.
Same on my 1982 LS-100.

2010 - shyeah right. :lol:
by JVsearch
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TOKAI is OK in UK? OK in USA?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Yeah man, for all the US talk about free markets and trade they sure like to control some things as much as they can... There aren't many other products where another company is not allowed to come along and say "I can make a better one of those" or "I can do it more efficiently than you" and have a...