LS-70 1993

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LaoringGlenn
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LS-70 1993

Post by LaoringGlenn » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:48 pm

Hey friends!

I'm new to the forum and could use some help. I'm currently looking to maybe purchase what I think is a LS-70 from 1993. The year I'm sure of because the SN starts with 93. The guitar is in great condition with minimal wear and feels and plays great but I could use some additional information. He's asking for 1500 dollars. Is that a reasonable price and does anyone know anything about the models from this year? Pickups for example? Pictures below!

Kind regards!

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Re: LS-70 1993

Post by Sigmania » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:28 pm

Looks like an LS70. Quilt top.

It’s a laminated top over a maple cap. I believe the body is twice piece mahogany. Poly finish.

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: LS-70 1993

Post by Sigmania » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:31 pm

Here’s the 1994 catalog for reference.

Yours is the VF finish.

https://vintagejapanguitars.com/tokai-1994-catalogue/

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: LS-70 1993

Post by Sigmania » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:32 pm

That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: LS-70 1993

Post by Sigmania » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:56 pm

Btw, I don’t think those pickups are stock. You should ask the seller what they are.


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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: LS-70 1993

Post by LaoringGlenn » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:50 am

Thanks for the reply! So the Love Rocks from the early 90s are not quite in the same class as the early 80s then. I’ll be be sure to ask about the pickups but 1500 dollars seems a bit overpriced then? I’m also checking out a Burny RLG 70 and a Greco Super Real 850, how do those match up against the Love Rock? They all feel like high quality guitars in my opinion!

All the best!

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Re: LS-70 1993

Post by Sigmania » Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:32 pm

It's a nice guitar. Tokai started using laminates on tops in 1981?

The laminate doesn't affect the sound, but it is priced very differently than a solid flame top.

I haven't had an LS70, but they were kind of the work horse of the line for some time.

And I don't have any Burnys so I can't comment on that.
That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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