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klabuster
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Post by klabuster » Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:20 am

Heya again,

after searching all available sources for info about this one, i?ll give it a try again in this forum and i?ll post some pictures of the headstock. The serial number is 9102621 which points to a building year of 1991. As a headstock like this never appeared on any catalogue i?ve seen, would it be possible that this is a "fake-tokai"?! Actually not a very strong theory in my opinion. I?d be very grateful for any further information or at least a source for it.

<img SRC='http://www.dti-clan.de/tlc1.jpg'>

<img SRC='http://www.dti-clan.de/tlc2.jpg'>

thanks in advance
::alex (berlin/germany)

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Post by ned » Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:37 am

Alex,

Do you have the original case? If so what color is the lining?

Ned

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Post by klabuster » Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:15 pm

Hi Ned,

no, I didn?t got a case with it, I bought it as it is. I also had a look at the pickups which appear to be original Tokai-Humbuckers, but no PAF?s - they sound definitely too fat and "hot".

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Post by ned » Wed Jan 02, 2002 2:43 pm

I'd go with a 91 LC but the other guitars we've seen with that headstock are early 80's late 70's.

Next time you change the strings check in the neck pickup cavity for some kind of code.

Ned

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Post by klabuster » Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:31 am

Ned,

Inside the front pickup cavity is written (kinda stamped) the foolowing:

S-61
LC 60

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Post by ned » Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:46 am

well its definately a LC-60, check it out on the catalog page.

Need to get more cavity codes and serial numbers to try and derive any meaning from the serial number.

Ned

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Post by nakamichi » Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:17 pm

It's obviously a Gibson but some bright spark decided to forge the "Tokai" logo to give it some credibility. :0)

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Post by Peter Mac » Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:47 pm

yeah....

I gotta go with "nakamichi" here.

This is the most credible theory yet, ha,ha,ha

Peter

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