In the thread that Ian referred to a new user bought a 2003 Korean Love Rock, and the catalog that lists plywood for some of the black and metallic colored Korean Love Rocks is from 2000 while the latest catalog from 2003-2004 lists either agathis or alder for the body. So probably that user really had a new 2003 Korean Love Rock in black with an agathis body and maple set neck (ALS48BB) which he himself confirmed in that thread when pulling out the pickup ("reddish wood").JSD wrote:Plywood??? Come on! Why are you spreading this BS?
KOREAN TOKIAS ARE NOT MADE FROM PLYWOOD!!!
I guess Tokai realized that plywood for some of the low end models isn't a great seller (feeds rumours etc.) and substituted it with agathis or alder from 2003 on. I didn't check when they started to use it, but the catalogs are all available on the main site. Pages 5, 6 and 9 list the year 2000 plywood models, by the way, but watch out for the file names that do not correspond to the listed page numbers on the catalog site:
http://www.tokairegistry.com/tokai-info ... alogs.html