1981 Tokai Love Rock

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1981 Tokai Love Rock

Post by claus » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:41 pm

First of all: hi everyone ;)

I got an offer with this guitar:

TOKAI Love Rock 1981, Serial number: 1014482


Is this a fake and how can i see that?. I have already searched a bit in the internet but havent found a lot. I hope you can help me.

And how much would such a guitar cost?.

claus :)

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Post by Tim Z » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:55 pm

Well, I am no expert on Tokai's, but it looks very similar to the one I just bought off eBay. Mine is serial number 1013296. The only difference is that my pickups are white and black bobbins, which is what I thought they came with back then. The volume / tone knobs don't look original either. Also, the pickguard and switch plate do not look original (too white) I paid $1295 US for mine, which seemed to be a good deal when compared to all the other similar MIJ Tokais I could find of that era. How much is it? Here's a couple of photos of mine



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Post by JJMcG » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:00 am

Looks legit to me...Both look like mine, which was recently identified as a TLS-60CS.

I spent 400 uk pounds on my 1984 model. I Thought that was a good deal when I bought it and have yet to be prooved wrong. I would say that anything cheaper than 400 is a real bargain not to be missed.

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:19 am

Looks fine mate, very nice colour. Most all the Korean fakes were made from 2001 through to 2005. There are now some coming out of China but i have never seen an early model being faked..

so many guitars....so little money...

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