80s Tokai Les Paul Custom ?

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mustar
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80s Tokai Les Paul Custom ?

Post by mustar » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:25 am

hi can anyone please help me ID my tokai les paul.
It was sold to me as an 83 Japanese Tokai , it has the 60 sticker on the back of the headstock and the serial is indented in the back of the headstock ? i was expecting it when it arrived
to have the love rock logo rather than the split diamond>would this make it an copy of an les paul custom and less desirable than an love rock?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/ ... 0close.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/ ... 60head.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/ ... ntrils.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/ ... full-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/ ... ickups.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/ ... ckhead.jpg

Thanks in advance

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Post by jacco » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:34 am

Nice guitar, completely legit; a Tokai custom doens't have 'love rock' on the headstock & welcome to the forum

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Post by mustar » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:47 am

thanks for the prompt reply , do you know what model it is ? The finish on the guitar is quite thin and does not look like "poly " could it be nitro.

thanks again

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Post by jacco » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:02 pm

TLC60: 2P maho top, 2 or 3P maho back, rosewood fretboard, MKII pups, poly finish. If you want to be sure if it's a poly finish, do an acetone test.

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hmm....

Post by the_man » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:33 pm

hi,
haven't been here for a long, long time. basically still in catch-up mode.

but why do you think it's a TLC 60? cause of the sticker?

pls bear with me...


cheers, rup

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Post by jacco » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:36 am

Hi Rup, rosewood board..

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Post by mustar » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:10 am

thanks for the information , with it i was able to find this on ebay and an brochure online of the TLC series .

http://brochures.yokochou.com/guitar-an ... en_03.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/1983-Tokai-TLC-ALL- ... 27aed91fb1

Is the ebay price realistic in the current market? , i have thought of importing Tokais form the states or Japan but got burnt a couple of times by customs.

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Post by jacco » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:33 am

Koiz is always a little bit expensive but he takes offers & marks it down for customs

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