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Post by jacco » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:27 am

That's one of the most beautiful Tokai's I've ever seen even though it has been Gibsonized

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Post by Phantom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:57 am

Yes the Gibson logo is quite depressing to see on this guitar, there a long story behind that one. Thanks Jacco. I'm really gonna try to get some audio clips, you have to hear it to believe it.

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Post by 3rdstone » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:07 am

Gorgeous instrument you have there. I really love the contrast between the beautifully flamed top and the heavy worn back.

A beauty to watch in front, but the result of much usage over the years is still there.

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Post by spikeymikey » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:03 am

Surely P., it must be below an LS80 if it has no number at the end of the fretboard?

Nice to see it's been used and enjoyed - that's very cool. I notice a lot of folks swap out the original pickups? Anyone got a Duncan Antiquity bridge pickup they wanna flog? I love the bass pickup in my Reborn but I'm not totally happy with the treble one.

Keep 'em coming Phantom!!

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Post by jacco » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:46 am

I do have a Kloppmann 59 bridge double white left for the ones interested, not a cheap pup though

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Post by Phantom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:33 pm

Thanks 3rd Stone, it is my #1 that for sure.
Hey Mikey I have to agree it is below an LS80, however I have an LS80 that does not have the 80 at the last Fret and have seen others as well that were like that.

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Post by spikeymikey » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:19 pm

I was thinking about this - would something below an 80 have a flamed top like that? Even if some Berk at the factory ordered it painted black? How many pieces is the body and what's the headstock angle?

I never knew there were any 80's and up sans number but it makes sense.

I'll show you some new shots of my No.1 soon - be prepared, it'll blow your bollocks off!! ;-)

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Post by Phantom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:26 pm

Alright boys dont forget the Phantom started this. Everybody bring on your number 1's........................Come on let's see what you got.

Bring it on Mikey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by spikeymikey » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:41 pm

LOL!

I can't post pix yet P., as I only got a iPod here but be patient.

Jacco'll entertain you in the meantime with that killer LS100 of his......Take it away the J-man!

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Post by Phantom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:26 pm

I'm waiting boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THE PHANTOM HAS RETURNED ONCE AGAIN


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Post by Emiel » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:25 pm

Phantom, that is an absolutely gorgeous guitar. I'm very glad to hear you find your #1 axe. Now we just need a video/audio comparison between your Tokai and your mate's Gibbo :D

I recently acquired Alan's wonderful 1980 Reborn Old LS-80... it's been my #1 since. absolutely love it! Have to agree with Mikey though, I dig the bass pickup more than the bridge pickup...


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(it has far more visible grain than you'll see in these pictures)

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Post by Phantom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:39 pm

Absolutely Awesome Emiel. I do have a similar LS80. It does sound great too. Can someone for the love of God show this poor guy how to post pictures without a link? That would be very helpful. I'n the next week or so I'm gonna try to get some audio for everyone.

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Post by JVsearch » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:22 pm

spikeymikey wrote:Surely P., it must be below an LS80 if it has no number at the end of the fretboard?
It's a Love Rock, they don't have those numbers pressed in at the last fret.

Amazing guitar, and great job revealing its true beauty!
Totally biased towards Japanese made guitars.

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Post by spikeymikey » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:19 am

Aahhhh.......that's it, I knew I was missing something even as I posted. Did the "Reborn Old" series have the number impressed?

Amazing how some Berk couldn't live without "Gibson" on the headstock? ;-)

Hey Emiel - glad you got a Reborn - it looks great!! Show us some details :-)

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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:37 am

spikeymikey wrote:Did the "Reborn Old" series have the number impressed?
Not very likely. They probably stopped doing that with the start of Reborn Old:
The last Reborn I've documented is 0007430 and the first Reborn Old I've documented is 0007503. The 0007503 doesn't have the model impressed in the fingerboard. I don't have enough pics of 0007430 to make out what they did there, 0007400 though does have the model impressed in the fingerboard for sure.

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