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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:32 pm
by Phantom

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:03 pm
by mojo hobo
Holy moses ! :o Wow!

That is freakin beautiful PHANTOM,i am guessing its an early tokai LS ..?

Would love to see some more pictures...pretty please.


MOJO HOBO

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:31 pm
by Phantom
Sure when I get a minute Ill have to upload more. Early 80's.
This guitar is incredible. This is what the Japanese sprayed Black over. It was originally Black and my Tech noticed something underneath and said can we scratch some paint off the pickup cavity, I said sure. And Voila!!!!!!

If you close enough you can see I had a grueling night performing with this baby. Its covered in blood.

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:33 pm
by Freebird
Tell them how much it weighs Phantom.

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:27 pm
by Phantom
Freebird, you are one of the many few, to hold what I call my baby!!!!!!!!
yes and very light.............

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:33 pm
by Freebird
After seeing the flames on yours, I wonder how many members are scratching the paint off the pickup cavities of their black or gold tops.

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:39 pm
by Phantom
Oh I can see it now Freebird. They are all removing the pickups as we speak lol, but I'm a afraid in my travels this is the only one I've ever seen.

Phantom

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:42 pm
by jacco
Say what?? Is that a solid top 1980 Tokai?? And they sprayed it black? OMG!!! :o

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:56 pm
by Phantom
I couldn't believe it. My tech has compared this guitar to his real 59 burst. You should see them side by side Jacco.

Phantom

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:27 pm
by CliffsComicWorld
That is Beautiful!!!

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:10 pm
by Phantom
Thx Cliff

Phantom

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:26 am
by spikeymikey
Phantom wrote:I couldn't believe it. My tech has compared this guitar to his real 59 burst. You should see them side by side Jacco.

Phantom
Superb guitar El Phantola, as one would expect. More and larger pix needed urgently.

How does it stack up against your Tech's 'Burst, is it all original and what exact model is it - we need answers!!

Thanks for posting it - it really is a beaut!! You should do the side by side shot and post it on the LPF for a laugh - that should ruffle a few feathers! ;-)

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:03 am
by Emiel
spikeymikey wrote:
Phantom wrote:I couldn't believe it. My tech has compared this guitar to his real 59 burst. You should see them side by side Jacco.

Phantom
Superb guitar El Phantola, as one would expect. More and larger pix needed urgently.

How does it stack up against your Tech's 'Burst, is it all original and what exact model is it - we need answers!!

Thanks for posting it - it really is a beaut!! You should do the side by side shot and post it on the LPF for a laugh - that should ruffle a few feathers! ;-)
That would be excellent!!

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:11 am
by Phantom
Hey Emiel I'm working on the pics. Even my Tech couldn't believe this guitar. It's not original. I was the 2nd owner. The heads are Sperzals, the circuit board has been removed. The guitar has been refretted in the past. I really can't tell you the model. I can't say its an LS80 because I dont recall if it had FEB before the refret. It could be an LS50 or LS60. The neck on this guitar is the slimmest Tokai I've ever played. The guitar has been fitted with Jason Lollar Imperials. Even against any of my LS80's this guitar just has something none of my other guitars have. The tone is really something. A burst is obviously a burst and my Tech's 59 PAF's have something in the sound i've never ever heard before. I can't describe it, its this really sweet upper mid that sound incredible. I paid $300 in the 80's, his is worth over 300K now. this guitar is worn and has been played extensively. I should ask him if I could do a side by side but I'm pretty sure he would be reluctant to post pics of his burst. It doesnt hurt to ask.

Phantom

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:22 am
by Phantom