1978 Tokai LS-80 ser # 8000886

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1978 Tokai LS-80 ser # 8000886

Post by CliffsComicWorld » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:00 pm

Ok,

Recent Purchase and I am stoked...... anyone else found a verrrrry early

1978 Tokai LS-80 like this?


- 2 piece neck
- Dont know what the pups are...dont have Gotoh on them but look original
- Damn there mint condition.

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Post by spikeymikey » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:59 pm

Pickups look the same as in my 1979 LS80. Nothing written on them whatsoever, same leads and baseplates.

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:03 pm

Jacco ??

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Post by Udonitron » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:20 pm

Watched that one closely...knew it was you bidding lol
Nice score man
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Post by wulfman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:38 pm

Glad you got it Cliff, too bad we didn't figure out we were both bidding a bit earlier but that top is really nice.

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:42 pm

Aloha Harold,

You are a gentlemen and a scholar... :D

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Post by Freebird » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:55 am

Canadian friend of mine bought one and had it shipped to me in the the states. That was about a year ago. Same two piece neck. Weighed closed to 10 lbs. The eBay seller stated it was under 9lbs., so my friend was not happy.

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:43 am

I guess it is difficult to find a Tokai under 9 lbs

I have come across numerous Greco EG59 Mint Collection under 9 lbs
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Post by Freebird » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:41 pm

CliffsComicWorld wrote:I guess it is difficult to find a lsay under 9 lbs Tokai ?
What is "lsay"?

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:21 pm

corrected above

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Post by luis » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:43 pm

Old Reborns are usually heavy but I was lucky to find one under 4 kg (3.8 kg.) and a early Love Rock at 3.7 kg but 2 pieces back). They sound lighter than other Lovr Rocks I tried so light ones and heavier ones have slightly different sound being all good to me, but I just prefer lighter ones.

Case is not original for a LS-80 Cliff.

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:10 pm

Do tell about the case... Can't make out the badge... But I do have a reborn old case that looks exactly the same.

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Post by bluesyrat » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:38 am

My '80 LS80 (very early '80) weights 8.75 lbs, 3.970 kg...
fusion music make me puke

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Post by jacco » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:35 am

Pre 1982 Tokai aren't heavy and one can easily find a LS80 or above model that weighs under 4 kg. The exception is 1978 and LS50&60s which generally are over 4 kg.

Those pickups look pretty much like Goto's to me Cliff.

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Post by spikeymikey » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:44 am

bluesyrat wrote: fusion music make me puke
I don't know why but this creases me up every time I see it!!
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