1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

Area for Tokai's older than 1985

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Sigmania
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Post by Sigmania » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:34 am

Thank you for doing this. Amazing thread. Wish there was a "like" button on these. ;)
Regards, Geoff

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Post by Reborn Old » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:53 am

Much appreciated Geoff, thanks to you + all other LS owners for contributions that have made this thread possible !

A big thank you to Gottfried at http://www.tokaiguitar.de/1.php Villager at http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/
and Ochay, who have generously agreed to share pics from their amazing collections + websites.
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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:35 pm

1981 LS-100
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1984 LS-120
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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:58 am

1979 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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Post by Peter Mac » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi John,

An awesome thread.
I feel left out cos I don't have a flame top Tokai anymore - only the Gibson.

it is pictured next to an '82 LS-100S ( for credibility)

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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:37 pm

Thanks Peter. Lovely burst ! I love the color.

With your permission, I'll post a pic of your former 1983 LS-200
sometime in December.

I personally think that LS-200 has one of the nicest tops Tokai ever produced, but it was still a very smart trade.
If you saved other pics of it, please feel free to post them.

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Post by Peter Mac » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:16 pm

Hey mate,
No Wuckin' Forries.

I'll search through my trunk load of old photos and see what other Tokai flame top pics I have.

Peter
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Post by Reborn Old » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:27 am

1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1982 LS-150
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1982 LS-150
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1982 LS-150
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1984 LS-150
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1984 LS-150
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1984 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Gottfried at tokaiguitar.de/
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1984 LS-150
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1984 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Villager at japanguitars.co.uk/
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1985 LS-150
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1985 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Gottfried at tokaiguitar.de/
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1985 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Gottfried at tokaiguitar.de/
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1979-1985 LS-200's

Post by Reborn Old » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:24 am

I'm going to leave what many would consider 5 stellar vintage LS-200 examples for last, and others will be posted from late 1979 through 1985.

1979 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.uk
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1983 LS-200
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1983 LS-200
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1984 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Gottfried + tokaiguitar.de
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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:50 am

1980's LS-200
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1985 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.co.uk
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.co.uk
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.co.uk
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Post by Reborn Old » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:57 pm

My final post of popular LS-200 examples in no particular order.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year everyone !


LS-200 1980
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LS-200 1980
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LS-200 1980
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LS-200 1983
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LS-200 1981 photo courtesy of M.J.Yamauchi' - k4.dion.ne.jp/~yjibika/en_index.html
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LS-200 1981 photo courtesy of Ed - mycoolguitars.com
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Post by jacco » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:03 am

Nice work John, thanks for posting.
Happy holidays to you too.

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Post by Sigmania » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:31 pm

Awesome! Thanks for doing this!

Happy holidays!
Regards, Geoff

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:05 am

1984 LS-150



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Post by funkilius » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:47 am

WOW!!!

These Pics Should Carry a Health Warning..........................................................for all those suffering from GAS......Me included.... :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
I wish I could play like that !!!!!

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