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What model Love Rock is this?
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:36 pm
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:20 am
Yes it could be an als, but it also could be a LS. Also, the post 2000 models tend to have very conventional trussrod covers, this one has a styled form form. I just checked the old catalogue and found this form of Trussrod cover on 1985 Ls's and ALS's... we understand each other, there are other years around of that that used the same type of trussrod cover.
The veneer top and the unbrainded PU cable gives also a clue in direction of a basic version. I'm curious too of what it could be in the end.
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Not sure what the model number is myself but couldn't the top be a 3 (+) piece under the veneer ?? Probably more likely than a one piece top, anything is possible though.
Nice axe nonetheless. "85 was a transitional year with specs being all over the map.
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:34 pm
Anymore ideas folks?
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:05 pm
OK so go to the American Stevie Ray catalog to find this guitar.
In 1985 in order to sell into the U.S. market, Tokai had to alter the headstocks slightly to avoid copyright infringements from both Fender and Gibson.
As both the ALS-60 and ALS-80 had exactly the same specs in build and electrics, it came down to 2 factors -
ALS-60 : Chrome hardware ; poly finish
ALS-80 : Nickel hardware ; Nitro finish
The hardware appears to be nickel (yellow tinge) so it COULD POSSIBLY be an ALS-80
Hope this helps.
Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:03 am
Original poster says the hardware was upgraded. Are the pickups original? Can we see shots of the pickup control cavity? Is the finish poly or nitro? Use a little acetone in one of the pickup cavities to see if it removes any finish.
Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:04 am
Original poster says the hardware was upgraded. Are the pickups original? Can we see shots of the pickup control cavity?
Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:30 am
It's most probably a lower model run, still a great guitar if it can be had for a reasonable amount of change.
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:42 pm
These are the only pics I have at the moment. I'm not home where the guitar is.
The pickups are Suhr's, which I pulled out and sold to a buddy. It currently has some late 90's Seymour Duncan 59's in it. It is a phenomenal sounding guitar. I love the neck and at 8lbs 10oz it feels great. I paid $300 for it and sold the pickups for $100, so I'm doing fine no matter why model it is. I think it is a 60 personally. I haven't tried acetone on it yet.
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:10 pm
I'd say you did well.