1981 LS100

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1981 LS100

Post by jacco » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:50 am

Has anyone seen this beauty?
Supposedly a LS-100, I think it's a stunner! :o

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Post by MIJvintage » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:02 am

been looking at that one for two days now .......... the (top) finish has me thrown off ........... seller states it's original finish tho' ..........
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Post by DaveWW » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:04 am

Looks like a real gem to me. If I had any cash I'd snap that up.

Yep, finish does look almost too good - I'd risk it though.

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Post by jacco » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:04 am

hmmm, it doesn't look like a thin finish..

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Post by MIJvintage » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:36 am

colour spec. for '78 - '82 LS-100V top = VF, CS, OS but then of course, I'm not real keen on catalogs :lol: :lol: :lol: ........

http://www.tokaiguitar.de/content_images/LS2.jpg

the condition of the top finish looks incredibly clean for a 29 year vintage finish ......... not so sure if it's original, or not :-?

it's an odd one, for sure, nice tho' 8) ...................
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Post by hunter » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:27 pm

been looking and very tempted.....absolutely love that top and finish color :o
even went as far as to increase my rinkya account level.....this is truly a sickness :lol:

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Post by hunter » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:43 am

Put in a lower offer last night and checked this morning and auction closed for a negotiated price and appears to be a rinkya bidder......have yet to receive confirmation if I was the winning bid.....any one else here put in a offer

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Post by DaveWW » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:53 am

Good luck! - could the finish be cashew?

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Post by hunter » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:55 am

DaveWW wrote:Good luck! - could the finish be cashew?
Think the cashew finish was ls200 only but not sure

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Post by DaveWW » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:59 am

Yep, that's what the 84 catologue says but this is an 81 and with tokai you never know!

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Post by MIJvintage » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:48 am

the Tokai logo didn't look to have the aged/yellowed look of a 'cashew' finish, which is a designation for a finish coat, not a color designation ...............
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Post by DaveWW » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:04 am

Hard to tell - it doesn't look milky white either. This isn't one of the better pic's and as you said it's not a standard colour either - almost natural.

http://photos.yahoo.co.jp/ph/sh430la/vw ... t&.hires=t

Anyway it was just a thought.

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Post by MIJvintage » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:02 am

DaveWW wrote:Hard to tell - it doesn't look milky white either. This isn't one of the better pic's and as you said it's not a standard colour either - almost natural.

http://photos.yahoo.co.jp/ph/sh430la/vw ... t&.hires=t

Anyway it was just a thought.
the top color does look more or less colorless aka natural, basically like it was clear coated with lacquer, and then slightly aged over time.
The logo doesn't seem to have the same 'look' ...............
To my eyes it doesn't add up as being the so called 'cashew' finish
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Post by mojo hobo » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:48 am

MAN, That is some serious money for a ls100,If it is? :o But that top is so rare and perfect,i would bump the price up by 40,000 yen as well!
I never got it ,anyone here bag it!Luckly SOB :evil:




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Post by MIJvintage » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:34 am

mojo hobo wrote:MAN, That is some serious money for a ls100,If it is? :o But that top is so rare and perfect,i would bump the price up by 40,000 yen as well!
I never got it ,anyone here bag it!Luckly SOB :evil:




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I didn't bid on the LS-100 :( ...........

............. but I just took delivery of an Epi LTD LQ Les Paul Standard about 30 minutes ago :D :D :D ..............
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