FS: Tokai 1981 LS-120 Love Rock

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FS: Tokai 1981 LS-120 Love Rock

Post by Laundromat » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:47 am

1981 LS-120 Love Rock

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Pearly Gates-y flame top, thin veneer over two pieces of maple
One piece mahogany body and neck
'59 neck profile (22,6 mm at 1st and 24,5 mm at 12th fret)
Professional refret (Jescar wire) with the previously damaged neck binding replaced with the correct shade Japanese ABS material (http://www.flyingfinnguitars.fi/e_front.html)
New bone nut
Grover tuners
Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups
Upgraded electronics with 50s wiring (Switchcraft, CTS, PIO capacitors)
Weight 4,7 kg (would be around 4,5 with Klusons and aluminum tailpiece)
Non-original hardshell case

sold

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:54 am

Magnificent!

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Post by Laundromat » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:26 am

How about 1600€ including shipping to Europe and equal discount on shipping to the rest of the world?

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Post by villager » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:20 am

81 100 should be solid top not veneer.. are u sure its a 100?

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Post by Laundromat » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:36 pm

To be honest I can't be sure. It was sold to me as LS-100 and there was a post-it note on the case with the model number, so I never really questioned it. The sticker on the back of the headstock is gone. So this would be an LS-120 then?

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Post by villager » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:10 pm

yes more likely if its a veneer top..

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Post by Laundromat » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:37 am

Thanks! I'll change the model to avoid confusion. No price hike, though. :D
On close inspection it's a veneer, since the grain lines don't exactly match.

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Post by togps » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:59 am

On close inspection it's a veneer, since the grain lines don't exactly match.
So it could be probably a 2010 Love Rock...

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Post by villager » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:47 am

yes i was thinking that too..

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Post by Laundromat » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:05 am

What?! Please tell me you're joking.
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Post by villager » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:14 am

serial number starts with the same, and never seen a veneer 1981 120 in that colour, and just doesnt look "old" since everything has been changed its very very difficult to prove one way or the other, but my bet would be a later rather than earlier guitar.....i think that a 2010 back was 2 piece but not sure someone will know, ..do you have shots showing the grain around the bottom to show its a 1 piece back? it all helps..

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Post by Laundromat » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:26 am

Although I'm thankful for the advice regarding the model number, I think it's very poor form to throw around remarks like that when a guitar like this is being sold.
I will get you all the pictures you need, but I can tell you for a fact that this guitar was not made in 2010.

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Post by villager » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:41 am

sorry but for me there is a question to be answered here you are selling it as a 1981 guitar, as yet there is no solid proof of this, do you have the original parts? that would help establish the year, or proof of a 1 piece back?

just trying to establish beyond reasonable doubt what it is you are selling,

if you can show why you know its not 2010 then everything will be clear...
for example if you bought it in 2009 then there we go!!
please prove me wrong it shouldn't be too difficult.. but good pics of the inside routing, cavity walls and the back from the bottom showing the grain would be a big help...

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Post by Laundromat » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:16 pm

I bought the guitar from a forum member in 2012 and it came without original replaced Schaller tuners, no pickups and rings, with replaced electronics. Backplates, TRC, bridge, tailpiece and pickguard were original.

In this picture from the previous owner in 2012 you can see the reason for the replaced binding and new frets. At this point the fretboard had been planed, removing the nibs and exposing the original whiter shade of the ABS.

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Post by villager » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:23 pm

original 1981 bridge has brass saddles..

are you saying that is the original binding?

a picture with original binding showing nibs would be conclusive proof of 81

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