Korean Love Rock, which Year?

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Watersilk
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Korean Love Rock, which Year?

Post by Watersilk » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:53 am

I bought a Tokai Love Rock on eBay.
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Using the dating guide on this forum, it looks like a 2003 or a little later, judging by the truss rod cover and stamp on the rear of the headstock 'Made in Korea' There is no serial number.
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However, there isn't a dimple on the open-book headstock! Could this be a model made for the local market and not for export?
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The colour I guess is Cherry Sunburst and it has a '60's neck profile. The neck is made of Maple and the body looks like Alder with a Maple cap and a super-thin flame veneer. I guess that the model is an ALS48?

The bridge and stoptail are heavy and chromium-plated.
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The electrics have tiny pots, green caps:
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Pickups:
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Tuners:
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Thank you for any help you can offer :)

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