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I wanna high-end plain-top
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jackspack
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: I wanna high-end plain-top Reply with quote

I really like the look of plain tops, the Gibson VOS 1958 and 60's on ebay cook my chicken. My '05 LS150 sounds and plays great, but the look of the Heritage Cherry and unusual figuring leave me cold. I know, sound and feel, but I do like a guitar to please me eye.
Anyone got, or seen, a high end (250 and higher) with a tobacco/lemon plain top?
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SUSHI GUY
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those PACIFIX limited LS series are it i think. leave the URLs for you so consider. KEY Sinjyuku store is the one who sells them a lot. so check em out!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.musicland.co.jp/store/campaign_detail/shinjuku/359

they usualy have a lot but right now only some. LS1 is the best of the bests and there are also LS2/3/4/5/6/7 so far i guess. all great gtrs!!!!

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=12954&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

LS1/2/3 are the braz/honduran materials premier class bursts.
LS4/5 are i think their special versions based on LS100Q class, japan standard series.
LS6 is the les paul special TV yellow.
LS7 is the goldtop w/p90s.
ES1 is the dot marker 335 replica.
all models have something special so go check em!


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SUSHI GUY
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.pacifix-ltd.com/product/tokai/tokai.html

"pacifix" in yokohama, japan.
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youami
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that the current LS250 and LS150 were identical, except for the LS250s flame top and black beauty caps. Why not just get a current LS150?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, that's what I'm talking about...I have no idea how many pounds 368,000 yen is. And I wish I spoke Japanese...theres a lovely 'wood comparison' on the musicland page you posted there Sushi...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an LS150...see the post 'Is this an LS150' from 30/9/9. That's mine, playing it now, its lovely, but the colour...shallow as they come (me, not the guitar )
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but that's an old LS150. The current LS150 is a plain-top, high-end guitar:

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/tokaigakki/products/premium/ls150.html

Here's one you can buy:

http://www.kurosawagakki.com/items/detail/44506.html
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, having had a look at the ones Joe linked to, I guess there's high-end and then there is high-end. Honduran Mahogany, Jacaranda fretboard, Rolphs, Bumblebees...nice! Is that stuff important to you? Three times the price important?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, those are really nice looking. I guess I am lusting after higher...the best woods and that. Being as I wil struggle to try several and pick my own, I want to leave as little to chance...and cash seems to do that. Am I being stupid?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read your signature...lol. Buy whatever you want
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha ha, if only...I'm sure that would only make me deeply unhappy
I'd buy me a shack on Wategos first
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought a new LS150 VF plaintop from Japan. Here's what it looks like:



http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=14375&highlight=ls150++house
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's really nice looking. How is it?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackspack wrote:
Yeah, that's really nice looking. How is it?


Great.... although the new nitro gets a bit sticky after playing it awhile. Nice weight at 8.25 lbs, substantial neck but not too clubby. The stock pickups are great - not too boomy on the neck or shrill on the bridge. Classic Les Paul tone.

It's the closest thing to a Gibson R8 I've ever played.
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