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jackspack
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! Jealous...I'm liking the look of those LS1's etc Sushi posted...none too cheap mind
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackspack wrote:
Sweet! Jealous...I'm liking the look of those LS1's etc Sushi posted...none too cheap mind


Yeah, me too.....
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This lemon drop LS1 just sold a couple weeks ago for 248,000 yen. It is the actual LD guitar
pictured in the Tokai materials, as well as on the pacifix site that Joe's link goes to.

I came soooooo close to pulling the trigger on it a couple times. One thing that turned me off
about it was the little "turnarounds" in the inlay carvings. But oh what a top!

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k111385274
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is gorgeous. What is a 'turnaround marking'?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RyanC wrote:
This lemon drop LS1 just sold a couple weeks ago for 248,000 yen. It is the actual LD guitar
pictured in the Tokai materials, as well as on the pacifix site that Joe's link goes to.

I came soooooo close to pulling the trigger on it a couple times. One thing that turned me off
about it was the little "turnarounds" in the inlay carvings. But oh what a top!

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k111385274


this gtr is one of the LS1 prototypes from their first gtr show debut.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackspack wrote:
That is gorgeous. What is a 'turnaround marking'?


See the holes in the upper corners of the inlay? "Turnarounds" are just my very unscientific term for those. It's basically a function of a router being used versus a hand-held chisel.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I see. And now I see them on mine, though only just noticeable. They match the fret board...but you have sparked a whole new discussion....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackspack wrote:
Oh yeah, I see. And now I see them on mine, though only just noticeable. They match the fret board...but you have sparked a whole new discussion....


It's a shame what those do to the tone
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I noticed its messed with everything! Did I mention I just got a deja-vibe...? Now thats fun. I need a new band in the Nottingham area...anyone know anyone?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or an 79-81 LS-80, high end and old wood..no turnarounds there...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackspack wrote:
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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368,000 yen = 2,597.38 GBP

http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RyanC wrote:
This lemon drop LS1 just sold a couple weeks ago for 248,000 yen. It is the actual LD guitar
pictured in the Tokai materials, as well as on the pacifix site that Joe's link goes to.

I came soooooo close to pulling the trigger on it a couple times. One thing that turned me off
about it was the little "turnarounds" in the inlay carvings. But oh what a top!

http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k111385274



really like the color on that one; reminds me of this one

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plaintops can be soooo beautiful,
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they are,and as far as flamed top are not what used to be why paying such amount for price asked nowadays.I love Old Sunbust finish it?s a shame it?s not offered in recent Tokai catalog.
I prefer highly flamed 5A top with 3D still however but not so eay to find....

These LS-1 are very tempting sweet guitars,I guess they are full (real) long tenon am I right?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered a plain two peace maple top LS150 in tobbacoburst via Wunjo in London as Bob at Tokai in Sheffield doesn't take direct orders it's going to arrive from Japan in around 3-4 months and as I understand it Bob has ordered around 12 simlar LS150s plain top in violin finish for the same shipment, so it might be worth ringing BO to see about getting one of those to come your way?

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