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Help on my new Tokai Love Rock

 
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Trojan
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Joined: 17 Nov 2009
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:20 pm    Post subject: Help on my new Tokai Love Rock Reply with quote

Need help from the Tokai experts...

My partner bought me a gift on a her recent trip to Tokyo - a Tokai Love Rock LS60 MIJ 1980s made ( as claimed by the seller in Tokyo).

It did not come with any cert of authenticity or such with it.Also unsure what the specs are? body type, pickup specs, etc...

The serial number stamped in black ink ( 0101378) and not impressed on the wood.

I've gone through the Tokai Registry website and came across this "The only known exception is that the numbers are sometimes found stamped in black ink (ie NOT impressed into the wood). These inked numbers have been the subject of ongoing debate, however, it now appears they are mainly from 1980 & 1981"

Does this mean that the guitar is really 1980s made?

Also can someone help me with the specs? Like the pick up model? body wood type? or any other information?

Here are some pics









It needs some adjustments as the low E string buzzez at some points on the fret and some crackling sounds (almost unnoticable though) when adjusting the tone knobs...Any idea how to get rid of this?

How much does this cost on the market nowadays?

Many thanks!
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Si Pie
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Joined: 22 Oct 2008
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Location: Cardiff/Swindon, UK

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might need to post some better pics up. Also you talked about the serial number but didn't post a picture of it

To get rid of the crackling you need some electrical switch cleaner.
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Jockai
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Joined: 06 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why do none of my girlfriends buy me a guitar?...

all i ever get is grief about the amount of money i spend ...

until i play "Love Me Tender"...in a deep voice... and then it's all ok for

another couple of weeks .....
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Trojan
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Joined: 17 Nov 2009
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Si Pie wrote:
You might need to post some better pics up. Also you talked about the serial number but didn't post a picture of it

To get rid of the crackling you need some electrical switch cleaner.


Cheers mate!

I'll take some more photos and post it...
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BlueThird
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Joined: 05 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shape of the truss rod cover also suggests that it could be one of the early Love Rocks, but better pictures will definitely get you better feedback.

You'll find a very good source of info on early Tokais over here ? the first three pages cover Reborns and Love Rocks; the last page covers serial numbers on the Gibson-style guitars (but doesn't add anything on the inkies).
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