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singemonkey
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject: I'm a true member today... Reply with quote

Got my LS150. Organised for me by Diamond. After all the talk, all the reading, all the hype, it still exceeded expectations. The shop guy playing it when I walked in looked shattered. "This is the best Les Paul I've ever played," he said.



It has that airy, acoustic sound like Peter Green or Jimmy Page's LPs. It's so much lighter than my beautiful old hippopotamus of an '83 LP Deluxe.

It's a gem. The stories are all real. These are the best 50s, LP-style guitars for the money - possibly the best overall.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THAT looks real nice!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a beauty!! I agree certainly the best Les Paul out there for anything close on price. Welcome to the club
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only problem with having one is that you want two or three more!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always nice to have a happy customer.

All the best with the guitar, Alan, it's an incredible looking & playing guitar.

If you take some nice photo's please post them, although mine weren't all that bad.
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SkyNet3D
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick51 wrote:
The only problem with having one is that you want two or three more!


Indeed, i can't stop thinking about getting one of the P90 Love Rock models.
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tokaiguy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Club!
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Pegcityrocker
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! The perfect color in my opinion. How is the neck on it? Is it the rounded 50's profile?
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singemonkey
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick51 wrote:
The only problem with having one is that you want two or three more!


I know. I really have to hold back for a bit

Diamond wrote:

If you take some nice photo's please post them, although mine weren't all that bad.


Not at all. GAS inducing... Yeah. I'm going to set up a little shoot sometime soon.

Pegcityrocker wrote:

Looks great! The perfect color in my opinion. How is the neck on it? Is it the rounded 50's profile?


The neck's a fatty for sure, and has a very round profile. I weirdly find that it's easier to thumb the low E string cleanly on this neck than on any other guitar I've played. And I put that down to the fatter neck.

My Gibson Deluxe's neck is very thin by comparison. I'm quite used to that neck and I like it a lot, but the Tokai's just works great. My necks are now fat (Tokai) thin (LP Deluxe) and very thin (Yamaha Pacifica 904). Bit of adjustment required for each.
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the club singe..... very nice LS150 and yeah, aren't the necks great on them?
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Pegcityrocker
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hisashi has an interesting and unique looking one for sale on ebay right now; lots of dark grain streaking. Very cool!

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-TOKAI-LS150-VF-MIJ-long-tenon-Nitro-H-C_W0QQitemZ390152986345QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item5ad6ee1ee9
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pegcityrocker wrote:
Hisashi has an interesting and unique looking one for sale on ebay right now; lots of dark grain streaking. Very cool!

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-TOKAI-LS150-VF-MIJ-long-tenon-Nitro-H-C_W0QQitemZ390152986345QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item5ad6ee1ee9


Are those the mineral stains / streaks in the wood mentioned earlier in the forum?
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Pegcityrocker
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me it looks like mineral streaks but I'm not sure what the difference is between mineral streaks and strongly pronounced grain. It's kind of unique and gives the guitar its own character.
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messer
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: I'm a true member today... Reply with quote

singemonkey wrote:
It's so much lighter than my beautiful old hippopotamus of an '83 LP Deluxe.

How much does it weigh dude?
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singemonkey
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm a true member today... Reply with quote

messer wrote:
singemonkey wrote:
It's so much lighter than my beautiful old hippopotamus of an '83 LP Deluxe.

How much does it weigh dude?


I'm not sure to be honest. I need to weigh it. But, at least in feel, it's significantly heavier. It's heavy like you want to be sure to keep your back straight for fear of damaging it

She is a beaut though:



(hope it's ok to post a pic of "the other Les Paul maker"'s product? )

There are touches of those mineral lines along the grain in my Tokai's top. It seems to be common to these plain tops. I looked through a gallery of Gibson R8s and they all have the same thing in varying degrees.
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