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1980 Love Rock vs Reborn Old

 
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xyrium
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: 1980 Love Rock vs Reborn Old Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

I'm in the market for a guitar with a medium C type neck carve, medium to long tenon neck joint, 1 pc back, and clear coat with preferably a honeyburst, tobaccoburst or desert burst type of finish.

Do both the Love Rock and Reborn Old LS80 model of 1980 have a 1 piece back and medium tenon? Similar neck carve (59ish)?

Thanks!
Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The key for the LS series is the model number. The model name changed quickly a couple times in the first three years.

So an LS-80 Les Paul Reborn = LS-80 Reborn Old = LS-80 Love Rock if they are from the same time period (pre-1983).

They all have nitro finish and one-piece back (with some rare exceptions).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

correct, theres no difference really from 79-82 for that model just a couple of minor changes, tuners want from double ring to single, name changed and after 79 they used acrylic inlays not MOP
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good news, thanks guys. I think I may have just landed myself a 1980 LR LS-80 then.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you know its an LS-80?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might not know for sure until I get my hands on it this week. It has FEB and a claimed one piece back, with Tokai on the headstock and a seemingly valid serial number indicating manufacture in 1980.

I'll have to give the back a good scan once it arrives. If I find a seam, I guess I've been duped, at certainly not a low price. I'll post a few pics from the ad when I get home.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fret binding is usually the best indication, only the ls80 and above had this;..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, I figured that was it's saving grace, regardless of what it turns out to be.
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