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LS-50 inked serial

 
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gordon
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: LS-50 inked serial Reply with quote

Hi I am looking at a LS-50 (oval 50 sticker), inked 7-digit number.
3p plaintop. Single ring tuners. Uncovered
Creme pickups.
Serial starts 01.
When could this possibly have been made?
Color is cherry burst. Headstock "Love Rock Model".
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Gordon
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally that would be 2001, but the serial number was impressed during that year for MIJ. Pics?
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But no 50 in 2001, correct?
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry I was sleeping I guess.
You're describing an inkie from 1980.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Greco made Tokai? Reply with quote

Look in the neck pickup cavity- if there is a hole on each side of the neck where it glues into the body it's a Greco made Tokai from the early eighties
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Greco made Tokai from the early eighties


Greco made Tokais? Greco is a brand not a mfr.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He means Fujigen of course, because of the dowel tenon.
It is however the only inkie attribute that is also seen on Grecos. Routing etc is completely different. Besides that, Japanese sources talk of a second Tokai factory during the early 80s in Matsumoto.
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