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Tokai LS80 - Love Rock - 1980 - Honeybrown burst
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The case is from the early days. The "Reborn" plate didn't last too long.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as we don't know if there is a linear relation between serial number and time of production (evidence does not point in that direction), anything could have happened in 1980.
If you use serial number in a linear way then in 1980 Reborn's were produced op to early may, Reborn Old from early may to june and Love Rock from july to december. This guitar would then be from early july, only 2 months after the end of the Reborn era. I did say september 1980 earlier for evidence points in another direction, how I did come to that conclusion is too much to explain for now.
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fatherjones
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't know if this is the case the guitar left the factory in. We don't know how the case and the guitar got to Carrboro, North Carolina. It is possible the guitar and the case were purchased separately and later mated. Either before or after leaving Japan. These guitars (and cases) are very rare in the U.S. So I guess the guitar and case came to the U.S. By mail. It could be somebody ordered them separately from Japan.

As a 45 year old guitar obsessive who visits every guitar store in town regularly wherever I live ... And that is D.C., NYC and NC over the past 35 years of playing.... I have never seen a Tokai like this for sale in a store. Indeed, this is the first truly gorgeous "lawsuit" guitar I have ever seen in the u.s. First one of this "Historic" quality.

That said I believe the case left the factory with this guitar back in 1980. It is not too strange to imagine they had more of the Les Paul Reborn cases in inventory and mated them to early Reborns and Love Rocks.
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lento
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meet a slightly older sibling, albeit by a few days, weeks possibly .......
and one thing that I can't quite fathom is whether these guitars are BS or OS (brown sunburst - old sunburst) ?





The case I have with mine is the normal green/black with the Tokai "star" plate, and I guess it came with the guitar originally. Marcus (Mojo Hobo, who I recently bought the guitar from on here) tells me it came from a well-known Japanese studio musician who presumably had it from new. It has had upgraded pots and Black Cat caps and what looks like original SD 59's with the black tape.
Anyway, it plays and sounds well, with very little playwear for a 34 year old !
One thing to check though - the bridge. I'm waiting on a replacement Faber as they do start to collapse after so many years ......
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fatherjones
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'll be damned. A Mancusian doppleganger!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai LS80 - Love Rock - 1980 - Honeybrown burst Reply with quote

fatherjones wrote:

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WOW ... taking all Gibson vintage and custom shop examples into consideration, this must be the nicest Les Paul I have seen in a long time!!! Congratulations!
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8bit Barry
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely guitar - I owned a 2006 LR in violin finish, then bought two LP Reborns in 3 months and sold it to a friend who swapped it for a terrible quality Fender USA tele... If I could ever get it back I would be so happy... Played better than anything
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fatherjones
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I added these Duncan Antiquities -- they sound fantastic.
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Mono
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twins (79 solid flame ls80)

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fatherjones
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous. I spent a week in Bath last June and a week in London. I wish I knew there were so many sweet Tokais around.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai LS80 - Love Rock - 1980 - Honeybrown burst Reply with quote

fatherjones wrote:
I've been looking for one of these for a long time. I finally got one, and I'm thrilled beyond words. So I have joined the registry.

It's an interesting piece in that it has double ring tuners, a model number sticker ('80') on the back, impressed serial number 0009909, and the case says Les Paul Reborn on it.

I haven't pulled the pickups to see what they are. They sound like very nice low output vintagey type PAFs.




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cool ... I just pulled the trigger on one almost exactly like yours. '80 LS80. The only difference is that it has open coil pickups but I will change that soon.
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fatherjones
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking about selling it. Offers? 1,600.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal for that!
How come the sale, not enjoying it or getting neglected?
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fatherjones
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am offering it up mainly for the money. Plus I'm compulsive and like to get new stuff and I have my eye on something.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fine reason indeed and a great deal you are offering.
Good luck with the sale
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