1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

Area for Tokai's older than 1985

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Sigmania
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Post by Sigmania » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:34 am

Thank you for doing this. Amazing thread. Wish there was a "like" button on these. ;)
'79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 Jazz Sounds, '81 LS100S ON, '81 ST80 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock (solid maple top)

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Post by Reborn Old » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:53 am

Much appreciated Geoff, thanks to you + all other LS owners for contributions that have made this thread possible !

A big thank you to Gottfried at http://www.tokaiguitar.de/1.php Villager at http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/
and Ochay, who have generously agreed to share pics from their amazing collections + websites.
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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:35 pm

1981 LS-100
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1981 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1982 LS-120
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1984 LS-120
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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:58 am

1979 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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Post by Peter Mac » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi John,

An awesome thread.
I feel left out cos I don't have a flame top Tokai anymore - only the Gibson.

it is pictured next to an '82 LS-100S ( for credibility)

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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:37 pm

Thanks Peter. Lovely burst ! I love the color.

With your permission, I'll post a pic of your former 1983 LS-200
sometime in December.

I personally think that LS-200 has one of the nicest tops Tokai ever produced, but it was still a very smart trade.
If you saved other pics of it, please feel free to post them.

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Post by Peter Mac » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:16 pm

Hey mate,
No Wuckin' Forries.

I'll search through my trunk load of old photos and see what other Tokai flame top pics I have.

Peter
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Post by Reborn Old » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:27 am

1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1981 LS-150
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1982 LS-150
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1982 LS-150
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1982 LS-150
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1984 LS-150
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1984 LS-150
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1984 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Gottfried at tokaiguitar.de/
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1984 LS-150
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1984 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Villager at japanguitars.co.uk/
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1985 LS-150
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1985 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Gottfried at tokaiguitar.de/
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1985 LS-150 , photo courtesy of Gottfried at tokaiguitar.de/
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1979-1985 LS-200's

Post by Reborn Old » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:24 am

I'm going to leave what many would consider 5 stellar vintage LS-200 examples for last, and others will be posted from late 1979 through 1985.

1979 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.uk
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1980 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1981 LS-200
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1983 LS-200
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1983 LS-200
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1984 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Gottfried + tokaiguitar.de
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Post by Reborn Old » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:50 am

1980's LS-200
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1985 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.co.uk
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.co.uk
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200
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1985 LS-200 - photo courtesy of Villager + japanguitars.co.uk
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Post by Reborn Old » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:57 pm

My final post of popular LS-200 examples in no particular order.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year everyone !


LS-200 1980
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LS-200 1980
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LS-200 1980
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LS-200 1983
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LS-200 1981 photo courtesy of M.J.Yamauchi' - k4.dion.ne.jp/~yjibika/en_index.html
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LS-200 1981 photo courtesy of Ed - mycoolguitars.com
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Post by jacco » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:03 am

Nice work John, thanks for posting.
Happy holidays to you too.

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Post by Sigmania » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:31 pm

Awesome! Thanks for doing this!

Happy holidays!
'79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 Jazz Sounds, '81 LS100S ON, '81 ST80 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock (solid maple top)

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:05 am

1984 LS-150



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Post by funkilius » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:47 am

WOW!!!

These Pics Should Carry a Health Warning..........................................................for all those suffering from GAS......Me included.... :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
I wish I could play like that !!!!!

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