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Can you help identify my Tokai LS160?

 
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Ollie Lewis
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:22 pm    Post subject: Can you help identify my Tokai LS160? Reply with quote

Hi there, I have been looking to purchase a Tokai for quite sometime now. Last year one came into my local guitar shop and I snapped it up straight away. It was sold to me as an LS160 but I have recently noticed that on the receipt it is listed as an LS16FLTD. The shop assures me that the 0 has been left off the 160 to squeeze it onto the receipt but it has got me wondering. I am not aware of an LS16 model, but then again I don't know any LS160's with Seymour Duncan pickups fitted as standard. My guitar also came without a pick guard and has no holes drilled for one.

Any help would be appreciated.

Serial Number: 1329808 (it has made in Japan printed on the back of the neck)

Looks to be a one piece mahogany back with a well matched 2 piece maple top.

Pictures:[IMG]http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w409/oliverlewis89/DSC_0320_zpsavwku0ug.jpg~original[/IMG]
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it has a one piece back, then it is a LS160. Perhaps the FLTD means flamed limited edition due to the Duncans. Looks like a real nice axe !! Congrats.
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singemonkey
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's strange. It looks like it has a veneer top, standard capacitors. I would have thought if it were the flame top LS160, it would have a solid top and orange drop capacitors.
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JVsearch
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singemonkey wrote:
It's strange. It looks like it has a veneer top, standard capacitors. I would have thought if it were the flame top LS160, it would have a solid top and orange drop capacitors.

I'm almost too afraid to say anything!

Definitely a veneer, and also a medium tenon. As to the model I have no idea anymore.



The year is pretty certain though, making this the wrong forum to be posting about this guitar. Sorry OP.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps send a private message to forum member Diamond. He is a dealer for Tokai in S. Africa and will know what's up with your guitar.
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Ollie Lewis
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the responses guys, apologies if it is in the wrong forum, if you could let me know how to move it I will stick it in the right one. Out of interest how can you tell if it has a maple cap or if is just a veneer?

Cheers broken toes, I will send Diamond a message.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has a maple cap under the veneer, quite a nice one by the looks of it too.
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JVsearch
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ollie Lewis wrote:
Thank you for the responses guys, apologies if it is in the wrong forum, if you could let me know how to move it I will stick it in the right one. Out of interest how can you tell if it has a maple cap or if is just a veneer?

If you have a look at the photo from your album that I posted you can see that the join for the solid maple top is not in the same place as the where the flame top joins.

The guitar does have a solid maple top (with an off centre join) but then there is a thin layer of flame veneer laid on top of that which joins right in the centre.

As far as the LP recipe goes - solid mahogany body with a solid maple top (usually 2 piece) then it is as normal by way of how it should sound. The veneer is just cosmetic and does not affect the tone.

As far as moving the thread, I think only the moderator can do it. No big deal.
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