1980 LS-60 on Reverb

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Whittlez
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1980 LS-60 on Reverb

Post by Whittlez » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:02 am

Hello,

I am looking for my first Tokai. I have a couple of Edwards and I feel comfortable seeking value and distinguishing what model #'s mean what, however I am still a newbie in trying to decipher Tokais.

I really like the 1980-1985 Tokais from what I have seen. It seems a good combo of quality and value and the dollar rising to 120 yen recently certainly helps.

How does this Tokai look?

Is this a good value and does it look like an appealing Tokai?

I am not sure about these cherry bursts. In PERSON are they nice or a bit garish and maybe I should look at a tea burst?

I like the way they look in photos.

thanks for the consideration

https://reverb.com/item/1428060-tokai-v ... e-in-japan

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Post by DaveB7 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:55 pm

I'm no expert by any means, but that's a fair price for a 1980 Ls60, solid top, 2 piece back by the look of it, should be a nice vintage guitar.

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Post by Whittlez » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:42 pm

DaveB7 wrote:I'm no expert by any means, but that's a fair price for a 1980 Ls60, solid top, 2 piece back by the look of it, should be a nice vintage guitar.
Thank you.

I'm essentially about quality ... And secondarily about aesthetics

So I like the real (vs veneer) top

The guy is a preferred seller and he's in the U.S. Which are pluses. I've purchased from Japan but I prefer local.

When people start talking about headstock angle, the pedigree of the mahogany , AAAAA tops, and stuff like that ... My eyes start to glaze over a bit .

Those aren't important to me

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Post by jacco » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:58 am

This is an inkie though, worth a little less than normal Tokai production

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