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Is this Love Rock real?

 
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Middge
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Is this Love Rock real? Reply with quote

Hello all.

I've been looking at a Tokai Love Rock very similar to my own 1981 model, but it's obviously not original. The knobs are chrome knurled, similar to PB and I don't think the pick up surrounds are original.

The headstock and truss rod cover don't seem quite right either.



It has a 6 digit serial number stamped on the back of the headstock which is 083290.



Any help identifying or dating this would be greatly appreciated, before I end up with either a fake, or a late Chinese.

Thank you all
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bluejeannot
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

China.
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J.E.M.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's really Chinese.
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Middge
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the replies.
I've been doing a bit of digging and it seems like this could be from somewhere around 2000 to 2005. Apparently the 6 digit serial number is quite rare. The one thing I have worked out is that around that time Tokai identification was a real minefield
I know the Chinese models have a bad name, but at least it's not a fake. Do any of you know how old it is?
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