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What model of Love Rock

 
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irishtokai
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:41 am    Post subject: What model of Love Rock Reply with quote

Hi all,

New to the forum, bought a MIJ Love Rock recently and very happy with it. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what model it is? The serial is 0408291, the registry says that it is a MIK however I think this is wrong. The last owner installed some Seymor Duncan APH-2s on it. Here are some pics:

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/conorirl/image_zpstdpm8kna.jpeg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/conorirl/image_zpslelx2ado.jpeg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/conorirl/image.jpg1_zpsvejmafdh.jpg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/conorirl/image_zpsvyt001ib.jpeg
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Paladin2019
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eveything except the slotted bridge posts says MIJ loud and clear.

Obviously the pickup rings, switch tip/ring and bridge assembly are new too, so it's likely the bridge posts are not stock either.
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irishtokai
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It plays really well and seems to be great quality, stays in tune etc. Any idea how I'd tell what model it is, ie LS150, etc?
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice axe. One sure fire way to find out the model number is that the higher end models will have a one piece back.
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irishtokai
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the back is definitely one piece
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take out one of the pups and see if the top is a solid flame top or a veneer flame top. If it's solid you should be able to follow the grain lines into the cavity like this. Starting in 2004 Tokai had a special run of LS150F models.

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irishtokai
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I opened it up, still not sure if it is as you say? What you reckon?

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/conorirl/image_zpsap6doxhp.jpeg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/conorirl/image_zps7vrlb1kf.jpeg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg563/conorirl/image_zpsjtfcm2m9.jpeg
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well its a MIJ 2004 Tokai export model. Yours has what looks like a flame veneer. If it has a one piece back that means it's a LS150 although i'm not all that familiar with the U.K. export models. Hopefully someone from the U.K. with more knowledge will chime in on this.
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irishtokai
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, thanks for your help- you've put me on the right track! Hopefully someone in the UK can help shed some more light on the exact model
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irishtokai
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also weights just over 9lb, not sure if that helps
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Paladin2019
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irishtokai wrote:
Yeah the back is definitely one piece


It can be VERY hard to tell, Tokai's reputation for matching is excellent.
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Diamond
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a UK LS150 then it's a solid flame top, not veneer.
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