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JvdP
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject: Love Rock MIJ Reply with quote

Dear everyone,

Last Sunday I bought a (hopefully real!!) MIJ Love Rock and ow my god; it's superb! Hands down the best Les Paul I've owned and played. Last year I've really tried to learn more about Tokai and played different Chinese, Korean and Japanese models. And for now every Japanese Tokai I've played had the "wow" factor.

As for my own Love Rock I got curious about what exact model it could be. The previous owner sold it as a LS100, but there's where your expertise comes to play. Can you guys help me out?

For what I can see:

-One piece back,
-No model number in the pickup cavity's (It does seem to look like a sticker is missing),
-No CTS potentiometers ("made in Japan" written on the pots),
-Unsure if it's a switchcraft pickup switcher (I can't see it unless I take it out),
-Looks like a full maple cap, no veneer (the photo isn't really clear)

Well, I guess that's all I know. Here's some pictures (click for bigger). Hopefully you guys can help me out!

Thanks a lot in advance!























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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the year ?? The first 2 digits of the serial.
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JvdP
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ow, excuse me: it's 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you 100% sure it's a one piece back ?? Last time i knew that denoted a higher model than just a LS-100.
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JvdP
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 90% sure. That's the main reason I started to have doubts about the exact model.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Tokai is famous for matching its pieces. Have you looked at the rim of the guitar, like where the back strap pin is located ?? Thats the only way i know by the naked eye to get a really good look to see if there are any seams if they are not obvious. Since its a newer model perhaps you got a one off ? At the end of the day it looks like a very nice guitar that you are more than pleased with, so just enjoy in good health !!
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Diamond
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LS100F Lemon Drop.

Currently a 2016/17 LS125F.

Here's one of mine.




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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So care to list the specs for them Diamond ?? Enquiring minds wanna know lol.
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JvdP
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you both for your replies!!

@Brokentoes: I really can't seem to find a seam. Not even where you told me to look. And yes, it's a very well playing and sounding guitar and i'm totally in love with it And that's the most important part indeed!

@Diamond: Yes, it's indeed sold to me as a LS100 lemon drop. So, that seems allright. Your guitar is a beauty as well! How does it work out for you? You're happy with it? Now i'm curious: is yours a one or two piece back? And are the rest of the specs equal to mine?

Thanks again both!
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