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LS-80 Reborn '79 info please
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Jonwe
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: LS-80 Reborn '79 info please Reply with quote

I had a new guitar day a couple of weeks ago thanks to snakeyhips. I've finally got around to taking some photos and I'd love to know some more history on her as I know several of the forum members have owned her. I'd be even happier to find dates, names you gave her, bands she's played in and as an extra bonus any photos you have of her in action.

Thanks for any info you can provide.

- J

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Loudmouse
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic looking guitar.
I'm not one that owned her before but I'd sure like to be the next!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, congrats and welcome to the forum.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a beauty. Congrats!
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Mono
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knew i should have bought her back
Bloody wedding... Making me save money etc
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CliffsComicWorld
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, ....... Beautiful LS-80.... just enough flame...perfect... Congrats!!
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bluejeannot
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very,very nice.
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spikeymikey
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to own this one for around a decade. I got her from Mark when he lived in Balham and I went on the tube the Sunday after the London bomb attack to get her. I was nervous but she was worth it. Played at many jam nights in pubs around Essex and in several bands. Much admired and played by others along the way. Went to France for a while too. It sure got played a lot. I always wondered if it was definitely nitro? What do you think? I had a Duncan Antiquity in the bridge for a long time. I was just thinking about it yesterday as a matter of fact. Say hello for me! 🐸
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Mono
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep it definitely felt like and behaved like nitro
I bought her from Spikeymikey i believe in 2013 and owned her for maybe a year. I had an LS100 flamey at the same time and sold her on to keep the 100, which was the right thing for me at the time. I don't own an LP currently and am trying out more teles and strats, but would always go tokai in the future
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Jonwe
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mono, spikey - thanks for the info.

Spikey - who's the mark you bought it from?

Spikey/Mono - I'd love to get hold of some photos of you playing it in any of your bands. Especially if it made it to France.

I'm no expert on nitro finishes, but my mate Bryn who loves his guitars says all the Tokai LPs of that vintage are nitro and I just took a good look at it (I do that a lot) and you can see that it's very slightly sunk into the grain if that helps.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonwe, Mark Fletcher of www.japanguitar.co.uk "Villager" on here. Great bloke to deal with. 🐸🎸👍
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its Meeeeee.. !!

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Jonwe
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah mark (villager) the beauties on your site and your comments on this forum are two of the main reasons I ended up with a Tokai. Now where did you get this guitar from?

I really must come up with a name for her.....
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Mono
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Helena

Also can we see the control cavity? Wonder if my handiwork is still in there
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Jonwe
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helena it is then.

I'll get a photo of the control cavity later but I did have to resolder the caps!

- J
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