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Ron S
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Location: Norfolk, UK

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: NGD First Tokai! Reply with quote

Hi All
I just wanted to say hello and just check with the experts that this guitar was all okay? I don't know too much about Tokais but couldn't resist.

It's a Tokai Love Rock Gold Top serial 1014***. It has a sticker under the s/n with 70 (white on black) It has Gibson P90s in it and came with a Tokai hard case. I'm told it's from 1982?

It certainly appears quite old but is in great condition for its age.

Sorry for being dense but I can't figure out how to post pics :-/ I've included a link to Facebook, is that okay?

Oh and it sounds fantastic! I'd love to know more about it as I've never owned a Tokai before despite having played for forty years (and own about the same number of guitars!)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155022414332029&set=pcb.10155022421262029&type=3&theater

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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome to the forum.


Ron S wrote:

I'm told it's from 1982?

The serial# chart indicates 1981.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT with P-90's whats not to love ?? Congrats !!!
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Ron S
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:59 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks guys

The buyer originally said 1982, I checked the Tokai dating site for info and while the serial number does suggest '81 it also states that the LS-70 Gold top with P90s was only available in '82?

I'm assuming it was probably a very early one from that particular batch?

Not that it matters terribly
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ibicus
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a real beauty and look at this fantastic condition for its age ! To post pics you need an account for flickr or photobucket or similar.

Images can indeed be shown in your posts. However, there is no facility at present for uploading images directly to this board. Therefore you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.some-unknown-place.net/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor to images stored behind authentication mechanisms such as Hotmail or Yahoo mailboxes, password-protected sites, etc. To display the image use either the BBCode [img] tag or appropriate HTML (if allowed).
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Ron S
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Pictures!! Reply with quote

Thanks Ibicus

I'll give it a try!
2017-08-11 15.58.10 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
2017-08-11 15.57.02 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
2017-08-11 15.57.12 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
s-l1600 (11) by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
s-l1600 (2) by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
2017-08-14 19.14.38 by Ron Sayer, on Flickr
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villager
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice example...
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Emiel
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you were the highest bidder on Ebay lately! You beat me to it

Beautiful guitar. Congrats!! Let me know if you ever decide to sell it.
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duff
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!
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Ron S
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks guys

Emiel: Apologies I just had to have it! I'll try to remember to give you first refusal!
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is like 110% of awesomeness right there Congrats on a great find!!
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Thomas/Sweden
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big congrats, it's gorgeous!
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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ron,

This is indeed an LS-70-GT from very late 1981. The Model Year 1982 began production usually around October 1981. The serial number is from very late 1981 ( 1014000) as they finished around 1016000.
This was the only LS model to have an 18deg headstock pitch but poly lacquer instead of N/C. Interestingly this model was sold with a OHSC as part of it's retail price 84,000yen, the same as LS-80 and above Models. LS-60 and LS-50 were not.

Congrats

Peter
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CliffsComicWorld
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just have to say.... Nice Score!!!
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yann
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice!
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