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Tokai LS200 from 2001 ?? Help Serial Number
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Brady9
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Tokai LS200 from 2001 ?? Help Serial Number Reply with quote

Hey,

I bought a tokai and the seller described it as LS200 from 2001. But it has tokai Pickups inside and that makes me wonder cause I thought they have Better pickups. Please help me if it is a LS200. thank you !!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need photos.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Cant Upload them here :/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos are essential.

An ls200 from 2001 would have tokai (gotoh) pickups. Mine did.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brady9 wrote:
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No you didn't
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1YKJljzeA78ByKB1rSiy6TGYQVsMd99ec
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't see it, need public permission.
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Brady9
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. It looks like it *could* be a 200, but there are a couple of issues. First, it's has some mods. I think the selector switch is new, as are the tuners, truss rod cover, and if it's a 200 then the scratchplate has been fitted aftermarket as well. This sort of thing always muddies the waters.

Second, 200's are supposed to have ebony fretboards. Yours is only a couple of serial numbers away from mine, and mine is jet black whereas yours could be very light ebony or dark rosewood.

It's hard to make out the flame pattern, or see how many pieces the back is made from.

You're going to need to take the covers off the back and take photos of the switch and electronics. If you want to be sure then you will also need to take the pickups off and photograph their undersides and the cavities. Get good shots of all sides of the pickup cavities. The most reliable way to tell if this is really a 200 will be if the top is solid, so we need to see if the centre joint and grain lines match up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So.. I Opened the neck pickup. Hope Now its Crystal clear:)

Pics are uploaded.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to take a picture of the sides of the cavities. A close up of the fretboard wood would also be good.

Here's and example of what i mean.



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Brady9
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the new Pictures shows that or not?

I can See there is no long tenon. So it's a Korean maybe?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Made In Japan Tokai 100 %.

Your pictures I can see of the pickup cavities are more of a straight down effect. If you can't see what i mean by a side cavity shot by the pic i posted i'm not sure how to get the idea across.

Can you not tell yourself if your fretboard is rosewood or ebony ??
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fretboard is rosewood. I don't know what u mean with cavities but I make a picture like yours. If it's not a 200 whatelse is it ? What do you think of the short tenon?
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