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can you help identify this one?

 
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vivipops
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: can you help identify this one? Reply with quote

Hi,

Just bought a Tokai.

Here's what I know -
1) It's at least 15 years old.
2) The headstock has had the logo and serial numbers removed (fake Gibson in it's day)
3) PCB in the control cavity
4) Tokai 'PAF 57' in black/gold stickers on the pickups.
5) Definate thick maple cap - it's half an inch thick in places
6) Not sure if it's gloss but think it is
7) Not sure if it's veneer or flamed cap.
Has the Gibson exact-copy book style headstock, not the later one.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8sdajiofvcx2kmx/Photo%2009-09-2018%2C%2014%2015%2008.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tdsaqj8ja839uac/Photo%2012-09-2018%2C%2022%2058%2034.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/19xh5y0ng1g3e7i/Photo%2012-09-2018%2C%2022%2059%2058.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8pn5b8x0vhr7nzv/Photo%2009-09-2018%2C%2014%2016%2045.jpg?dl=0
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vivipops
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ogyre8udcy6883u/serial%20number.JPG?dl=0


this could be faked, as it was rebadged as a Gibson for many years.
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vivipops
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my guess, an LS80 from 1984 , the first digit being fake-stamped.

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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be anything from LS50 upwards from those pictures. By 1984 Tokai specs went out the window on many guitars so it's even more difficult.
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