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82' LC - Rosewood or Ebony?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: 82' LC - Rosewood or Ebony? Reply with quote

I'm not a lot of good with wood types so I'm asking .... does this look like rosewood or ebony? It's a close-up of my 82' LC??? fretboard (I'm still trying to determine whether it's a 60 or a 100 and your advice would help...thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosewood.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ 1 Mick; the grain is too open for ebony, which has a much more closed grain than rosewood..........
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosewood

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert, but based on the fact it has fret-edge binding I would say it's a high-end model so probably a LC-100
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Tokai LC models from the 80ies and 90ies feature a fret edge binding.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if it's rosewood then that would suggest that the guitar is an LC60?

It's a bit of a confusion because it is most definitely a one-piece neck and I am 99% certain that the back is one-piece.

The serial number dates it to 82' but I can find no other markings to indicate if it's a 60 or 100.

Anything else I can check?

BTW: I have the original hang tag with the serial number on it but it lists the model as an LS100 (It's definitely a Custom).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

allthumbs wrote:
So if it's rosewood then that would suggest that the guitar is an LC60?

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It's a bit of a confusion because it is most definitely a one-piece neck

All MIJ LS/LC Tokais feature a one pcs. neck

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The serial number dates it to 82' but I can find no other markings to indicate if it's a 60 or 100.
Anything else I can check?

Yes. If the guitar feature ebony fretboard, one pcs. back, nitrocellulose lacquer and 18 * head angle; you can be sure you have a LC100 - if not you own a LC60.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

togps wrote:
Yes. If the guitar feature ebony fretboard, one pcs. back, nitrocellulose lacquer and 18 * head angle; you can be sure you have a LC100 - if not you own a LC60.
Hope that helps.
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It's definitely nitro, one-piece back, and 18 degrees. It seems to me that I read in the catalog that a one-piece neck was a "feature" of the 100 - not mentioned on the "60 spec". So that leaves what appears to be the rosewood fretboard.

Add in the "LS100" hang tag and maybe I have an oddity on my hands.

Regardless, she's a beauty.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you post a pic of the whole guitar?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure...


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