1981 LP Custom ??????

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Hot Rod
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1981 LP Custom ??????

Post by Hot Rod » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:21 pm

Look here :
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... escription


To me it looks like a IBANEZ LP Custom with nicely faked Tokai original parts :-? :-?


What do you think , experts ???

Cheers,

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Post by Grenville » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:32 am

... except for the 1981 Tokai LP Custom I found in Australia that also has a bound headstock but no inlay I would have agreed with you.

rgrafend

Post by rgrafend » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:04 am

Hi!

Well, actually the pics are crap. So, it's difficult to judge. But if you check out

http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/cat ... cat_p6.jpg

this actually could be a LC60 CS. I've also seen inked serials on a number of 1981s.

Starting with ? 999.-- is a bit steep; I've seen LS60 Reborn Olds going for around 900.-- recently.

Cheers. Rup

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Post by Hot Rod » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:42 pm

Hi Rup,

...yes, might be but look at the neck heel :-? , this is no Tokai feature , but very common for Ibanez Les pauls :wink:


Anyway, auction has ended - not sold :wink:

Hot Rod

rgrafend

Post by rgrafend » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:06 pm

Hi Hot Rod!

VERY good point! I actually missed it and it clearly does not fit.

Thanks and cheers! Rup

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Post by Peter Mac » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:52 pm

C'mon guys

It's a fake.

All LC series had headstock inlays - 1981 was 'hearts & flowers'
Cream plastics instead of black
Serial number is inked [ or appears that way ]
Neck heel is wrong
Tokai logo in heasdstock is not set in correct position [too far "north"]
Back of headstock has a f@#*ing volute - NO Tokai ever had one !

I am sure i have missed something else . . . will check my info when i get home and re-post tomorrow

Peter Mac
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