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2000 Tokai LS-75Q

 
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lpaul626
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: 2000 Tokai LS-75Q Reply with quote

Hey Guys-

First time poster. Great forum!

I'm a long time Gibson LP player. I've been looking for a Tokai to add to the collection. I'm considering a 2000 LS-75Q. Can anyone tell me about this year/model? Two piece body? Value? Neck over fret edge binding? Maple cap? Etc...

Also, neck profile?

Is there a good summary that exists somewhere that would explain the models and the number scheme?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh! I don't think anyone could summarise the model number scheme!

It's a bit of a pain to get, but the gist of it is that a new guitar with the same spec as one from a few years ago will have a higher model number.

e.g. Your 2000 LS75Q would probably equate to a 2009 LS90Q or somewhere in that region. (I'm no expert myself)

As far as I am aware, apart from a brief spell in the 80s, Tokai don't do fret edge binding, so it won't have that.

Unless I am mistaken, you'll have a 2 piece mahogany body with a maple cap and a quilted maple/sycamore veneer on the top.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '85 SG60 has FEB!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dombat wrote:
My '85 SG60 has FEB!


Which would be why I said "as far as I am aware" and "apart from a brief spell in the 80's"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As far as I am aware, apart from a brief spell in the 80s, Tokai don't do fret edge binding,


Sorry Steve but there were a lot more models with fret binding right throughout the years these guitars were made and it is still an option.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LS75Q is equivalent to current LS100Q:

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/tokaigakki/products/vintage/ls100q.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadguitar_323 wrote:
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As far as I am aware, apart from a brief spell in the 80s, Tokai don't do fret edge binding,


Sorry Steve but there were a lot more models with fret binding right throughout the years these guitars were made and it is still an option.

Mick


Ah, no worries, I had been misinformed then. Apologies to lespaul626!

Is it just an option on custom orders, or is it a stock thing?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

youami wrote:
LS75Q is equivalent to current LS100Q:

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/tokaigakki/products/vintage/ls100q.html


Can anyone tell me the neck profile of this model?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the risk of embarrassing myself again, I'll stick my neck out and say that it will be a medium profile neck, more 50s than 60s, but not huge. The folks here have told me that Tokai don't do 60s slim profiles on stock LS models.

If I'm wrong again, I'll shut up now!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats pretty much spot on Steve, not huge but bigger than a gibson 60's style neck.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wooo! Yay me!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadguitar_323 wrote:
Thats pretty much spot on Steve, not huge but bigger than a gibson 60's style neck.

Mick


I have three LS-75-90 guitars and one Gibson LP Std 2006 with 50's neck and the necks of all of my Tokai's is clearly (1-2 mm) chunkier than the neck of that skinny Gibson.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattim wrote:
leadguitar_323 wrote:
Thats pretty much spot on Steve, not huge but bigger than a gibson 60's style neck.

Mick


I have three LS-75-90 guitars and one Gibson LP Std 2006 with 50's neck and the necks of all of my Tokai's is clearly (1-2 mm) chunkier than the neck of that skinny Gibson.

Matti


Do you have a pic of all 4 together, the 3 Tokais and the Gibson, I'd love to see that?

How do your LS 85's stand up against the Gibson?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diamond wrote:
mattim wrote:
leadguitar_323 wrote:
Thats pretty much spot on Steve, not huge but bigger than a gibson 60's style neck.

Mick


I have three LS-75-90 guitars and one Gibson LP Std 2006 with 50's neck and the necks of all of my Tokai's is clearly (1-2 mm) chunkier than the neck of that skinny Gibson.

Matti


Do you have a pic of all 4 together, the 3 Tokais and the Gibson, I'd love to see that?

How do your LS 85's stand up against the Gibson?


Soundwise the Gibson is better guitar, mostly due to better Microphones, but also acoustic sound is more open and colourfull.

Here is an old picture about the necks of Gibson and Tokai: http://www.dvdplaza.fi/galleria/showphoto.php?photo=17580&nocache=1

I can not take new pictures right now since I'm travelling in China at the moment.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Matti.

Enjoy your travels.
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