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xentrix
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: LS90Q or LS150 Reply with quote

Hi all!

This is my first post. First of all I?d like to thank the forum, I have learned great things reading.

I am an extremely newbie in the world of guitars. In fact, I can only play C Major scale and looking at the fretboard... (I try to do my best but I have two kids as well ) I own a Yamaha Pacifica 112v OVS and one day a friend of mine borrowed me a Gibson LP Studio. This was the moment where I clearly saw that Les Paul models are the ones that fit me better.

Reading, reading and more reading all sort of forums, I discovered Tokai and everyone speaking only good things. And the choice is made, I will buy Tokai instead of Gibson. As I live in Spain, I will buy at Richtone.

Now my question: should I go for the LS90Q or it is a better choice (thinking as an investment) to go for the LS150?

Second hand is not an option

Thanks in advance and please help me to decide

BR
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although the LS90 is great, if you can afford it go for the 150 or you will wish you had done at a ;ater date! The LS150 is everything you could want out of a Les Paul, you will never need to buy another guitar again
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
Although the LS90 is great, if you can afford it go for the 150 or you will wish you had done at a ;ater date! The LS150 is everything you could want out of a Les Paul, you will never need to buy another guitar again


I agree
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xentrix
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is exactly what I am begining to think: LS150 is a guitar forever
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Wozob
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One day you'll be wondering if a solid maple top, one piece mahogany back and nitro finish really makes a difference and you'll end up buying a LS150 anyways. So I'd go for a LS90Q. In a few years you will have two Tokais!
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wozob wrote:
One day you'll be wondering if a solid maple top, one piece mahogany back and nitro finish really makes a difference and you'll end up buying a LS150 anyways. So I'd go for a LS90Q. In a few years you will have two Tokais!


I like your logic
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Diamond
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

150
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youami
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll venture to disagree. An LS90Q is more than adequate for a beginner and is a great guitar in it's own right. With the money that you'll save, you can get a decent strat copy to go with it.
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Minoupark
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LS150 if you are gonna buy only one guitar and stick with it for the rest of your life. Otherwise, buy whatever you feel like (if quilt top is your thing, 90Q is a good guitar) and buy another one later, and another one, and one more...
I just got my new Love Rock a few days ago and I already want more.
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Diamond
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

youami wrote:
I'll venture to disagree. An LS90Q is more than adequate for a beginner and is a great guitar in it's own right. With the money that you'll save, you can get a decent strat copy to go with it.


Good point....makes sense.
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singemonkey
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think about it this way: at this point you don't know how serious you're going to be with guitar playing. Will you still be playing in 5 years time?

Now I'd say, go with an LS92 plain-top. It's the cheapest Japanese Tokai and looks just like the LS150. Then what?

You play for two or three years and say, "I love the guitar. And I love Tokai."

Now you sell the LS92 for 70% of what you paid and buy the LS150. Now you're sure you're going to use it forever.

Of course, if you don't care about the money. buy the LS150.

Also: well done choosing the Pacifica. A PAC112 may be cheap, but it's a great guitar.
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Wozob
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it depends on your other gear as well. I wouldn't go for the LS150 if you play a relatively cheap solid state amp. Maybe the LS90 and a nice little tube amp (like a Fender Pro Junior) fits in the budget? That would be a nice combination IMO.
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xentrix
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the quick responses!!

Now I clearly see that in my situation a LS150 is like learning to drive with a Ferrari. Of course it is possible but I will miss many important aspects.

So I will go for the LS90 after Easter holidays

And with the saved money I should go to disneyland with my family.

Many thanks again for your helpful comments
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xentrix
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the amp, I have to upgrade as well so I will check that fender
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, get yourself a LS90 and a decent amp. As has been mentioned, the Pacifica is very good beginner's guitar, so those two guitars should last you for a while.
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