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butrus
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Tokai Inlays Reply with quote

Do all new highend Tokai Lps have such bad inlay work (on higher fretts especially)?
What boders me is all the black filling around the inlays....
Yust looks awfull to me....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which model? Pictures?

The inlay work on my LS150 is a lot better than on my Gibson. Really good, I'd say.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LS320 from 2000


LS230 from 2007


But have seen it on other MIJ LPs too...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I have noticed it as well, but not with Bacchus (as one example).

Luckily, it doesn't have any effect on tone or playability!

Still, nicely done inlays look good and, give the impression of high craftsmanship on the guitar.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JVsearch wrote:

Still, nicely done inlays look good and, give the impression of high craftsmanship on the guitar.


+1

Very nice guitars othervise tho.Its a shame...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had 150 Tokais in the last 8 months, not one looked like that.

That's most probably the only LS320 from 2000 that looks like that...where did you get it.?

Keep it, it's a one of a kind.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are not my guitars,but they are for sale(if thats your thing )
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. Those two don't look like fantastic inlay work. My '09 LS150 definitely has better work.

Has anyone with high end Tokais from the middle of this decade have the same kind of slightly sloppy inlays? Or are these exceptions?

Curious.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flash in that photograph is enhancing the dark areas around those inlays, and it's also lighting up the rosewood.
I reckon if you oil that fretboard with Dr Ducks those dark areas will almost disappear.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A true salesman
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

butrus wrote:
A true salesman


That had to be a joke. I hope.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is the same thing on my LS150 but it almost disappears when the fretboard is oiled:



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

karppi wrote:
butrus wrote:
A true salesman


That had to be a joke. I hope.


Why?

If a Tokai dealer suggests you to use some kind of product,to cover up for a lack of attention to detail of the companys luthiers...
On a 2000eur+ instument that is....
Thats in my book

And let me explain:
Im not here to criticize brands or anything like that.
Im loking to buy a nice MIJ LP in the future and yust want to explore all the possibilitys and things too look afther.

I have looked closely to a lot of MIJ LPs photos lately.
That filling around inlays is not a consistant thing,but present often
Some are done superbly.
So since this type of thing bothers me its yust something I have to take under consideration(among other things) when buying an instrument
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

butrus wrote:

...Why?

Sorry, what I meant was that I hope Diamond was joking.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joking about what?
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