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Heads Up! Two MM-2001 Love Rocks on Ebay

 
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Scruffy56
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2002 6:19 am    Post subject: Heads Up! Two MM-2001 Love Rocks on Ebay Reply with quote

Hi folks,
These are not my auctions but I do own two of these guitars and mine are excellent. These are the ones made in Korea to Japan specs.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=914096867

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=914097017

Cheers,
Rob
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2002 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weren't those guitars being sold for around $400 new a couple months ago? Maybe prices have driven up that much that soon, but neither auction met reserve. New store-bought ones ARE getting harder to come by... What's up with that? 'Hope the Registry is not responsible for the increase...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2002 10:41 pm    Post subject: MM 2001 Reply with quote

Hi,
I've never seen them at that price! These aren't the standard Korean made guitar. These are built to Japanese specs and are of a much higher quality than the Korean axes. (Although they are great as well - I have a goldtop with the Tigsby).

If you can't afford the $$$ for an old Japanese made Tokai, the MM 2001s will fit the bill. I paid around $550. US (each) for my two.

How do I know this much about them????? The Tokai Registry!

Thanks Ned!
Rob
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2002 10:43 pm    Post subject: More info ... MM 2001 Reply with quote

re: I paid around $550. US (each) for my two.

That was a used (mint) price!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are both of your's sunburst finishes? I saw Mike, from Canada, sell quite a few MM Limited Love Rocks on eBay before he ran out of 'em. They looked like seriously nice guitars for the money. I have bought a 'burst Everest LP and a black Dillion LP from him, and both are great Korean instruments!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:00 pm    Post subject: Two Love Rock MM2001 Limited Edition .. Reply with quote

Hi,

Yes, one is chery sunburst, and the other is like a honey burst. There was a gold top in the MM 2001 Limited Edition series with P-90s and I may buy one of those to complete the "set". I really, really like those guitars! I also have the Korean Tokai Goldtop with the Tigsby trem, and while the quality isn't the same, it is also a great guitar!

If I can get a photo taken I will put them up on the web somewhere. I'll post it here!
Cheers,
Rob

Oops, one is on the photos page on this site!!
Just look for MM2001 .......
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the Gold Top come from Ring, or Songbird? I see stuff on the web, but know there is an entire world that doesn't revolve around the internet also...
(I play a Heritage GT, and it's my favorite...) I never thought I'd own/like a painted top, but the gold has kinda changed my mind, along with the outragous flametops and quilts produced lately.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 9:20 pm    Post subject: Goldtop Reply with quote

Hi,

I bought it at a great store in Toronto called Capsule Music. They have a very nice tokai Les Paul Jr. there ... you can see it at:

http://168.144.171.147/capsulemusic/retail/detail.asp?ID=126

I always prefer to buy a guitar locally rather than unplayed over the internet ... besides it good to support local guitar shops!

I think some of the flametops these days are a little too crazy, but the top of the line Gibson Les Pauls are indeed beautiful.

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Rob
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. The flames and quilts have gotten out of control. That's what I meant about the gold tops... The guitar has got to stand on it's own, precisely because there is no whacked out flame or quilt. I do really enjoy a subtle well-matched flametop with a chevron "V" design on the top. Maybe the PRS and Gibson custom shops are pushing the wild stuff, but I'll take the more understated look every time...

BTW: Nice blue Miranda.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:09 am    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

Hi again,

Thanks! It is a wonderful guitar. As far as fit and finish goes, it blows Gibson away.
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