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80s Tokai Les Paul Custom ?

 
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mustar
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: 80s Tokai Les Paul Custom ? Reply with quote

hi can anyone please help me ID my tokai les paul.
It was sold to me as an 83 Japanese Tokai , it has the 60 sticker on the back of the headstock and the serial is indented in the back of the headstock ? i was expecting it when it arrived
to have the love rock logo rather than the split diamond>would this make it an copy of an les paul custom and less desirable than an love rock?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/shahpur/60close.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/shahpur/60head.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/shahpur/60contrils.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/shahpur/60full-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/shahpur/60pickups.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/shahpur/60backhead.jpg

Thanks in advance
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jacco
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar, completely legit; a Tokai custom doens't have 'love rock' on the headstock & welcome to the forum
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mustar
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the prompt reply , do you know what model it is ? The finish on the guitar is quite thin and does not look like "poly " could it be nitro.

thanks again
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TLC60: 2P maho top, 2 or 3P maho back, rosewood fretboard, MKII pups, poly finish. If you want to be sure if it's a poly finish, do an acetone test.
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the_man
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: hmm.... Reply with quote

hi,
haven't been here for a long, long time. basically still in catch-up mode.

but why do you think it's a TLC 60? cause of the sticker?

pls bear with me...


cheers, rup
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jacco
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rup, rosewood board..
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mustar
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the information , with it i was able to find this on ebay and an brochure online of the TLC series .

http://brochures.yokochou.com/guitar-and-amp/tokai/1984/en_03.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/1983-Tokai-TLC-ALL-MAHOGANY-MIJ-Vintage-JAPAN-modified-/170437189553?pt=Guitar&hash=item27aed91fb1

Is the ebay price realistic in the current market? , i have thought of importing Tokais form the states or Japan but got burnt a couple of times by customs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koiz is always a little bit expensive but he takes offers & marks it down for customs
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