THE PHANTOM FINDS BRAZILIAN

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THE PHANTOM FINDS BRAZILIAN

Post by Phantom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:12 pm

You can believe the phantom or not. There has never been any confirmation of Brazilian used on Tokai guitars. I've owned many and would say there were none that were Brazilian. But now the Phantom has confirmed with the help of others that the LS100 in question has been confirmed as Brazilian. I knew in my heart but had to get the experts opinions and my suspicions were right.

Anyone else think they might have something like this?
Not even my number 1 has Brazilian nor any LS80's etc I've ever owned.

The Phantom would love to know other peoples experiences

I JUST LOOKED AT THE TITLE, BOY COULD THAT BE SUBJECTIVE!!!!
I'll say its Timo or the Spike to chime in on that one

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Post by spikeymikey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:45 pm

OK, no quips about talcum and tweezers from me. But I think you can smell Brazilian rosewood. All my older Gibsons have had that 'sweet' smell. At first I thought it was the nitro curing but it's more pronounced on the fingerboard and I'm sure it's the wood.

Congrats are in order then, to The Phantom for locating this phenomenon - any pics of the guitar in question? :D

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Post by Phantom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:55 pm

Hey Spike your right it does have that sweet smell. But I have someone who has been working with Brazilian for over 30 years and when he works on it he breaks out and has reactions to it. Although he never looked that great after sanding a little, the Phantom was pleased to say the least.

The Phantom just got back but must leave again so pics wont be immediate but will try to get some.

Looks like the Spike is first lol

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Post by Phantom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:55 pm

What year are your Gibsons Spike?

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Post by brokentoes » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:11 pm

Nice find !!

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Post by Phantom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:21 pm

Hey BT thanks, damn I cant get to your song arrrrrrrrrrrrrrg

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Post by spikeymikey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:37 pm

Phantom wrote:What year are your Gibsons Spike?
I've had a '59 Les Paul Junior, a '61 Special and a '61 Junior and a '64 Epiphone 'Coronet'. All gone but I currently own two '64 SG Juniors. They all had/have that smell.

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Post by Phantom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:41 pm

Yup, I believe your right.

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Post by jacco » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:41 pm

My EGFs sure have a braz board but don't have that smell..

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Post by Phantom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:42 pm

Not till you scrape em Jacco..........................
and yes you have some Braz boards the Phanton can smell from here ;)

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Post by jacco » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:42 pm

So what's the serial on that LS100?

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Post by Phantom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:53 pm

hmmm not yet Jacco not yet

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Post by bluesyrat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:25 pm

:-? :-? i have to check a guitar of mine now... fingerboard scrapers arising...
fusion music make me puke

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Post by t.olsen » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:59 pm

mmhh,the fretboards on my ls100 and my egf1200 look different...while the tokai board is mostly dark the greco has some hints of red in it.

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Post by spikeymikey » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:44 am

I really dunno if what I'm smelling is Braz or Nitro? But it's nice! :oops:

I do notice that notes 'sink in' on those simple guitars in a different way than on any others I've owned but I think that might be more to do with the wraptail bridge than the actual wood of the guitar?

I feel there's something about all that though - the combination of that simple bridge hooked onto some wide metal studs sunk into a single slab of Honduran mahogany with a nice responsive board, no goddamm fretboard binding and just one!! pickup - that all has a magic to it.

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