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LS-160 shortage?

 
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occupant
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: LS-160 shortage? Reply with quote

I've been wanting a Tokai LP for a while now, but wanted to buy new rather than look for the perfect deal on eBay. Many people here have had good experiences buying from Kurosawa, so I sent them an order inquiry. They said that they're sold out of LS-160s and don't expect to have more for at least six months. Looking at their site through Google's terrible translation, it seems to say that there's a production shortage. Does anyone know more about this, or perhaps another source that might have them available?
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Diamond
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not really a production shortage, it's just that Tokai take about 4 to 6 months to manufacture orders.
If a dealer sells out too quickly and delayed placing his new order, then sometimes he'll be 'out of stock' until his new order arrives.

Tokai Japan can be classified as "boutique" guitar builders, they're not mass production.
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ampmaker
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two right now at Rock Inn in Shinjuku. One in cherry sunburst and one in violin burst. Same price, from memory it was 133,000 yen.

Not listed on Web site, but definitely there: http://www.rockinn.co.jp/

They also had a weird LP Custom Greplica - brown see-through plaintop. I forget the model number...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if the OP has lost interest, but today I also saw several more in Ochanimizu guitar shops. Some were at www.guitarplanet.co.jp which had many other Love Rock models, such as the HLS-155, which is similarly priced, but flame topped. Not sure of the spec - lacquer but with veneer, or poly with solid top?

I get confuzzled by the many variants!
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sneakyjapan
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pick up some catalogues while you`re in the shops....look for Player magazines too, they always have ads from shops.
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