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1981 LS-100 solid flame top, faded VF (honeyburst)
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greco_burst
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: 1981 LS-100 solid flame top, faded VF (honeyburst) Reply with quote

Love this guitar, which I have owned for a year now, and thought i would share this beauty of the burst, solid flame top, faded VF
I have upgraded with SD Antiquities and 60's knobs, I have kept the original DiMarzio PAF and knobs.

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JVsearch
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reflectors - nice! 1960 all the way.

Those original knobs look strange, like speed knobs? If so they would be mods?
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ampmaker
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the subtle and wide flame on this one, and the short mineral marks in the grain make for a great vintage-wood vibe.
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Reborn Old
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very realistic looking burst fade. (3rd pic especially)

Congrats ! ... and thanks for sharing pics of this beauty.
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greco_burst
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you fella's

Yes the before pics from the seller in Japan had the speed knobs, original knobs in the case, i decided to put the reflector gold tops on and change pups to the sd's while i was at it for a more authentic look, love this Tokai so much its my daily player
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

real nice.... I prefer covered pickups too...
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luis
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A truly great guitar greco-burst, you got very lucky getting such piece.

I did so to a LS-50 i got, I just put double ring kluson tuners and reflector knobs.
Seth Lovers and PIO caps too and converted to 50s wiring. Old style wiring with old style leads and centralab pots. A keeper at 3,7 kgs with a great crunch sound.
My all purpouse guitar.
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Sigmania
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar. I agree with replacing those speed knobs. They look odd on that guitar. Maybe Ibaenz knobs?

Just wondering how you would compare the Antiquities to the DiMarzios?

I have a 1981 LS120 with the DiMarzios and love that guitar so much it hurts.
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Jamest
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you got that one! Gorgeous is an understatement. I was extremely close to snagging that one when it was up for auction. Glad it stayed in the family!
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JDB
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah very nice, I love mine which is a 1882 solid flame top. Wouldn't dream of changing the pickups though

Congrats
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jacco
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDB wrote:
Yeah very nice, I love mine which is a 1882 solid flame top. Wouldn't dream of changing the pickups though

Congrats


Wow Jarrod, that old eh?
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andyp81
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Tudor Les Paul Lute copy from 1582 in Honeyburst. Sadly passed it on to the Victoria and Albert museum. That thing kicked ass, especially accompanied by the penny whistle.
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JDB
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you have one of them logged Jacco
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Barks67
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That guitar looks great with those knobs!
So much so it inspired me to get a set on my 1985 LS 50/60 -
They are actually far more practical from a playing/control perspective.



It's starting to look a little like the new Joe Walsh Signature 60's Tangerine Burst Les Paul - sans flame of course.

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