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1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
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Mono
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauties reborn!
I found myself ogling as part of my vintage Tokai reacquisition quest. Thanks for still hosting the photos in their original places!
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Perfect_liberty
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can you tell what model they are if there's no sticker on the back of the headstock or no stamp on the last fret?
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the example is unmolested & retains the original pickups, this can help to determine grade.

also, some examples may be stamped internal/pickup routes.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread needs some new pics

1981 LS120

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Loudmouse
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So many beauties!

Not a flame top but not quite plain either, somewhere in between, figured top maybe? The grain really changes at different angles.

1979 LS100 OS refinished into some sort of lemony burst.






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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice 100. Little birdseye blisters ?? It's got character.
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