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Is this legit

Post by Phantom » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:11 am

Anyone have experience with 90's Tokais. Ive only ever played the 80's. This is supposed to be a 99. Serial seems quite odd and serial # doesnt even look straight, maybe its me. Any help on this would be appreciated.
What would these normally fetch

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:59 am

I saw that one in the locals as well. Hard to say for sure but the pups look to have been swapped out, tuners etc. If you are really interested get him to take a few pictures of the neck cavity. All MIJ Tokai LP's have the same square tabs in the routing, the easiest way to tell for sure.

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Post by Phantom » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:41 am

Thanks BT I knew that and have been trying to get a pic

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:53 am

Good to see you are still posed for striking !! Cheers.

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Post by Phantom » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:00 pm

The Phantom has been subliminally striking BT

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Post by Phantom » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:08 pm

And heres more. What you think BT. Time for a Strike!

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:12 pm

Haha, nice strike !! Did you ask how much it weighs ?? Not every LP comes in under 9 pounds.

Tokai's come up for sale so few and far between around these parts so its hard to know what they really fetch. My first Tokai was $400 (2000 D/C JR). Pretty good deal. I thought i was crazy for spending $1300 for my 2005 LS-150F. Now i know it is worth several times that at least to me. Does he know the model # ??

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Post by Phantom » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:53 am

He doesnt know much about the guitar
Inside it says LS 60 but not sure

this one is an astounding 8 lbs oz
pups are not original but I knew that
neither are the tuning heads
and the knobs
hardware says gotoh japan
and pots say made in japan

end of the day
for $450 :)

believe me, these never come around anymore
but the phantoms no hesitation strike tatics, paid off BT

Ive got some 80's tokai paf Im putting in
and some correct knobs
have the pickguard but somehow this one looks better with out

came with a brand new Gibson case
taxes in at my local store that case is $303.89

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Post by brokentoes » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:43 pm

Nicely done. For that year it would be a LS-60

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Post by Phantom » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Phantom installed 57 Tokai Paf's, now she sings like a bird.




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Post by brokentoes » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:04 pm

You could make a cat in a woodchipper sound good, it ain't all the pups. Enjoy your new guitar bud.

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Post by Phantom » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:55 am

Thanks BT

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:02 am

Nice catch. Looks great.

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Post by BrianGT » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:08 am

Lovely guitar! Love the see through sunburst! :)

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