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THE ULTIMATE LOVE ROCK?
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mlivingstone
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: THE ULTIMATE LOVE ROCK? Reply with quote

Hi folks

Just out of curiousity - what model is this :

http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=92

and what is the usual going rate?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoooah

I'm replying to my own post!!

A supplementary question. What in your opinion is the best value (added spec v price) of the current higher end Love Rocks?

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hans-j?rgen
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: THE ULTIMATE LOVE ROCK? Reply with quote

mlivingstone wrote:
Just out of curiousity - what model is this :
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=92
and what is the usual going rate?

If the description is correct (Seymour Duncan '59 would be wrong though), it's a LS320 which you can buy (if you find one) new old stock in Japan for ~260,000 Yen.

Concerning your other question: a new LS150 -- IF you can find one...

Lawdy Mama, that shop has some strange Tokais...

http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=91
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=97
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=96
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=94
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=90
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=21
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=76
http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=79

Hmm, a relic done in Hamamatsu? Never heard that story...

http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/product.asp?pid=19

Overview of all available Tokais:

http://www.belfastguitaremporium.com/shop.asp?cid=4
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mlivingstone
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Hans-J?rgen.

I like the look and spec of the LS150 but would have to chop in a couple of my guitars to fund it :

Recent LS65 -mint;
1991 Yamaha MSG Standard.

Do you reckon the LS150 would be worth it?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
for any one thats interested the belfast emphorium has a really large stock of tokais, any one want i could check out for a particular model for you no problem a atall by the way some of his korean ones are something else really beutiful lookin and superb build
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgot to say
he did have a ls320 in stock a few weeks ago
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mlivingstone wrote:
Do you reckon the LS150 would be worth it?

First I would try to find one, because it seems they become rare already. And to decide if you really need the higher specs is only up to you. Or in other words: I love my LS60 as much as my LS120 and don't care if one has a veneer and a two piece back or not. But they both differ from each other of course.

@mike: I would be cautious with the shop descriptions, e.g. there's a MIK ALS65 (never heard of one before) with "AA quilted maple top" etc. which just sounds wrong to me. And I also wonder why they don't use the normal model numbers except for that ALS65. If that "AAAAA ... with Honduras mahogany..." really is a LS320, then the best marketing idea would be to call it that way in my opinion. And they should have a COA for it, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HANS
YOUR RIGHT BUT I REALLY DONT THINK THE KOREAN TOKS IS A WORRY WITH THE NUMBERS BUT HE REALLY HAS A LARGE STOCK OF THEM AND SOME OF THE MIK ARE SUPEB LOOKING THE JAPANESE ONES ARE THERE OK I HAVE SEEN THE 320 AND ALSO I THINK IT WAS THE 120. MOST OF THE OTHER MODELS ARE THERE ALSO , HE ALSO HAS A LARGE STOCK OF GIBBOS AS WELL. SORRY ABOUT THE CAPITALS DIDNT SEE THEY WERE ON AND AS I AM HOPLESS AT TYPING I WASNT GOING TO DO THIS AGAIN
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't go for a LS320,I'll go for a LS150 if you decided buying Tokai.There is some difference in quality as far as sound is concerned,it's more resonnat ,a better guitar to me and it comes with Tokai guitar case old replica too(with a 120 euros value).I tried both LS80F and LS150 side by side and I really prefer LS150,not a very high difference but it's there.....And as Hans rightly says it will became collectable as far as it seems it would not be made by now....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would I be right in thinking that the LS 120/125/130's are new models?
- replacing the 75/90's?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mlivingstone wrote:
Would I be right in thinking that the LS 120/125/130's are new models?
- replacing the 75/90's?

No, the LS120 was the predecessor to the LS125 (flamed maple veneer, two piece back, nitro lacquer, long neck tenon, brass saddles, aluminum tailpiece) while the LS135 is a new model with solid plain maple top, one piece back and LS125 features plus CTS pots, sprague orange drop caps and Switchcraft jack and switch. The LS80 with plain maple top and "normal" features still exists, it was called LS75 then.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in Belfast guitar emporium a lot if you want any info on those guitars especially the beaut or the aged from the website a played em both, Both have seeymour dunks in.....

They are all extremely nice.......

got my big boy there>


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike martin wrote:
hi
for any one thats interested the belfast emphorium has a really large stock of tokais, any one want i could check out for a particular model for you no problem a atall by the way some of his korean ones are something else really beutiful lookin and superb build
mike


Thats a korean^^^^

Plus it sounds better than it looks,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As time goes by the respect for the Korean made guitars will increase. I have only one MIK, an SG that is so "Cream Tone" it's amazing. I bought my first Made in China guitar last week and it is awesome. A Washburn D10 /12 string...best part is I bought it for $99 . List price is close to $500 beautiful spruce top and mahogany back and sides "Wish you Were Here" all day long! In 65' I bought a Domino 12 string from Ace Music in Miami and paid $50 the neck started to bow and within a couple of years the neck ran away from the body!! I still have it , it can't be salvaged , but made of the finest plywood available! TG
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a beaut Chris.
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