Tokai LC110 Custom BB 3 pick-up

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Tokai LC110 Custom BB 3 pick-up

Post by simonc » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:18 am

Hi Folks,

Can anyone give me a decent appraisal for this 'black beauty' vintage axe which was made in 1982/83 . It was based on a '57 Les Paul. I don't have the ?3000+ for a Gibson so any info is much appreciated. I've just joined the TR and this is my first question so I'm relying on any opinions.
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Post by Outsider » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:30 pm

Is it something you are thinking of buying? Then you should post a link to the auction so we could see some pics and the price etc. Anyway it's nearly impossible to say anything without seeing any pics of the git so please try to find a way to post some here. Wellcome to the forum.
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Post by luis » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:35 pm

One of my favourite Tokais,I would like to own one of these early LC-100/110

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Tokai Love Rock LC110 BB

Post by simonc » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:15 am

Thanks for the replies folks. Unable to post a picture, no guitar available has been offered to me. Hughie Thomasson (Outlaws & Skynyrd) used a Les Paul Black Beauty 3 pickup model with gold hardware - I don't have 3 grand + so... Tokai will be releasing a new model of this in April 08 for around ?975 UK. That said, the early Tokais are highly commended, and around the late 70's early 80's we know what Gison & Fender build quality was like. Any LC110 owners out there give me your appraisals. If I get any pix, I'll post them. Thanks for the welcome! Simon

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Post by Custom6665 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:42 pm

Hi everyone !
I am glad to find informations about this guitar !!!!
I own a Tokai LC 3 pickups with flower inlay on the head ( like the gibson artisan). This guitar appears on 1982 tokai catalog .
I will post some pics very soon .
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Post by rgrafend » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:51 pm

Hi luis!

Is this one with a split/diamond headstock in 82/83? Or flowers?

Thanks and cheers!
Rup

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Post by luis » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:51 pm

Hello Ruppert.

I have a neat 1980 headstock LC pic where it shows a diamond inlay and kluson turners. My guess LC models changed diamond to flowers somewhere in 82/83 and to all gold metal turners. ES models changed headstock motifs too in that era to resemble Artisan models from the other company(Artisans were the most expensive models at '79 if I?m correct so it could be a smart move to resemble quality from Tokai....) As an aside note diamond inlays were back in 90 but,and I guess this is importan, I feel Tokai 90?s headstock slightly bigger in size(at least to my eye) so diamond inlay is too, but it?s very very subtle....maybe someone can confirm this feeling of mine....

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Post by Custom6665 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:34 am

Hi

Here are the original pickups of my guitar (1982 LC110 BB). Does anybody have any information about them ? (Goto and a "S" stamped on the back ).

The last owner of the guitar putted Epiphone 57 PAF instead of these ...Should I put the Gotoh's ?


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Thanks

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Post by allthumbs » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:33 pm

My 82' LC (100 I believe), 2 pickup model, has the floral headstock inlay. Luv it!
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Post by luis » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:22 pm

Custo, that?s the same pickups coming with LS-80 Reborns,see back and you?ll notice not bein an accurate PAF replica.They are around 8,30 K a bit hot for a neck pickup in a Les Paul.My guess is Tokai put 2 similar pickups regarding readings not as they do now (MK-II).

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Post by Peter Mac » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:58 pm

Hi guys,

LC-110 are pretty rare beasts.
Esentially an LC-100 with a middle pickup, they feature all mahogany body, mahogany neck w 18d pitch and 2 pce mahogany top instead of maple. They also have an ebony fingerboard - not a blackened rosewood board used on the LC-60 and LC-60M.
The head inlay varied from year to year also, and re-issues do not have the same truss rod cover and head inlay as the 1980 - 1984 years.

They were not built after 1985.
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Post by Custom6665 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:30 am

Here is my LC-110 (1981 I believe) :


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I bought it 320? (440$).

I have issues finding a pickguard. Any clues ?

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Post by wulfman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:35 am

Looks Korean to me....I'll take it off your hands for what you paid though.... :D

Seriously though, the old Tokai customs are great.
For a pickguard why not just get one for a 2-pickup custom and cut off the section in the middle?

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Post by Custom6665 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:14 am

Well I don't know if it's korean or japanese.

Serial number is : 1076087

I found it on a garage sale 6 years ago.
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Post by wulfman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:15 am

Looks Japanese to me. The real shell inlays are hard to miss.

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