1981 Tokai LS-60 Love Rock = ?What Should I Expect?

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Sigmania
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Re: 1981 Tokai LS-60 Love Rock = ?What Should I Expect?

Post by Sigmania » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:45 am

Interesting. What I’m seeing is that up until 1981 the headstocks seem to have a black plastic veneer. Sometime in 1981 that switched to painted or stained wood. Your guitar is after the switch it seems. Very cool.

I added this guitar to my list. :wink:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 13#p192713
'79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST80 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock (solid flame maple top), '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: 1981 Tokai LS-60 Love Rock = ?What Should I Expect?

Post by guitar hiro » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:33 am

I see you have the LS-60 listed as,

Wood veneer:
LS60 (1981) guitar hiro


but it has no veneer, and no plastic piece; only black paint on the head stock face.
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Re: 1981 Tokai LS-60 Love Rock = ?What Should I Expect?

Post by Sigmania » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:04 pm

Yep. I was thinking that myself, but I realized there has to be a veneer since you have three pieces of wood. If you just paint the neck, then you would see the seam over time I believe. I think the veneer is very thin and was sanded along the edge so it’s incredibly hard to see.

It’s not conclusive but I think likely. I will adjust it to a question mark or painted wood/wood veneer.

Have you checked your guitar? I looked in the truss rod pocket of my 1983 LS120 and it’s not clear.

I wonder if you pull a tuner out of the headstock and see if you can tell in the cross section?

mdvineng had suggested a scrape of the paint inside the truss rod cavity.
'79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST80 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock (solid flame maple top), '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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