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by Paladin2019
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What Model Love rock?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: What Model Love rock?

Photos would help. There may be a model number written in the pickup cavities.
by Paladin2019
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Toggle switch for LS150 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Toggle switch for LS150 2005

That part will be a direct replacement but it will suffer the same fate eventually. Use part# SW-210-N and you'll never have problems again. It cost more but it's worth it.
by Paladin2019
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock - pickup options, advice ?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

First and foremost, have you tried tweaking the height of the current pickups? I find it a bit odd that someone would describe the JB/Jazz combo as lacking in those areas you mentioned, and sometimes people are too quick to start ripping things out when a few turns of a screwdriver might get the job...
by Paladin2019
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Any way to verify this is indeed a LS150 from '02?
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

The only high end models back then were the LS200 and LS320. Below that was the quilt top model (LS85Q?). Best way to check - take the pickups out and see if the middle joint and grain lines in the cavity line up with the middle joint and grain lines on the top. If not => veneer => LS70F. I'm bettin...
by Paladin2019
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 80's, 90's, or Les Paul Reborn?
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Good call, tuners and neck joint and even pickups are a match!
by Paladin2019
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 80's, 90's, or Les Paul Reborn?
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Bridge posts, tailpiece alignment, neck joint, electronics cavity, black plates - all point to Korean-made. It's not a Tokai headstock. The original tuners were not the Kluson style. The holes are in the wrong place, there's no hole in the right place, and the residue profile is all wrong. Looks lik...
by Paladin2019
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS390 vs LS360
Replies: 7
Views: 827

The number simply reflects list price in 000s of Yen, not a special order. As such older models with lower numbers can have higher specs than you might think.

An LS320 from 1999 for example would have Honduras mahogany, Brazilian rosewood and Seymour Duncan pickups.
by Paladin2019
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Chambered/Weight relief on LS390 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 453

2014.

Tokai have never used weight relief.
by Paladin2019
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Serial info Tokai ES-60
Replies: 3
Views: 890

I don't know what the market is like in your country but in UK £ that comes to about 400 which is a little high but not completely unreasonable.

I would be a little concerned about the ignorance/deception in the ad though, so don't buy it without viewing it first!
by Paladin2019
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Serial info Tokai ES-60
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Serial number says 2012, and it's definitely not MIJ.

Seller sounds clueless. What's it priced at?
by Paladin2019
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Years with Tokai high quality reputation
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

GeorgeG wrote:
How important is the long tenon joint or the lacquer finish for tone?

George
Now that's a can of worms almost as big as "what is the meaning of life?"

Regardless of their actual tonal value these are premium features that mark a guitar out as a high end luxury item.
by Paladin2019
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES178 335.. poss trade pending... Advice needed ASAP
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Personally I think it's a decent trade, but as always it's up to you.

Not a bargain, not a ripoff.
by Paladin2019
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES178 335.. poss trade pending... Advice needed ASAP
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Can't come down on an exact figure but as a rule modifications and upgrades do not add much, if anything, to a guitar's resale value. Buyers consider them an unknown quantity and they generally want a factory guitar because you know what you're getting. Mods are a matter of taste and if they are int...
by Paladin2019
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai LP s/n 080891
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Looks like an ALC53. There's a white one pictured in the 2008 catalogue.

08 serial number says 2008 production, and it's probably Chinese but definitely not Japanese.