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by nakamichi
Sat Oct 05, 2002 5:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Les Paul Reborn LS-60
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

LS 65

Peter Mac

The recent LS-65 models (my s/n 0104446) have a two-piece solid maple cap, no veneer. I've scratched my head once or twice when reading descriptions of this model number, not realising that Tokai seem to re-use model numbers!

These boys keep us on our toes. eh?
by nakamichi
Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Les Paul Reborn LS-60
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

LS-65

My 2001 mij LS-65 is definitely NOT a laminated top. Confusing, innit?
by nakamichi
Mon Sep 23, 2002 3:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS series
Replies: 21
Views: 8697

WoooWooo

You're just trying to make us all jealous!

Nice one, let us know how you get on with it.
by nakamichi
Mon Sep 23, 2002 3:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS series
Replies: 21
Views: 8697

WoooWooo

You're just rying to make us all jealous!

Nice one, let us know how you get on with it.
by nakamichi
Sun Sep 22, 2002 5:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS series
Replies: 21
Views: 8697

Reply to Paladin

Original Message: I've been considering buying a Tokai Love Rock recently, and I've narrowed it down to the LS65 or the LS70. There are 3 things I'd like to clear up though: 1. My local guitar shop say that the 2 are almost identical, but the LS70 is better put together (is this true???) and has a f...
by nakamichi
Sun Sep 22, 2002 4:45 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock Cherry Sunburst/Tuners - questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Heh?

I'm beginning to wonder whether my guitar is an LS-65 (mij)! My Cherry Sunburst finish is almost as muted as the violin type, the switch knob is aged beyond belief, it has a one-piece body and neck and is gorgeously authentic. Yes - I'm 53 years old and owned many Gibson Les Pauls over the years so ...
by nakamichi
Wed Sep 04, 2002 7:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Intonation
Replies: 10
Views: 3259

Tuning

Everybody knows it's impossible to get perfect tuning on a stringed instrument.

Don't they???? That's why computer generated music sounds so crap, and why the Kinks sound so good...
by nakamichi
Wed Sep 04, 2002 7:04 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS60,65,70etc=Epiphone quality, LS200,320=Gibson quality?
Replies: 6
Views: 2183

Whoops

You just dinged the best LS series guitar. The LS-65 is a one-piece body and neck guitar with a veneer-free maple top, the nearest thing you can get to a vintage Les Paul - apart from the pickups, but we all knew that. The so-called "higher-end" Tokais are in response to "designer" demand, in other ...
by nakamichi
Wed Sep 04, 2002 6:52 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Strat V Tele
Replies: 44
Views: 10727

Telecasters

There's something about a Telecaster that is very hard to define. It's so simple but it can be a right bastard - the bridge pickup sound is like nothing else (the Esquire only had the bridge pickup). If I get to Heaven, and part of the deal to get in was to authentically reproduce all the intros to ...
by nakamichi
Wed Sep 04, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TOKAI HUMBUCKER PHOTOS
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

Gotoh

As far as I know the PAF II pickups are made by Gotoh and don't look too cute from the baseplate side, i.e. brass, four tiny pozi screws and skinny Japanese screened PVC wire. Stop worrying about whether or not your pickups are up to scratch - get a set of Seymour Duncan 59s. Sell your old pickups a...
by nakamichi
Wed Sep 04, 2002 6:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Let's Now Talk About What Amp(s)You Use With Your Tokai
Replies: 24
Views: 7750

59s

Mmmm - I use a Line6 Flextone II. You can all eat your shorts - I know what a Soldano 300w head sounds like through a 1x8" speaker, so there. The AC 30 setting still does it for me though. Whoever posted the earlier message re: SD 59s v Seth Lover pickups should know that the 59s are NOT potted - th...
by nakamichi
Wed Sep 04, 2002 6:15 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is it me, or are my Love Rock PU's microphonic?
Replies: 4
Views: 1947

Microphony

My LS-65 (MIJ 2001) came with Gotoh pickups (yes, I admit it - I tore the label off) - at home I was really impressed with the authenticity of the sound of the guitar - I'm an old rocker and REMEMBER - but on my first gig with my new guitar I got squeals and clanks (pickup selector switch). The pick...
by nakamichi
Wed Sep 04, 2002 6:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: laminated tops
Replies: 47
Views: 14767

Laminated "carved" top

The early Gibson Les Pauls had a "carved top". I guess pretty timbers were cheap and available in the 60's and some of the flame tops may have happened by accident, creating a demand. A "carved" top excludes laminates by definition and any rationale would exclude laminates, of any kind, for decorati...
by nakamichi
Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: Hats off to Ned
Replies: 1
Views: 2707

Hats off to Ned

Wow! This is one of the most attractive and professional web-sites I've ever seen! Well done Ned and whoever got this beauty up-and-running.

Thanks from (I'm sure) all of us.
by nakamichi
Sun Jul 21, 2002 5:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Help me identify this Love Rock, please
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

LS-65

Sorry! I didn't mean to confuse anyone by describing my 2001 MIJ LS-65 as having "hatbox" control knobs. As anyone with these upwardly mobile (in terms of value) guitars knows, they're the good old vintage gold knobs.

The LS-65 is for the players, not the poseurs!!

Thanks, Mr. Tokai!