LS vs. LOVEROCK 2 vs. REBORN Models

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LS vs. LOVEROCK 2 vs. REBORN Models

Post by Mark Merton » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:07 pm

Can someone please tell me how these three different models of guitar compare and what are the main specifications? Which is the better model?

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Post by JohnA » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:44 pm

A Loverock-2 is a twin-cutaway guitar not a Les Paul

"LS" is the name prefix for all Tokai LP models

Basically a Reborn is what a Loverock was called in 1979-1980 so the difference between a 1980 Reborn & a 81 Loverock is nothing but the name.

Try using the search feature at the top of the page, loads of good info you just have to find it.

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Post by f5joe » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:56 pm

JohnA, I think that the Reborns were actually just in 1978 (perhaps a bit of '79) before they became Love Rocks. Perhaps a veteran could confirm this for us.

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Post by togps » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:05 pm

Les Paul Reborn = 1978+1979
Reborn Old = 1980
Love Rock = 1981 >

A nice Reborn Old is here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %26fvi%3D1

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Post by ochay » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:18 pm

Les Paul Reborn = 1978+1979 /part of 1980
Reborn Old = 1980
Love Rock = 1981 >
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Post by JohnA » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:56 pm

So if you bundle together Les Paul Reborn & Reborn Old I was right :D

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Post by f5joe » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:50 pm

JohnA - over here in the US you'd make a wonderful Democrat! :lol:

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Post by bobwise » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:51 pm

There's some overlap during the transitions from one name to the next, isn't there?

I've got a lovely '80 Love Rock LS120 that I bought from Ochay a few months ago. Serial starts with "00", says "Love Rock model" on the peghead. I presume it was built towards the end of 1980.

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You can sort of see a "ghost" outline of the original truss rod cover (which had been cut down to approximate a bell cover -- the one in the pic is a Gibson Historic cover.)

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Post by f5joe » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:16 am

bobwise, absolutely beautiful guitar. :D

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Post by Mark Merton » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:08 am

Has anyone come across this type of guitar; couldn't find anything on it via google but I saw one in a shop recently; Gibson Custom design - black with gold pickups etc. Says "Made in Japan" but I don't know anything about the woods, etc. or if it's a genuine model. Selling for ?950 (euro).

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Post by settebello » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:16 am

Look here are all the new LC models listet.
http://www.tokaiguitar.de/produkte.php? ... 1&rechts=3

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Post by luis » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:42 pm

Reborns have slight different details than current made Tokais. I like both and I don?t agree about a LS-80 is better than a LS-320 in my own experience.LS-80 Reborn would be equal to a higher than LS-150 model made nowadays.

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Post by tokaigeezer » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:57 pm

Sehr nett LS-50 Reborn Old, TOGPS. I have one and it is my baby.

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Post by togps » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:07 am

tokaigeezer wrote:Sehr nett LS-50 Reborn Old, TOGPS. I have one and it is my baby.

Steve
Thank you Steve. I'm quite sure the Tokai baby will find a good home...

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