Love Rock LS-150

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ez2slip
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Love Rock LS-150

Post by ez2slip » Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:02 am

Hi

Can anyone offer me some information on the Love Rock LS-150? I'm not familiar with the model but I'm looking at one at

http://www.guitargai.com/html_folder/gai_otherCA3.html#

Was the 150 a handmade instrument similar to the LS-220 and 320 models? What materials were used (solid maple cap?), pups, dates of manufacture, etc. The seller has a great rep and deals in quality stuff.

Any information the forum may have regarding this model is appreciated.

Thanks
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Post by cosmitron » Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:14 am

you should ask the guitar guy himself... he looks friendly!!! :wink:

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Post by loverockerUK » Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:27 am

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Post by sneakyjapan » Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:42 am

he does have some nice guitars but they are expensive.

ez2slip
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LS150

Post by ez2slip » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:55 am

This particular cherry sunburst is a little harsh for my taste. If it was more of a violin finish I'd be tempted to get in there are try to cut a deal. Either that or rob a bank. :roll:

I'm with Barry on the flametop, though...just the way I like it.

Was the 150 a production model or a custom build?

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Post by javelin70 » Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:51 am

It was called a "super edition model" and had a one-pice mahogany back and also a one-piece neck. The flame maple top is solid! The pickups were DiMarzio's (PAF and Super D).

1984 catalog:

http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/cat ... i86_7a.jpg

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Lee

Post by Lee » Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:01 am

It's a shame but that top just isn't quite right. It looks like a flat sawn piece of maple but it's a little too grainy just behind the bass side of the tailpiece and that would drive me mad.

I agree that the flame is quite a subtle tiger/pinstripe though.

Am I too fussy?

loverockerUK

Post by loverockerUK » Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:25 am

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Post by Paladin2019 » Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:18 am

Urgh, I'm going to go against the trend here and say I really don't like that top. Too red, and the flame looks really inconsistent and cheap.

I like my flame fine, straight, defined and dense. :P Classy, but dignified - not OTT frilly like you get on many custom-shop Gibbos.

A little variation here and there is ok too.

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