Pictures of Tokai LS-200 1980

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Pictures of Tokai LS-200 1980

Post by Svedje » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:03 pm

A while ago I posted some pictures of my LS-200 and was asked to post a few more taken in better light/daylight. So here they are, I haven?t taken pics of the cavities yet but will open it up once I have the time to let my guitarhealer do a setup, but I have no rush ..she plays just beautiful as she is.

These pre -83 LS-200 guitars seem to be rare as a hens tooth, so if there are any other LS-200?s out there I would appreciate pictures of them, that is i?m aware of Marks -79, Gottfrieds -81, and I recall having seen a quilted one here on the forum as well? And there is this guy in Japan in the LS-200 link on Classifieds that has one or two...wonder how many there are out there?

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Post by togps » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:32 pm

Bravo!! Bravissimo...

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Post by f5joe » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:00 pm

Exquisite! Thanks :D
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Post by Mick51 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:53 pm

What a beautiful guitar. Thanks for sharing!
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Post by YOGA64 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:20 am

I want it!!!! :o :D :P

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The Fletcher-Karlsson Burst

Post by Svedje » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:22 am

Thank you for all the nice comments!
Maybe It?s time for the Tokais to get their own burst names...since Gibson have the Brock-Da Pra Burst and others ...So with Marks permission(hope it?s OK Mark?) I therefore name it the Fletcher-Karlsson Burst :D :D

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Post by settebello » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:03 am

Thats a real beauty. 8)
I know the pups where customer order,but dont must she have super disto
dimarzios?

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Dimarzio with original soldering

Post by Svedje » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:21 pm

Hello Volker!

I actually opened up the front cavity a few minutes ago and the pickups are Dimarzios
"Dimarzio pickups MADE IN USA" on the back and they seem to have the original soldering...also Mark once sold it to me as 100% original so I
haven?t even checked until just now when my curiosity took over :D

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Mikael

PS I could also see that tenon is the "short version" just as expected DS

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Re: Dimarzio with original soldering

Post by togps » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:31 pm

Svedje wrote: .... PS I could also see that tenon is the "short version" ....
How come you to that term??

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Post by settebello » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:33 pm

Hi Mikael,
sorry,just looked at the registry.Seems i be wrong,LS200 is order made only and the LS150 has the Super D factory fitted.

Volker

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Re: Dimarzio with original soldering

Post by Svedje » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:14 pm

togps wrote:
Svedje wrote: .... PS I could also see that tenon is the "short version" ....
How come you to that term??

Hello togps!

Hope i?m replying to the right thing now, so that your question was not for how Volker came to that term regarding the pickups? :)

If you wear referring to the short tenon....then I obviously could see, when opening it up, that it was like every other pre -82 Tokai LS I have seen, in other words short tenon

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Post by villager » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:31 pm

its actually normal tenon and long tenon.

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:29 pm

its actually normal tenon and long tenon.
Spot on Mark, the short tenon belongs to the Gibson standards and they hide it with a piece of wood..... :o

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Post by Svedje » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:23 am

villager wrote:its actually normal tenon and long tenon.
OK, thanks for the explanation

It?s good to use the same terms so there is no confusion....As for Gibbies I had only heard the vocabulary long and short....you live you learn

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Post by tudor » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:43 am

A wonderful guitar !!! Congrats !!!
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