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I *think* this is '95 MIK ALS42 Love Rock, can you help..?

 
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stillman
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:09 am    Post subject: I *think* this is '95 MIK ALS42 Love Rock, can you help..? Reply with quote

So, I recently made a hasty bid on a Tokai LP which I assumed was MIJ, but on closer inspection of the photos is almost certainly MIK..too late, the bid was made and I ended up winning!


Well, I'm tweaking it and it's turning into quite a decent player but I would be interested to know what it is I've actually bought...

I have read the excellent thread by RebornOld here - http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=163651&sid=ee161406cbcae63d2e582ae9f5412084

and I suspect it is an ALS42 1995-97 MIK for the following reasons -

Headstock 'dimple' and two-screw, pointed bell TRC


Mini-pots and green caps


And no serial number anywhere

A couple of things are slightly different to what I might expect.

I think I read something from a member whose 90s MIK was short-tenon but this one appears to be long-tenon.


Checking the 1995/8 catalogs I think the color would have to be cherry sunburst but all the pictures show it fading to yellow, whereas mine is far more orange (which I actually really like).


Any theories or extra info gratefully received! At the very least there will be a few more photos here for those trying to date their MIKs


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Updated with more manageable sized photos! Reply with quote

Sorry for huge photos, have resized..
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No MIK experts knocking around here?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not a made in Japan model so if it has no serial number on the back and a 2 screw trussrod. I think you are right on the money with your guess.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a better photo of the bridge? The finish and electronics look MIK.
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