1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

Area for Tokai's older than 1985

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Mono
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Post by Mono » Wed May 02, 2018 2:25 am

Beauties reborn!
I found myself ogling as part of my vintage Tokai reacquisition quest. Thanks for still hosting the photos in their original places!

Perfect_liberty
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Post by Perfect_liberty » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:12 am

How can you tell what model they are if there's no sticker on the back of the headstock or no stamp on the last fret?

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Post by guitar hiro » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 am

if the example is unmolested & retains the original pickups, this can help to determine grade.

also, some examples may be stamped internal/pickup routes.

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Post by brokentoes » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 pm

This thread needs some new pics

1981 LS120

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Post by Loudmouse » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 am

So many beauties!

Not a flame top but not quite plain either, somewhere in between, figured top maybe? The grain really changes at different angles.

1979 LS100 OS refinished into some sort of lemony burst.

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I heard they threatened Tokai with a lawsuit, but they never got to Cort?

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 pm

That's a nice 100. Little birdseye blisters ?? It's got character.

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Post by guitar hiro » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 am

This is one of my favorite threads here @ the TF; thought it needed a bump :D
I was just sharing information when some morons accused me of trolling :lol:

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Post by hunter » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 am

guitar hiro wrote:This is one of my favorite threads here @ the TF; thought it needed a bump :D
Agreed!
:)

Here are some of mine.
1981 LS100

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1980 Reborn old LS120

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1995? LS 320 Prototype

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Post by brokentoes » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:24 pm

That's what i'm talkin about !!!

Sweet.

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1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

Post by guitar hiro » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:30 pm

Thanks to Wulfman for hosting the pic :D


Pictured here is the 1981 Tokai LS-60 OS that I recently acquired.

The maple top is completely covered in 3D flame & figure, and also contains several hundred very small birds eye.

The photo does not do the maple top justice; it looks much more impressive in person.

It's difficult to believe Tokai put this maple top on a LS-60 but I'm glad they did. :D

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I was just sharing information when some morons accused me of trolling :lol:

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Post by Thomas/Sweden » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:27 am

Really nice guitar hiro! Here's the 1978 LS-100 OS:


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Post by Mono » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:57 am

This one belonged to villager but I'm not sure has made it into this gallery yet.
1980 LS-80 - fantastic top IMHO... flecked, varied, subtle flame and grain.

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