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'82 LS50 or 60?

 
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Vas
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: '82 LS50 or 60? Reply with quote

I've been reading the registry and forums for a while now, great resource!

I have an '82 Love Rock serial 2011038

There is no model number in the pup cavity and no sticker. I'm pretty sure it's a 50 or 60 but not sure which

14 degree headstock
No fret binding
Solid 2 piece plain top centre seam
2 piece (might be 3) back
No sticker on the underside of pickup just GOTOH stamped in the plate
Uncovered zebras
Aluminium STP






What differs between 50s and 60s

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Cali Girl
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LS-50 = 3 piece top
LS-60 = 2 piece top

So yours is likely an LS-60.
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Vas
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.
I wasn't sure about the tops as I've seen posts about LS50s with 2 piece tops before, unless of course they are from the '84 '85 period where it can get confusing.
I'll go with LS60
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - mine is an LS50 from the 84-84 period and it's a two piece top and one piece back.
In fact I'm not totally convinced mine isn't a LS60 as the maple has some really nice flame figuring when it catches the light.
The sticker is long gone and was not there when I bought it 21 years ago.
It can get confusing!

nice guitar.

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JohnA
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barks67 wrote:
Yes - mine is an LS50 from the 84-84 period and it's a two piece top and one piece back.

nice guitar.

barks


Are you sure? A one piece back is normally a feature of a LS80 or higher
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Barks67
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
Barks67 wrote:
Yes - mine is an LS50 from the 84-84 period and it's a two piece top and one piece back.

nice guitar.

barks


Are you sure? A one piece back is normally a feature of a LS80 or higher


Seems so.

When I brought it up on this thread http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18135&highlight= the consensus was it was a LS50 as the lacquer was poly.
It was acknowledged though that there were cases from this 1984-85 period of LS50 -60 with one piece backs.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stand corrected, very nice guitar
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - it seems this is one of the elusive ones designed to put a spanner in the works for the model number specs etc!
Its at the luthier at the moment having its first bit of maintenance in ages - new nut and dress - so looking forward to it coming back.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a couple LS-50 and LS-60 with one piece back. There are some out there. Sometimes they may be multi-piece but it's hrd to find the seam. That happens too
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I'll go with LS-60.
The 2 piece top and open zebra pups points to an LS-60.
1982 LS-50's had 3 piece tops and double cream pickups.
All the LS series from LS-50 - LS-75 were finished in poly so that is no indicator.
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