Tokai LS80 - Love Rock - 1980 - Honeybrown burst

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Post by jacco » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:39 pm

PS I already had your LS-80 BS logged, where did you buy it?

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Post by jacco » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:39 pm

PS I already had your LS-80 BS logged, where did you buy it?

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Post by fatherjones » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:12 pm

I bought it in Carrboro, North Carolina from a fellow. I am clearly blind, I didn't see it on the registry.

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Post by fatherjones » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:36 pm

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Very photogenic. And you are an astute lot.

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Post by Mono » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:51 pm

gorgeous. just like matmont's 80.... can't get enough of these vintage tokais
making me excited for my ls100 purchase in a few days

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Post by fatherjones » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:49 pm

What are the likely pickups in this Sept. 1980 LS80? What do these go for in the UK?

I was in a nice guitar shop in Bath UK last summer and was shocked what Gibsons go for.

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Post by jacco » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:51 am

fatherjones wrote:I bought it in Carrboro, North Carolina from a fellow. I am clearly blind, I didn't see it on the registry.
It isn't registered in the Registry. I am logging vintage Tokai's myself for several years now.

It should have uncovered double white Goto S stamped pickups. RDC around 8.50K

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Post by fatherjones » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:00 am

You are correct! I pulled the bridge pickup and here's what I found. Exactly like you said. Might be that somebody put the covers on afterwards.
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Post by fatherjones » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:07 am

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Post by fatherjones » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:08 am

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Post by Mono » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:34 pm

thank you for photographing the logo
means the green and blacks were around in 79 too

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Post by fatherjones » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:31 pm

Nobody asked what it cost me. I suppose its worth letting folks know for the sake of market value that I traded a very nice Gibson Les Paul Traditional plus top for it. Even swap. Those go for anywhere between $1300-1700 on the used market in Nort Carolina. I think the Tokai is more 'valuable' both ad a collectible but intrinsically as an instrument and craftwork too.

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Post by Mono » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:21 am

good trade!

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Post by jacco » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:03 am

I see the pickup covers aren't soldered. You can easily remove them to see what bobbin color is underneath.

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Post by Mono » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:30 am

thinking about it, the case is Reborn but the guitar is a Love Rock...

thoughts, gentlemen?

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