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1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
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Mono
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauties reborn!
I found myself ogling as part of my vintage Tokai reacquisition quest. Thanks for still hosting the photos in their original places!
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Perfect_liberty
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread needs some new pics

1981 LS120

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice 100. Little birdseye blisters ?? It's got character.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of my favorite threads here @ the TF; thought it needed a bump
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


Agreed!


Here are some of mine.
1981 LS100



1980 Reborn old LS120







1995? LS 320 Prototype






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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery Reply with quote

Thanks to Wulfman for hosting the pic


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.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


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Mono
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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