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

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

Post by stillman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:09 am

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!
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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 ... e9f5412084

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

Headstock 'dimple' and two-screw, pointed bell TRC
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Mini-pots and green caps
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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.
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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).
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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 :D
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Updated with more manageable sized photos!

Post by stillman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:50 am

Sorry for huge photos, have resized..

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Post by stillman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:09 am

No MIK experts knocking around here? :(

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Post by brokentoes » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:44 am

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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Post by Paladin2019 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 pm

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

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Post by nyropakyr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 am

The tokai forum is the forum of the interesting things and the interesting gadgets of the proper system. The information source has the guitar picture in essayontime.co.uk review about the parts of the guitar and the strings of the guitar.

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