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by guitar hiro
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Bacchus/Momose/Deviser
Topic: In search for informations regarding a Bacchus guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: In search for informations regarding a Bacchus guitar

The 103*** serial range could theoretically run circa 2003 - 2005. I would believe the 103*** serial range to be most likely a 2004 or possibly 2005 example. Looking at page 11 of the 2004 Deviser Headway Bacchus 'Hand Made Concept' catalog I believe the model designation of your guitar is most like...
by guitar hiro
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
Replies: 61
Views: 105432

Re: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

Here’s another oddball. A 1984 LS60 with a flame top. Looks like it might be sycamore? Maybe this one was destined to be an LS80, but once they carved the top it revealed the defect you can see in the pics. https://www.ebay.com/itm/265914303980?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=cr6UfiQ...
by guitar hiro
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top

Definitely a special one. That is some top. you should see the top on my '81 Tokai LS-60; it truly looks like '81 LS-200 maple :) I still cannot explain how/why this exceptional maple top ended up on a LS-60 but I'm glad it did :D you can see it here about 3/4s the way down the page http://www.toka...
by guitar hiro
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top

eBay listing is gone but is now listed (2 days ago) on Reverb for $450 less than the eBay listing :)

https://reverb.com/item/61320714-tokai- ... 1980-09-27

That birds eye top is pretty sick :D
by guitar hiro
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: 1980 LS60 Reborn Old Birdseye Top

Very cool top, but wild price for an LS60 ($2,250) https://www.ebay.com/itm/225179557182 one thing I have noticed with unique and/or exceptional vintage MIJ examples are the asking and selling price points, which have generally been rising over the past several years. The example you posted the eBa...
by guitar hiro
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux

Beautiful guitars. Just wanted to add that this reminds me of Martin guitars, and the belief that over many years the template that they used to cut the necks became worn from use and over time the corners on the headstock became more and more rounded without them apparently realizing it. Whether t...
by guitar hiro
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 2014 Reborn Old Guitar Planet Honduras Mahogany
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: 2014 Reborn Old Guitar Planet Honduras Mahogany

it's always a hoot watching Satoshi aka Sat do his guitar demo videos :lol:
by guitar hiro
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: "Reborn Old" Reborn
Replies: 46
Views: 2880

Re: "Reborn Old" Reborn

Interesting to note that on a couple of these Guitar Planet Reborn Old guitars that they seemed to hold them for a year or two before they sold with the sale date on the warranty card. So the orders were placed before they had buyers it seems. I have a 2000 LS Love Rock that has the date of sale at...
by guitar hiro
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux

OP's Bacchus, my BLS-DX, and many other Live Road Model examples from the 101*** serial range have the 'incomplete' dimple at the top of the open book head stock. I saw a comment on another forum that touched on the subject and when I read the comment I didn't know if I should cringe or LOL. Here i...
by guitar hiro
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux

OP's Bacchus, my BLS-DX, and many other Live Road Model examples from the 101*** serial range have the 'incomplete' dimple at the top of the open book head stock. I saw a comment on another forum that touched on the subject and when I read the comment I didn't know if I should cringe or LOL. Here is...
by guitar hiro
Fri Sep 02, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Bacchus Live Road Handmade Series - Price redux

I have an example that is very close to the serial number range and my example is obviously a transition era for the BLS Live Road examples. It has attributes of the (earlier) BLS-120 examples that were most typically inked with the 100*** serial # range and and it also has attributes of the (later)...
by guitar hiro
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Tokai LS1-R4 GT or similar
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: WTB: Tokai LS1-R4 GT or similar

these five fiddles may not be exactly what you're looking for but at least folks can drool :lol:

https://www.digimart.net/search?categor ... T+&x=0&y=0
by guitar hiro
Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery
Replies: 61
Views: 105432

Re: 1978-1985 vintage LS solid flametop gallery

Sigmania wrote:
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:38 am
1984 LS100

Possibly a solid flame top?

https://www.jauce.com/auction/k1026950010

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from what little I can see from the two top photos that looks more like a solid top than veneer; at least to my eyes and from my experience.
by guitar hiro
Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2008 ES-Custom (ES-205) Love Rock
Replies: 32
Views: 1623

Re: 2008 ES-Custom (ES-205) Love Rock

@ glenngross nice looking Tokai ES with some very unusual attributes and the Love Rock logo on the head stock is pretty cool 8) the hand written CM inside the route is likely for 'custom' the fingerboard looks like Honduran rosewood to my eyes but it could be Madagascar rosewood Fender Japan used t...
by guitar hiro
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2008 ES-Custom (ES-205) Love Rock
Replies: 32
Views: 1623

Re: 2008 ES-Custom (ES-205) Love Rock

@glenngross nice looking Tokai ES with some very unusual attributes and the Love Rock logo on the head stock is pretty cool 8) the hand written CM inside the route is likely for 'custom' the fingerboard looks like Honduran rosewood to my eyes but it could be Madagascar rosewood Fender Japan used to ...