Breezy Sound and Love Rock / Tele and Les Paul Questions

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vashypoo
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Breezy Sound and Love Rock / Tele and Les Paul Questions

Post by vashypoo » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:52 am

Hey all, have a couple questions regarding a couple guitars. I am looking for a Tele and a Les Paul Jr/Special at the moment. I have a Silver Star and absolutely love it, probably my favourite guitar I have ever owned, so I want to keep looking in the MIJ/replica area for the Tele and LP. my questions are:

1. Is there a specific Breezysound, or maybe a Greco/Fernandes equivalent that I should look out for? I personally dig the CBS-era stuff but am finding it a little harder to identify the Tele copies, as I have less experience with them personally and am finding less information on them online.

2. Did Tokai (or any other companies manufacturing replica guitars via Matsumoku) do a Les Paul Jr or Special during the replica era? I know they have the LSS series now, but I am not sure what the quality of the current ones is vs the vintage replicas. I have not played any of the new ones but if I had the option I would go for an older model. Looking through catalogues though, it doesn't seem like they did Jrs or Specials during the late 70s/early 80s.

Any tips would be great!

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Re: Breezy Sound and Love Rock / Tele and Les Paul Questions

Post by Sigmania » Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:39 pm

Here’s a link to catalogs.

https://brochures.yokochou.com/en_index.html

I don’t play Juniors or Teles really so don’t want to comment.

Happy hunting.
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Re: Breezy Sound and Love Rock / Tele and Les Paul Questions

Post by Sigmania » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:29 am

This one is newer but looks cool. I like the translucent finish.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokai-LSS124- ... 632-2357-0
'79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST80 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock (solid flame maple top), '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Breezy Sound and Love Rock / Tele and Les Paul Questions

Post by vashypoo » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:37 pm

Sigmania wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:29 am
This one is newer but looks cool. I like the translucent finish.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokai-LSS124- ... 632-2357-0
i saw that as well! it seems like they definitely make Specials, and Jr's with the double cutaway, but it seems hard to find a yellow Jr. with a single cutaway, tokai or otherwise... not sure if they ever did? guess I'll just have to keep looking.

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