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Sigmania
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LS345

Post by Sigmania » Mon May 03, 2021 5:42 am

I know nothing about newer Tokais. This seems like a very high model number. Wondering how folks rate these?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Tokai-Kl ... 890.l49286
'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: LS345

Post by guitar hiro » Mon May 03, 2021 10:59 am

I'm in the same boat; I don't know **** about newer Tokai models.

My 'newest' LS is my 2000 Tokai Love Rock LS-320 VF, and it is now 21 years old.
I don't really know much about it because I only see it about three, maybe four times a year.
I do know it's all original & the pick guard was never installed.
'holier than thou cuntiness' was originally exported to the entire planet from the land of rocks and trees aka Cadada, and now the entire solar system is infected :lol:

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Re: LS345

Post by Sigmania » Mon May 03, 2021 11:11 am

Cool. Do you know what year the guitar I posted was made?

Serial number 1839355.

“Made in Japan” in black ink.
'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: LS345

Post by Sigmania » Mon May 03, 2021 11:15 am

Here’s a different one on Reverb from Japan.

https://reverb.com/item/30939701-tokai ... 19-natural

BODY : 5A Maple 2Pieces Top
African Mahogany 1 Piece Back
NECK : African Mahogany One Piece Set-Neck Deep joint
FINGERBOARD : Madagascal Rosewood
RADIUS : 300R
FRETS : 22F ♯213
SCALE : 625/312.5mm
BRIDGE : LS-VB Bridge
LS-VT Tailpiece
NUT(width) : Delrin(43.0mm)
INLAY : Dish
PICKUPS : PAF-Vintage MK2
CONTROLS : 2V.,2T.,
3way Toggle SW
JACKS : Switchcraft

Tokai is one of the most famous Japanese electric guitar brand.
All guitars are hand-made with their original production skills since 1977.
Popular series are LS, LC and ES.
Tokai uses "glue" for attaching fingerboard and neck.
Just few craftsmen, who allowed to do gluing, do this process with special skill to make no gap between fingerboard and neck.
Tokai guitar sounds with great resonance by itself.
'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: LS345

Post by Sigmania » Mon May 03, 2021 11:17 am

Interesting comment about gluing the fretboard on.
'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: LS345

Post by Sigmania » Mon May 03, 2021 11:20 am

'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: LS345

Post by guitar hiro » Mon May 03, 2021 4:17 pm

Sigmania wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 11:11 am
Cool. Do you know what year the guitar I posted was made?

Serial number 1839355.

“Made in Japan” in black ink.

I would assume that is a 2018 example, going by the serial # but that's only my assumption; it seems to fit though.

Personally I would use brass tacks to fasten the fingerboard to the neck :lol:
'holier than thou cuntiness' was originally exported to the entire planet from the land of rocks and trees aka Cadada, and now the entire solar system is infected :lol:

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Re: LS345

Post by Sigmania » Mon May 03, 2021 9:44 pm

Lol
'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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