NGD: Tokai LS100

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  1. JDZ

    JDZ Senior Member

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    Been lurking, learning and doing a bit of buying.
    Very impressed with the knowledge here.

    Just received this '82 Tokai LS100 yesterday and wanted to share.
    Came with original hardshell case, really happy with this one, pleasure to play :acoustic:

    Looks like everything is original, but the pickup selector knob didn't survive the journey.
    Anyone know the thread on these?

    Struggled with pics.

    John

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  2. bluesriffdev

    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    Beautiful git! How do the DiMarzios sound? My new Greco EG-59-850 from the same year just arrived today too, it'd be interesting to see how they compare.
     
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    villager Senior Member

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    very nice ..looks like a solid top too!!
     
  4. Thomas/Sweden

    Thomas/Sweden Senior Member

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    Agree with Mark and that is a very nice top, arousing!
     
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  5. orys

    orys Senior Member

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    Nice one!
    I want an early 80s high end Tokai too. I need it badly!
    I have a 78 Stratocaster to trade.
     
  6. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Nice Axe!!
     
  7. JDZ

    JDZ Senior Member

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    Yes! :thumb: Wasn't certain until it arrived.
     
  8. JDZ

    JDZ Senior Member

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    Thanks! I'm finding it has that affect on me as well...
     
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    So far I am liking the Dimarzio PAF's alot.
    Congrats on your new Greco, enjoy!
     
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    VERY NICE INDEED.
     
  11. J-Dizzle

    J-Dizzle Senior Member

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    Nice!

    Well done.
     
  12. bluesriffdev

    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    I've got to say, looking at it again, that thing is in amazing condition for a 1982. I reckon whoever owned my Greco was a smoker; I get that this guitar is 35 years old, but MAN the binding has gotten yellow.
     
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    "Looks like everything is original, but the pickup selector knob didn't survive the journey.
    Anyone know the thread on these?"


    If the switch is original it should be 4mm.
     
  14. JDZ

    JDZ Senior Member

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    :yesway: Thx
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Couldn't you take a razor blade and lightly scrap it, removing some of the yellowed binding?
     
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    jimmyjames Senior Member

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    Green nylon scourer pad corner, maybe a little cut compound
     
  17. bluesriffdev

    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    I could but I'd have to re-coat it with lacquer, making the coats uneven, requiring buffing. I may as well just pay the extra and get it entirely resprayed at that point. I don't mind it, I think there's beauty in both glossy guitars and beaten up ones. This one's in great condition aside from the yellowing, and I think without the yellowed binding it wouldn't look right.
     
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    JohnnyN Old school Premium Member

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    Great beauty in mint condition :) Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats on your LS-100..... you’ll be back for more.
     
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    HNTokyoGD :dude:
     

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