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    1978 Tokai LS-60 price check?

    Hi Eigen, I'm not sure if eBay Germany has an advanced search filter that displays recently sold items ? ... but that's what I would rely on. A few vendors list for crazy prices hoping an impatient buyer will push the buy button. One thing to check for on 1978 models, is whether the guitar has...
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    1983 Tokai LS80 refret?

    :cheers2: Sorry to hear about your mishap Otto ... and hoping you eventually get back to where you were.
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    Well crap, I accidentally bought a Tokai

    Chinese models have a serial number on the back of the headstock, while Korean models generally will not have serial #'s unless they are fakes. Known exeptions to the above are unauthorized Korean made guitars destined for Canada with serial #'s printed clear cello tape and 2000-2001 limited...
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    1983 Tokai LS80 refret?

    Hi Otto, It's been awhile since we've spoken. How are things with you ? Brass saddles do suggest an LS-80. Was the neck refretted at some point ? Finishes on 1985 models might have changed from what they were in 1983, but in the absence of grain marks on the back of the neck + headstock, no...
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    1983 Tokai LS80 refret?

    There are definitely nibs artifacts on yours, so i would say an LS-80 I've owned three 1983 LS 80's, all with nibs and all with lacquer finishes that were applied super thin on backs without use of any pore filler, so you can clearly see every mahogany grain depression in the back and seams if...
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    The Other Single-Cuts Classifieds (read the rules before posting)

    Humbucker pickup sale update => Pair of Greco Double Tricks, both 7.25 k ohm, Alnico 5, gold finish partially removed from 1 cover $200 pr or $100 ea I can swap gold pole pieces for silver ones of the same brand ... if required Pair of Dry 82's --- SOLD 1x Maxon Dry Z ---- SOLD...
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    Help me date / identify a Tokai Love Rock LP

    Authorized Korean Models didn't have serial #'s. 2007 + 2009 where the only years certain Chinese models used a 7 digit serial # format, which is why I initially thought these might be made in Japan, but it turns out they are outside serial number ranges of Japan models from those two years...
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    MIJ__"Buy It Now"__deal of the day

    Cheers Wulfman, I suspect that it might be the original listing that was either never deleted, or perhaps relisted in error ? Not much time spent here of late, as I don't play much anymore. Focused on other things, mainly tennis. Still in the process of completing a few LP builds during bad...
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    MIJ__"Buy It Now"__deal of the day

    Hey guys, It may have been an honest mix-up .. or not .. hope the seller is an honest guy. Pics in that listing were of a CS LS-80 I purchased several years ago, so buyer beware. I made sure and checked that the guitar wasn't a close relative. Pics are identical to original listing a few...
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    The Other Single-Cuts Classifieds (read the rules before posting)

    Humbucker pickup sale update => Pair of Greco Double Tricks, both 7.25 k ohm, Alnico 5, gold finish removed from 1 cover + pole pieces $240 pr or $120 ea I can swap gold pole pieces for silver ... as required Pair of Greco Dry 82's 7.25 k ohm, Alnico 3, $320 pr - this pickup pair is...
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    The Other Single-Cuts Classifieds (read the rules before posting)

    Hi guys, Long time since I've posted here .. It's time to reduce my humbucker cache :thumb: 2x Maxon Double Trick both 7.25 k ohm Alnico 5 gold finish removed from 1 cover + pole pieces $240 pr or $120 ea 2x Maxon Dry 82 7.25 k ohm Alnico 3 $320 1x Maxon Dry Z 7.56...
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    Need help dating a Navigator N-LP 380

    I'm using the following post to date N-LP + LPS models until something better comes along ... I can appreciate that opinions on portions of the post may vary. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/other-single-cuts/167868-_mij__faq_-_links-4.html#post7081869 If you do find inconsistencies or...
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    Need help dating a Navigator N-LP 380

    #1 2005 OR 2002 as a best guess ? ... odd serial # format .. special order ? #2 1998 ... odd that it doesn't have a Limited model waterslide :hmm: .............. possibly not used on every N-LP until a few years later ? #3 1995 #4 1995 #5 1992 #6 1995 #7 2000 #8 1999 #9 2001 I checked about...
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    Greco Pickups

    I know Fatboy makes replica guitar parts, but I think it's really unfortunate they went to such great lengths to make their super dry's look exactly like dry Z's externally, including 1980's Maxon date codes and Z stamp. These Fatboy pickups are probably going to end up in a fair number of...
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    _MIJ__FAQ_+_Links

    Since ESP serial # formats changed from decade to decade and don't follow other manufacturer numbering formats, I thought I would include them here ESP Navigator serial # formats : 1976 -1989 Navigator Depending on the manufacturer, some examples had the model number stamped on back of the...
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    The Definitive Guide to ESP Navigator History Post Mid 1990s

    It's going to be pretty difficult arriving at ironclad facts about Navi models and specs without the benefit of Japan domestic Navigator catalogs that spell everything out for those years. There were isolated examples of "limited model" script headstocks as early as 1999. I think finding out...

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