Found a Tokai loverock can anyone help me find out if it Jap or chinese?

ren2008

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they sell for 300$USD... make sure you don't pay over 400$USD if you ever decide to buy it.
 

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Easiest way I know is the number of screws on the truss rod cover - 2 screws = Japanese, 3 screws = Korean/Chinese.
Alot of people make this mistake, probably because it gets repeated on the internet so many times. Some of the early 90's korean love rocks had the 2 screw covers. I had one for awhile.
 

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Alot of people make this mistake, probably because it gets repeated on the internet so many times. Some of the early 90's korean love rocks had the 2 screw covers. I had one for awhile.
i'll bear that in mind - cheers
 

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Hello guys

Maybe someone could be kind and help me too. I just saved a beat up old Tokai Love Rock from a Cash Converter and would like to know when and where it was made. I have spent the whole night cleaning it and I still need to fix one of the pots, it was in a terrible state. Do you guys think there is any chance that mine could be made in Japan or is it a cheap Korea / China? How old is it, could it be from 1991 if the serial number is 9103093? Which model is it? The only numbers I can see inside is 9 - 83, -55, What does that mean? Thanks for all the help guys.









 

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Yes that's a Japanese Tokai from 1991, a LS-55.
 

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That's what I figured, cost ¥55,000 in 1991. A slight price increase of ¥5,000 over the 1980's price.

What does the 83 mean though, curious.
 

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Japanese = Respectful euphemism
Jap = WWII derogatory offensive term ;)
 

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Yeah what about em?
My wife has a killer set of those...she can cut glass with em
 

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I have just managed to refret my Tokai Love Rock LS-55 from 1991. It was a lot of hard work because of the edge binding but I'm very pleased with the result. You can read about it here: How to



 

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Japanese = Respectful euphemism
Jap = WWII derogatory offensive term ;)
Granted, bit I thought we’d manage to get through the thread without this raising its head again. Surely if the OP had any racist or other offensive intent he would have used a 'derogatory’ term for Chinese as well. Offence is starting to be seen where there is none :dunno:.
 

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Granted, bit I thought we’d manage to get through the thread without this raising its head again. Surely if the OP had any racist or other offensive intent he would have used a 'derogatory’ term for Chinese as well. Offence is starting to be seen where there is none :dunno:.
Yea, I see what you're saying, but racist language is just that.

It's racist whether it was meant as such or not. Ignorance is no defence - try harder (to understand) next time!
 

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Yea, I see what you're saying, but racist language is just that.

It's racist whether it was meant as such or not. Ignorance is no defence - try harder (to understand) next time!
Finishing your sentence with an exclamation mark does not make your post any less condescending or arrogant.
 




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