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scott 351 wins

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I saw that and by reading your description Scott, I knew immediately what guitar it was before clicking. In this ad: https://www.rinkya.com/en/auction-r228371083?dollar=part you can see the original listing on digimart, where it's at least 210,000 yen (maybe 270,000 - I can't quite tell with the second digit), so if you can score it for less than that, you're getting a pretty good deal I'd say.

Grrrr I want it but I don't want the customs fees associated with it!
I can't buy it........ made a promise no guitars for the entire 2018 year!! But I'm looking at one of those Yamaha THR10C amps though!!
 

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I can't buy it........ made a promise no guitars for the entire 2018 year!! But I'm looking at one of those Yamaha THR10C amps though!!
If it stays under 180,000 yen (which I doubt) I might stick in a sneaky bid, as I'll be able to afford the customs fees... just. It's why I'm reluctant to buy through a place like Rinkya, because along with the fees, they're not going to feel inclined to lie about the Customs value to get a sale like a small retailer would.
 

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...they're not going to feel inclined to lie about the Customs value to get a sale like a small retailer would.
Really? My last Rinkya purchase, just a few weeks ago, gave me the option of quoting my own chosen value for Customs purposes. (I didn't.)
 
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Not normally a fan of Orvilles or the early Epiphone Japans. They're great guitars, but not as good as what you can get elsewhere for the same price.

This ones priced at what you'd pay for a beat up one, and look at how beautiful it is! Part of me wants to snatch it up and put some nitro over it: https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop70/DS04397739/
 

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I think those are getting over priced these days.
Like you say! Had several old Tokai LS, the best sounding and playing was an LS60- over an LS80 and LS120. The LS60 had a solid plain top with some nice slight flaming, the LS120 had a flamed veeneer top. An LS120 is 2-3 times more than an LS60.. Hard to judge for only status symbol reasons, feb and nitro finish.
Someone please buy this https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j467824847
get it refinished maybe if you dont like the colour. It is a bargain these days. And I never saw a Tokai LS with a flamed neck!
 

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is it me or the flames of the neck stop before the end of the neck, like it would be a two piece neck ?
 

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The flames stop at the end towards the body- because it has a heel cap. I think it is an"inky serial number"
 

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Like you say! Had several old Tokai LS, the best sounding and playing was an LS60- over an LS80 and LS120. The LS60 had a solid plain top with some nice slight flaming, the LS120 had a flamed veeneer top. An LS120 is 2-3 times more than an LS60.. Hard to judge for only status symbol reasons, feb and nitro finish.
Someone please buy this https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j467824847
get it refinished maybe if you dont like the colour. It is a bargain these days. And I never saw a Tokai LS with a flamed neck!
I love the flamey neck, but correct me if I'm wrong: Aren't horizontally flamed necks prone to warping? I thought this was the reason nearly all necks are quartersawn, hence the straight, vertical grain.
 

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Quartersawn is the execption on guitar necks, because you can get much less necks out of the wood by cutting it this way. While it is true that quartersawn is more stable, it does not mean that flat sawn or rift sawn is not stable enough.
The most flamed necks are plain sawn, but you can get also a flamed neck when quartersawn.
http://www.hardwooddistributors.org/blog/postings/what-is-the-difference-between-quarter-sawn-rift-sawn-and-plain-sawn-lumber/
https://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/showthread.php?155135-Flatsawn-vs-Quartersawn
 
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Not that cheap. Bought many EG 500s for around 30.000 yen.
 

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I would rate an early EG59-45 a bit higher than an EG500- every Mint Collection has a long tenon and nicer inlays
 




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