Crews sold to a member hereAll those beauties have 1 piece body and neck, nitro finish (cashew in case of LS-200?), solid tops (except for the Burny)
1. Tokai LS-200 1985
Regarded as a holy grail of vintage mij guitars. It's hard to be sure about the spec of Tokai in mid 80s + this is a custom order model but I believe based on comparison with confirmed spec guitars I have/had that it's made of honduran mahogany and has braz board. Of course solid top and cashew or nitro finish (catalogues from 86-87 I've found say cashew).
Very good-good condition overall, frets aren't high and perfectly crowned but for someone who likes low frets (like me) are just fine, medium-slim C neck, 8.5lbs. SD 59 neck and vintage Gibson bridge PU (neck Gibson included), Tokai hardcase.
2. Crews KTR FM59J 2010
Good condition overall, some cosmetic issues. Medium D neck, just 8.1lbs without pickguard (not original pickguard included). Professionally refretted, Faber bridge, upgarded wiring, Lifton 1959 hardcase included.
3. Tokai LS-100 1981
Very good condition for it's age (except some weird marks on nitro). Medium C neck, 10lbs, vintage Dimarzio PAF pickups (not from 1 set), Tokai hardcase.
4. Burny FLG-90 1980
Good condition for it's age, Had a frets leveling few weeks ago. Medium-slim C neck, bit below 9.5lbs. Unmarked pickups both close to 8.4 kohm and sound great! Some vintage hardcase included.
5. History SH-L1 2004
Almost mint, stock condition. Slim-medium C neck, 9.4lbs, honduran mahogany, braz board, abalone inlays. Original case.
PendingI have an upper end MIJ Crews goldtop that I'm letting go. If you know me here, you know that I'm a huge fan of Crews, especially the top end models and have several that are keepers.
It's in pretty good shape, but as you can see from the pics, there is a little play wear here and there. I bought it earlier this year from Japan with the hope that, as a 1957 model, it would have a nice fat neck. While the neck isn't thin, it's a little smaller than the other Crews that I have. The weight and neck measurements are:
Neck Width - 1.69" at the nut, 2.08" at the 12th fret
Neck Depth - 0.89" at the nut, 0.98" at the 12th fret
I couldn't find much in the way of information about this model. What I can tell from the specs and markings is that Crews made a few prototype models of a 57 gold top. But I've never found any evidence that they produced an official run nor do I know what it originally sold for. That being said, it is spec'd almost identically to their Next 5D model (which I also have but is not for sale). 1 piece mahogany body, air dried mahogany neck, hard maple top, lacquer finish and K&T Gold Tone pickups. While I'm not 100% certain, I believe the body is chambered, it's just too light to be solid based on my experience with other Crews models.
I'm looking for $2,500 for this one. It comes in its original hard case.
Besides the quality of the guitar, the K&T pickups are a factor in the price. I'm not going to hype them, but they are far and away my favorite pickups and I'm fortunate to have a few different sets in my Crews guitars. I prefer them to the sets of DryZs that I've owned. If the K&Ts don't interest you, I can sell it without them for $1,900. I'm happy to keep them.
One thing to point out, for whatever reason, they used 500k mini pots and ceramic caps. I have no idea why they would put mini pots in a guitar of this caliber, maybe because it is a prototype. It doesn't bother me, but I wanted to point it out.
More pics are here - https://1drv.ms/u/s!AoLRRT1O_HxXgaVs7nYjpv2PVSklRw?e=Hzremn
That's a lot of guitar for that price, and as often as I see folks looking for MIJ with ebony boards I bet that'll get snapped up quick. GLWTS.I've got this History SH-LCV I need to let go of.
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Seymour duncan SH1 AND SH5. Tone pots are push-push coil taps No weight relief 9.9 ounces. Awesome ebony fretboard with mop inlays. Circle fretting system There are plenty of swirls and small scratches but the shiny finish makes them hard to photograph. This one is a player grade. Planet waves st...reverb.com