NGD - Another Japanese Les Paul

TADodgerTADodger Frets: 47
edited June 12 in Guitar
Picked this up from the always very pleasant guys at The Little Guitar Shop earlier today. It is a 1981 Tokay Early Love Rock Goldtop and seems to be in good overall condition and has a neck that fits my hands great.

Quick pic.

https://i.imgur.com/RHp7nlu.jpg
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  • sawyersawyer Frets: 154
    edited June 13
    Nice! Nickel pickup covers if it were mine.
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 163
    Lovely guitar! Agree about the covers!

    I keep my eye on Tokai stock at The Little Guitar Shop as they usually get some nice stuff in.
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  • TADodgerTADodger Frets: 47
    I'm still trying to dig into the details of these as originally built. This guitar is believed to be original and the few pictures that I can find show uncovered PU's for the period, but they seem to be allen key pole pieces rather than screws. It is an 'Inkie' so the SN is in ink rather than stamped in which is clearly not as robust as a stamp. 


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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 1555
    Nice :)  Happy NGD :)
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  • breakstuffbreakstuff Frets: 5486
    edited June 13

    Ooof,that is lovely.Like the cream pickups too.

    Congrats.
    In my life,why do I give valuable time to people who I'd much rather kick in the eye.
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  • TADodgerTADodger Frets: 47
    Thanks all. So far it’s a joy to look at and play, and great fun trying to find out about it (if with a certain amount of trepidation) :o
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  • EmielEmiel Frets: 16
    Is it a LS80? I have been looking for a Gold one for ages, they are rare as hens teeth!

    They are great guitars. Enjoy!

    .... shoot me a message if you’d ever like to sell it
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  • TADodgerTADodger Frets: 47
    @Emiel - This one is an LS60. One piece maple cap, two piece mahogany body and no fret nibs.

    This is a so called 'Inkie' i.e. it has a SN that is in black ink rather than stamped and I understand it there were only LS50s and 60s made as Inkies.
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