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Tokai Ls 100 Golden Era 1980 Old Sunburst

Used – Very Good
$2,399
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North Hampton, NH, United States
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Extremely rare Tokai "Golden Era Re-Issue" LS-100 , a high-end model made after production ended on Tokai's "Reborn Old" series in 1980 but before the company settled on the "Love Rock" name to market its Les Paul-type guitars. While it has identical features to the 1980 Tokai Reborn Old LS-100, its headstock abandons Gibson's trademarked "open book" shape in favor of an unbroken curve. Whether this interim model resulted from an actual threat of legal action for trademark infringement or an abundance of caution on Tokai's part, this guitar is a ridiculously rare example of a little-known transitional period in the company's history.

You'll find next to nothing about these "Golden Era Re-Issue" guitars on the internet, I have seen a mention of one other on a forum and no further pictures of any others.

THis example same features as the 1980 Tokai Reborn Old LS-100 including lacquer finish, double-ring tuners, bound fret edges, DiMarzio vintage pickups, bone nut and one-piece mahogany back.
There is some worming on the back as can be expected but otherwidse the guitar is exeptionally clean for its age.

This extremely rare Tokai is in exceptionally fine condition. It weighs 8 lbs 12 oz (4 kg) and comes with its original Tokai "burl" leatherette-covered hard shell case which as you can see, is peeling but the case works fine.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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