Tokai LS 120 'LP Reborn' - 1980
This LS-120 has the very desirable early LP Reborn on the headstock (see pics). This was phased out early in 1980, so this is one of the last to have it. As an early 1980, it also has the model number stamped at the bottom of the fretboard which can be seen in one of the pictures below.
LS 120 is one of the higher grade models which in 1980 got you a flamed maple veneer top, one piece mahogany back, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, nitro lacquer finish and Dimarzio PAF pickups. The guitar appears to be very original, although the tuners were changed at one point as can be seen in the pics of the back of the headstock. Output jack has been replaced recently, the original is included with the guitar.
Condition wise, the guitar has nicks and scratches but overall is really nice. Please see pics, including detail shot of the back which has some gouges. Frets are in good shape overall, with some minor grooves, but plays great with no buzzing anywhere on the neck. I polished the frets, but did not feel it needed a level and crown or would have done so. Included is a very nice original Tokai case, likely original to this guitar, as seen in the pics below.
This is a rare, desirable and highly collectible Tokai, that plays great and looks fantastic. Everything you expect in a high end vintage Tokai.
Priced at USD $2,800
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