Up for sale, a 1990 Tokai LC80T electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A very rare Japanese-made Tokai, this model was clearly inspired by the Floyd Rose-equipped LP-style guitars shredded with aplomb by Japanese guitarist Yasuyuki Saito of the speed metal band Reaction. This Tokai features a carved maple top, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fretboard, and stock Floyd Rose TRS-101 tremolo tailpiece. The stock "PAF-Vintage MK2" pickups offer a traditional set of humbucker tonalities, handling gain well with great dynamic range and excellent articulation. Measuring 8.2k ohms, the bridge pickup has a growly, biting sound which pairs well with the smoother and warmer sounding neck pickup which measures 7.8k ohms. Lightweight for an LP-style instrument at 9lbs 1oz, we've had this Tokai professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings and comfortable action.
The mahogany neck has a slender and fast-feeling ‘60s-style C shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders, measuring .810" deep at the 1st fret and .955" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay and stock Gibson-style vintage-spec fretwire with fret edge binding. The frets have their full factory height and good meat, showing only faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. Keeping pace with its Gibson forebearers, this Tokai has a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" wide locking nut. The headstock has multi-ply binding, split diamond inlay, and original gold tulip button tuners.
The electronics function as intended with the traditional LP control layout featuring Volume and Tone controls dedicated to each humbucker coupled to a three-way pickup selector toggle. The gold hardware shows uniform surface patina, and vintage-spec plastic parts include the amber switch tip and black speed knobs. The TRS-101 Floyd Rose Licensed vibrato comes complete with the original arm, actuating easily for deep divebombs or more subtle expressive work. The multi-ply body binding shows light ambering, and while still quite bright and very faithful to Gibson's Alpine White, the clear coat of the gloss shows just a hint of aging, evident via the large “BAD” sticker tan lines across the back. Cosmetic wear is limited to light marks and scuffs mostly relegated to the perimeter of the body. The neck profile sports the original gloss finish with a couple dings behind the 1st fret that aren’t distracting to the palm while fretting.
A gigbag is included.