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2011 Tokai Love Rock LS160 Standard Plain Top Burst Lacquer w/ Gibson Burstbucker PAFs, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2011 Tokai Love Rock model LS160 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, 100% original save for an upgraded pair of Gibson Burstbucker PAF pickups. This modern Tokai iteration of the Love Rock platform faithfully captures the finer points of a vintage ‘50s Les Paul with a chunky mahogany neck (long tenon joint), two-piece carved maple top on a a mahogany body, and a bound rosewood fretboard, CTS pots and Sprague Orange Drop caps.

Lightweight at 8lbs 15oz, this LS160 has a resonant, authoritative acoustic response with great midrange warmth and sonic heft faithfully captured by the upgraded pair of Gibson Burstbucker humbuckers. The Burstbuckler 1 & 2 pickups feature traditional Alnico II magnet construction, delivering an array of classic PAF-style tonalities, with and harmonically-rich bridge pickup that has a sweet growl, and a fat neck pickup that retains ideal clarity and woody cut. This LS160 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: ‘50s-style chunky C, measuring .880” 1st fret, 1.005” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, 12” radius, pearloid trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Original, medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gotoh, Kluson-style
-Serialization: Stamped on peghead, 11-prefix serial dates to 2011

Body Specs:

-Pickups: Upgraded Gibson Burstbucker 1 & 2
-Harness: CTS pots date to 20th week of 2011, Sprague Orange Drop tone caps
-Hardware: No-wire ABR-1-style bridge with brass saddles, aluminum stopbar
-Plastics: Amber bonnet knobs, amber switch tip, one-ply pickguard, cream switch surround/pickup rings

The gloss Sunburst (catalog: Violin Finish) finish has a relaxed, subtle burst gradient toeing the line between Cherry Sunburst and Ice Tea. Cosmetic wear is limited to very faint buckle rash on the back at the lower bout, and just a scant few faint marks in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Tokai-branded padded gigbag is included.