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2015 Tokai Love Rock LS-136F Electric Guitar Light Burst Flame Top Japan, MK2-S PAF Pickups


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Up for sale, a 2015 Tokai Love Rock model LS136F electric guitar in exceptional, 100% condition and in perfect working order. Crafted in Japan, this modern flame top iteration of the LP Standard platform features a gloss Light Burst finish with the traditional tonewood combination of a carved maple cap and solid mahogany body. The rich warmth of mahogany and snappy articulation of maple translate well through the stock pair of PAF-style MK2-S humbuckers, with a range of defined, clear tonalities that have ample muscle. This Love Rock weighs 8lbs 15oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, accurate intonation, and 10-46 strings.

The one-piece mahogany neck has what Tokai describes as a "Hybrid 50s/60s Medium" C-shaped profile carve offering ideal chunk and roundness, measuring .910” deep at the 1st fret and .980” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearl trapezoid inlay and stock frets that are just shy of medium jumbo. The frets have their full factory height with faint wear under the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-3, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays well in all registers up the straight neck with a 12” fretboard radius and a responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is a full 24 3/4", and the hand-carved bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The open book headstock shape, Kluson-style tuners, gold script text and pearloid logo inlay all echo the original Gibson aesthetic.

All of the electronics work as intended, with the classic Les Paul/Love Rock control layout and individual Volume and Tone knobs for each humbucker. The nickel hardware is notably clean with just a touch of patina, and plastics include a quartet of amber bell knobs. The bookmatched flame maple top has a glossy Light Burst finish framed by cream binding, and tight, straight tiger maple figuring extends evenly across the top. Cosmetic wear is limited to light finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss mostly relegated to the back of the body. The neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.

The original padded Tokai gigbag is included.