Up for sale, a 2022 Tokai Love Rock model LS136F in like-new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original padded gigbag and hangtags. Crafted in Japan, this Love Rock features a two-piece African mahogany body and carved maple cap with a deeply figured bookmatched AAAA Canadian maple veneer. The gloss "Violin Finish" highlights the prominent curly figuring extending across every inch of the top, and the guitar has a defined, powerful acoustic voice, offering both treble cut and fundamental warmth.
The MK2-S PAF Alnico V magnet humbuckers have a wide range of tonalities with ample muscle. Despite their "PAF" name, these humbuckers are akin to the higher gain pickup pairings of many of Gibson's modern LP Standards, and the bridge pickup meters at a whopping 14k ohms, while the neck pickup reads at 9k. Each position on the three-way switch is distinct, with a rich, roaring quality at the bridge, and a bold, smooth neck pickup. This Love Rock weighs 9lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, accurate intonation and 10-46 strings.
-Wood: Mahogany, one-piece
-Shape: "Asymmetrical U-shape," akin to a '50s-style C with shoulder favoring the bass side, measuring .890” 1st fret, .990” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Indian rosewood, 12” radius, trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16” (43mm), bone
-Serialization: Stamped on peghead, 22-prefix dates to 2022
-Wood: Maple, AAAA Canadian flame veneer, two-piece African mahogany
-Pickups: PAF Vintage MK2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: HLS-VB Tune-o-Matic bridge, LS-VT stopbar
-Plastics: Amber bonnet knobs, one-ply pickguard, cream switch surround/pickup rings
The gloss Violin Finish reads as Heritage Cherry Sunburst, highlighting the wall-to-wall flame figuring in the AAAA flame maple top. This guitar is ostensibly brand new, with nary a scratch on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is similarly immaculate. The pickguard and rear control cavity covers retain their protective factory film, a testament to the limited use this guitar has seen since new.
The original Tokai-branded padded gigbag and hangtags are included.