Up for sale, a circa 2000 Tokai Love Rock electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. The Love Rock is Tokai's enduringly popular spin on the Les Paul Standard platform, and this particular iteration was made in Korea.
This Tokai boasts a traditional tonewood complement with a AAAA bookmatched flame maple veneer over a solid maple cap, paired with a mahogany body for the ideal balance of rich warmth and articulate cut. A mahogany neck with a long tenon joint and bound rosewood fingerboard round out the essential woods, and via the stock set of humbuckers this Tokai has a traditional array of LP tonalities from biting growl to thick bark. This Love Rock is notably lightweight at 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, accurate intonation, and 10-46 strings.
The mahogany neck has a modestly slender C carve yet with nicely rounded shoulders and a bit more heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .925” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearl trapezoid inlay and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have good meat and crown with virtually no wear, and the guitar plays well up the straight neck with a responsive truss rod. The scale length is a full 24 3/4", and the 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 Les Paul Standard.
All of the electronics work as they should, the chrome hardware is positively gleaming, and the original plastics are all intact. There is some splitting of the plastic on the underside of the Tone knobs adjacent to the pot shafts, yet they still turn smoothly and function as intended. The finish is closest in Gibson's Burst pantheon to a Light Burst, with incredibly tight and consistent bookmatched flame across the maple top, with a chevron effect as the flame Vs away from the center seam. Cosmetic wear includes scuffing in the gloss on the back on the lower bout, and some light finish scratches central to the waist. Wear is otherwise limited to a few shallow nicks on the neck profile and lower bout body edge.
A gigbag is included.