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Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:39 am
by KNNZ
I think there was a Show us your quilt thread...

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:40 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
KNNZ wrote:I think there was a Show us your quilt thread...

:-)

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:21 pm
by el byrdo
I'm sorted for gibsonesque guitars but that is tasty AF. Gotta love japan. just needs a bigsby and I'd be all over it.

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:47 pm
by mrmofo
looks like a pillow

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:42 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I’ll post my thoughts on it soon, spent some quality time with it this afternoon along with the Strymon Volante. In a nutshell it’s harmonically rich and has great sustain; may be something to do with the nitro finish(?) but it’s also acoustically extremely resonant. Neck is a little less chunky than the ‘14 Gibson LP Trad but not by much. Fun times

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:09 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Quick couple of photos taken in low light - I'll take a few more when the sun's out :thumbup:

Thanks muchly to Danny aka codedog for the reflector knobs, will drop the other lot back to you next week. Took these photos this afternoon, first one was taken just as the sun was moving round

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I have always liked to give my guitars a name, finally settled on Katsai for this one

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Reason being is there's a marking up by the neck that kinda looks a bit like a cats eye, and when you move the guitar in the light the 'eye' moves :clap:

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:33 pm
by OhFuxk
you make me missed my Japanese Tokai which i sold to Chch last year, i knew i will regret it....

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:41 pm
by Zaulkin
Oh mannnn.

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:48 pm
by GrantB
Nice quame!

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:56 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
OhFuxk wrote:you make me missed my Japanese Tokai which i sold to Chch last year, i knew i will regret it....

Buy another one ;-)

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
A couple more geek-tweaks including a new trussrod cover...

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I gave the pickup selector knob a bit of a sanding to take the gloss of it. Did the same to the poker chip and took the gold lettering back a touch

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Happy with everything else, to me it looks the part with the genuine old Gibson nickel covers and the aged bridge, tailpiece and studs. Surprised that in the space of only a month or so the area between the pickups is already starting to show minor signs of play wear :wtf:

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Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:19 am
by NippleWrestler
I thought you were selling it? Did the mojo overcome you?

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 am
by robthemac
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Surprised that in the space of only a month or so the area between the pickups is already starting to show minor signs of play wear]


I love the look of genuine play wear on LPs. Deliberate relicing usually looks rubbish, but the real thing just adds so much for me.

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
NippleWrestler wrote:I thought you were selling it? Did the mojo overcome you?

Holding onto it, for now at least. Would have had to sell this, my Strymon Volante and my Boss MD-500 just to chase one guitar which likely wouldn't have sounded any better than this one. Kinda stupid really huh

Re: NGD • Tokai LS135Q

PostPosted:Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:25 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
robthemac wrote:I love the look of genuine play wear on LPs. Deliberate relicing usually looks rubbish, but the real thing just adds so much for me.

It's probably happening faster because I play with a 50c coin instead of a pick. Same kind of indent marks are on the LP you got from me, just that your one has a gloss finish versus the fairly thin nitro that's on this one