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Tokai Original Vintage 1978 Japanese 'Reborn Les Paul 'w/ OHSC and Docs!

Tokai Original Vintage 1978 Japanese 'Reborn Les Paul 'w/ OHSC and Docs!


Here we have a beautiful vintage 1978 (1st year) Japanese Tokai LS-60 'Reborn' Les Paul Standard. Vintage Tokais (’78-’85) are our absolute favourite lawsuit style Japanese Les Pauls and this rare 'Reborn' is a stunner. Original 1st year 1978 Tokai 'Reborns' do not turn up much, and they are close to impossible to find fully complete in this kind of condition. It is non chambered with a three piece top, mahogany back, solid '59 profile neck carve and Indian rosewood fingerboard. Weight is great at 4.5kg. Beautifully balanced with a smooth forgiving action. Neck is straight, plenty of life in the frets and truss rod working fine. Being a Reborn it still has the model number '60' stamped on the last fret. The 'Reborn' was the first in the LS series built before the 'Love Rock', with the transitional ‘Reborn Old’ briefly sandwiched in between. When these original Reborns do turn up it is almost always trashed. The Japanese kids mostly wanted Gibsons at the time and therefore the Tokais and other Japanese-built clones got used and abused. This one is super clean. There is some light play-wear all over, but nothing big or harsh. No buckle wear etc. It comes with its green-lined & plated Tokai plated hardcase. It also has its original Tokai booklet from 1978, including the guitars serial etc printed on in. Great provenance for investment purpose. Don't miss this one, we don’t find them often. In our opinion the LS Reborns are the absolute best bang for buck vintage Japanese Les Pauls to get you in the same ballpark as the vintage Gibsons, and as such are a great investment, especially in this condition.


Buy with confidence, Gas Station Guitars is a limited UK company and we offer a no question 14-day refund policy on all our guitars. We ship worldwide (see below for list of countries). At Gas Station Guitars we carefully hand-select all our guitars, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’s gonna be pretty special. All pictures you see above are of the actual guitar, and all guitars have been fully checked and are with us in hand, so it’s straight from us to you! Our packaging is very tough and designed to protect equally guitars with hardcases and softcases. This guitar is NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange and we cannot do holds or lay aways. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada and of course the UK. **Please note we can no longer ship to Australia.**

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