Tokai Original Vintage 1979 Japanese 'Reborn' Les Paul Goldtop w/ OHSC

Tokai Original Vintage 1979 Japanese 'Reborn' Les Paul Goldtop w/ OHSC

£1,995.00Price

Here we have a beautiful vintage 1979 Japanese Tokai LS-50 'Reborn' Les Paul Goldtop (darkback) Standard. Vintage Tokai (’78-’85) are our absolute favourite lawsuit style Japanese single-cuts and this rare 'Reborn' is a stunner. Original Tokai 'Reborns' do not turn up much, and there are very few Goldtop Reborns, they are close to impossible to find . It is non chambered with a three piece top, mahogany dark back, solid '59 profile neck carve and Indian rosewood fingerboard. Weight is great at 4.5. Beautifully balanced with a smooth forgiving action. Neck straight, plenty of life in the frets and truss rod working fine. Being a Reborn it still has the model number '50' 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. This one is in lovely condition; one of the very best examples of a Reborn we've had through the doors. And it's the only Reborn Goldtop we gave ever sold. The Japanese kids mostly wanted Gibsons at the time and therefore the Tokais and other Japanese-built clones got used and abused; which is how they usually turn up. This one looks like it has spent most of its life locked up in its case. There is some light play-wear all over, but nothing big or harsh. No harsh buckle wear etc, no headstock chips etc.  It comes with its pink-lined & plated Tokai plated Lifton style HSC, which is in fine working condition. It has a little edge peel as is virtually always the case with these vintage Tokai Liftons. This really is one of the best examples of a Goldtop Reborn left out there. Don't miss it. In our opinion the LS-50s are the absolute best bang for buck vintage Japanese Les Pauls, and as such are a great investment, especially in this condition.

 

We carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, 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’d gonna be pretty special.  All pictures are of actual guitar, we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.