Tokai Love Rocks UALC60B MIC 2006 & Hard Case
This rather nice Tokai Les Paul Custom copy came in as a PX. I've only had Japanese built Tokais up until now so I was keen to have a good look at it to compare the quality. It's a well finished guitar with a dead straight neck that plays really nicely. This particular guitar has had the pickups upgraded to Kent Armstrong Sky pickups & also has a replacement Wilkinson roller bridge, Wilkinson enclosed "kidney" style tuners & a graphite nut. The guitar has a few minor nicks & scrapes but is in overall very good condition with very minimal fretwear. The pickguard has been removed at some point. I do have a generic replacement but it would need some modifying before fitting. The guitar is supplied with a used shaped hardcase.
There were a few tiny dents that I have repaired along with some scratching on the back. The 3 way switch wasn't working and has been replaced and the tone pot on the neck pickup was also defective & required replacement. The pickups are the same ones that are fitted to the Hohner Professional series and are powerful and bright sounding with a reading of 8.53K
This model sells new for around £450.00 on line but that is obviously not with a hard case so this is a very good price IMO
Here is some blurb from Tokai giving the spec etc on this guitar
TOKAI UALC60 LOVE ROCK CUSTOM BLACK
This traditional Series model has all the ingredients of a classic set neck electric. The Tokai Love Rock is based around the famous Gibson Les Paul Custom. It comes with a weighty mahogany body and maple top. Finished in gloss Black with chrome hardware and triple binding front and back. Set into the body is a maple neck. This has been fitted with a rosewood fretboard. The fretboard has block inlays and a 12 inch radius. A scale length of 24 3/4 gives it plenty of snap and feels great in the hands. Built in China, the overall quality of finish is high. This is the real deal. The Tokai ULC60 Custom is a lot of guitar for the money.
Two humbucker pickups and great sustain.
With two humbucker pickups fitted in the bridge and neck positions this is a powerful sounding instrument. The Tokai UALC60BB works well for rock, metal and even jazz. Les Paul was in fact a jazz guitarist and this was what it was originally designed for. It will more than handle a bit gain though.
PRODUCT CODE: UALC60BB
ORIENTATION: Right Handed
BODY: Mahogany Body
NECK: Maple Set In
FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12 inches
SCALE LENGTH: 24/34 inches
BRIDGE: LS-VBC Bridge, LS-VTC Tailpiece
PICKUPS: LSC-F Humbuckers x 2
CONTROLS: Volume x 2, Tone x 2, 3 Way Switch
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: China