Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2016 Tokai Japan LS-128F Cherry Sunburst & new Hard Case



Another fabulous guitar from Tokai Japan! This LS-128F is in a stunning Cherry Sunburst. For anyone who may not be aware, I believe the "LS" stands for "Les Paul Standard" & the number afterwards relates to the finish quality, with the Japanese models going up from LS-62 right up to LS-200. The LS-128F is one of the higher end models .All in all, a fabulous guitar that will be hard to let go :)

This Tokai LS128F is finished with a beautiful flame top. Built to the highest of Japanese standards, the guitar has everything you’d want from a vintage Les Paul. Tokai have been making these guitars for over forty years, a fact attested to by both the minute attention to detail and high component quality. They don’t come around very often either.

When this guitar came in it had two areas of damage where it had obviously taken a knock. These were on the bottom edges and not noticeable from the front. Both of these areas have had a repair which is not perfect but a drastic improvement. Please check out the gallery where you can see "before & after" pictures. There is also a small chip to the headstock. Also there is some tarnishing to the pickup covers which I have also photographed. These cosmetic repairs & the chrome tarnishing mean that the price has been reduced accordingly and it is at least £100 cheaper than it would have been.  The guitar is, like all my guitars, supplied with a hard case, this one being a new fitted Les Paul shaped case from Thomann.

TOKAI Japan LS-128F  

The Tokai LS-128F combines features from classic Les Paul guitars, for an unmistakable look and a very affordable price point for the level of quality and Japanese craftsmanship. Vintage correct appointments abound, from the top hat bell knobs with pointers, to the PAF-Vintage MK2 pickups. In terms of playing feel, the 50's/60's neck profile is supremely comfortable, while the  Maple flame top looks fabulous


BODY: Canadian Maple Two Pieces Top
African Mahogany Two Pieces Back
NECK:  African Mahogany One Piece Set-Neck
NECK Profile: Asymmetry U shape / 22F / R300
Scale: 625.00mm
FRETS: Sanko SBB-213 (Medium Jumbo Size) Made in Japan
Fret Over Binding
NUT: Cow Bone (Width:43.0mm)
FINGERBOARD: Indian Rosewood
MACHINE HEADS: [Tokai Original] Kluson Style
BRIDGE: [Tokai Original] LS-VB Bridge, LS-VT Tailpiece
PICKUPS: PAF-Vintage MK2S x 2
*Magnet:Alnico 5
CONTROLS: 2V, 2T, 3way-SW
JACK: Switchcraft
FINISH: Urethane Finish

Weight: 4.26kg
Made in Japan

CASE Brand new Thomann fitted hard case

All in all it's an excellent guitar from Tokai Japan that's hard to find here in the UK

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case is a nice new fitted one from Thomann in Germany. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

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