Whitstable Guitars

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

2018 Tokai LS-136F See-Thru Dark Red & new Hard Case



Every so often a guitar comes along that really stands out. Tokai's LS-136F does just that. This is the second that I have imported from Japan & it's every bit as good as the first. Probably just about the best sub £1500 Les Paul out there in my opinion. These guitars are available in the UK if you can get one but they retail at £1200.00 - £1500.00 That price includes a Tokai hard case which aren't supplied in Japan but this guitar was made in 2018 but looks to have barely been played. I couldn't find a mark on it other than some light playing marks

This Tokai LS136F BS is finished in See-thru dark red with a flamed Maple top. Built to the highest of Japanese standards, the guitar has everything you’d want from a vintage Les Paul. Tokai has 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 


Love-Rock in See-thru red with flamed Maple top

The Tokai LS136F 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 flame maple top looks simply sublime.


BRAND: Tokai


SERIES: Vintage

INSTRUMENT: Electric Guitar


COLOUR: See-thru Red



BODY: Two Piece Mahogany with Book-Matched Flamed Maple Veneer on Maple Cap

NECK: One Piece Mahogany Set Neck

NECK STYLE: Hybrid 50's/60's Medium


FINISH: Thin-Skin Polyurethane

MACHINE HEADS: Gotoh Kluson Style

BRIDGE: LS-VB Bridge with LS-VT Tailpiece

PICKUPS: PAF MK2×2 (Made In Japan)

ELECTRONICS: Gotoh and Switchcraft

WIRING: Modern Style


NUT: Bone 43mm


LENGTH: 1004mm

DEPTH: 59mm


WAIST: 184mm


COUNTRY: Made in Japan

Weight 4.01kg

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.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the PayPal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping