Whitstable Guitars

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

2007 Tokai Japan LS-80 Les Paul Standard in Honey Burst with Tokai fitted Hard Case


Solid Mahogany body with carved Maple cap

Tokai Japan have always made superb guitars. I used to regularly import the LS range from Japan but due to the Rosewood fretboards, I am currently unable to do this. This particular guitar was not imported by me but was sourced here in the UK. It's a really good example with only a few tiny cosmetic issues and it is supplied with a top quality Tokai hard case. The neck, frets & playability of this guitar are all really good.

The Honey burst finish is one of my favourites and the guitar looks so nice! Regarding any faults, here they are. The pickup surrounds had been glued when it came in (see pics) it's not uncommon on Les Paul style guitars for the plastic surrounds to crack due to shrinkage. I tried to replace them but the screwholes were all wrong on the replacements & I didn't want to start drilling additional holes so I have left them as it barely notices. I did, however, replace the screws as they were non matching when it came in. There is one small blemish near the pickguard which has been repaired (see pic) but other than that it's in great condition. The stock pickups on the LS range are very highly rated and the guitar really sounds great. For me, they are a better made & better playing  guitar than a lot of the G*bsons in a similar price bracket. 

Hard Case

This guitar will be shipped in its original hard case. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

Tokai LS-80 Specifications

Name: LS-80

Years: 2007

Made in: Japan

Finish: Honey Burst

Body type: Solid body

Body material: Mahogany

Neck joint: Set-in with smooth heel

Bridge: Tokai Tune-o-Matic

Hardware colour: Chrome

Neck material: 1-piece mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Inlays: Pearloid Block

Frets: 22 / medium

Nut: Bone

Machine heads: Tokai

PU Config: HH

Bridge PU:Tokai LP-F-R

Neck PU: LP-F-F

Controls: 2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle 

Weight 4.191kg ( 9.23lb)

Tokai fitted hard case

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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