Tokai began making banjos and harpsichords in 1973 and the electric piano in 1975. It made its first electric guitar in 1968 with the Humming Bird, a guitar loosely based on the Mosrite Mark I and II.This was followed in 1970 with the Humming Bird Custom acoustic guitar (not to be confused with the Hummingbird guitar model produced by Gibson). I know it is made in Japan, but it is LS XX and those XX i'd like to know. : Does anyone know what type of Les Paul (Love Rock) Tokai guitar that I own!I found out this information on the following web-site I am curious to find out the origin of my Tokai...For aficionados of copy guitars – replicas of mostly American classics that give U. manufacturers apoplectic fits – perhaps no company is more respected than Tokai, whose 1970s and early-’80s Love Rock and Breezy Sound models are among the most desirable of that breed and command relatively big bucks in the collector market.But in an irony that periodically surfaces in guitar history, while Tokai doesn’t eschew its copy days, the company’s flagship guitar line is its high-tech Talbo guitars, with modern alternative materials wrapped in an almost timeless modern package. Anyway, in May, 1965, Tokai began producing acoustic guitars.
So I'll guess it's hard to figure out more about this guitar. What I'm guessing is that they should have made those before 1970 when they started to make their Acoustic Hummingbirds.
From 1970 to 1973, Tokai produced Conn acoustic guitars under contract with C. Conn (History of Conn Guitars and Conn Acoustic Guitars).
In 1972, Tokai entered into a joint-venture with C. Martin & Company to supply acoustic guitar parts and also to build Martin's Sigma electric guitar line. Between 19, Tokai began making various Fender and Gibson replica electric guitars and basses.
is 0306554 (03 being the year) But boy what a fantastic guitar it is!
I am sure that it is a Japanese model as the Serial No.