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MIK Love Rock models identified in this manner include ALS48 and ALS50Q.The Tokai Fender replicas have a production number serial number that contains no year information.Reborn models use only the first digit for the year, 800XXXX = 1978.There is a major exception to this in that some "Reborn Olds" (very rare) and "Love Rock" models have inked serial numbers on the reverse of the headstock (often referred to as "Inkies").Tokai began in 1947, as a harmonica and piano manufacturer.It developed its first melodica, the Pianica, in 1961.In 1983, Tokai introduced an aluminum-body guitar called the Talbo (Tokai Aluminum Body) which the band Devo played at one time.
Love Rocks use the first digit of the serial number for the year, 10XXXXX=1981 and starting in 1989 Love Rocks use the first two digits for the year, 89XXXXX=1989.
Most of the 1960's guitars were original models, but in the early 1970's, they got into making replicasof original Fenders and Gibson’s.
At first, they didn't have the hardware to make really good, exact replicas, but by 1974or so, they had the correct-style hardware to match their excellent craftsmanship, and they put out some killer replicas.
Tokai and Dyna Gakki produced the Fender Japan solid-body models from 1997 until the end of the Fender Japan joint-venture in 2015.
The original selling price in Japanese yen is often included in the model number—for example TLS-100 = 100,000 Japanese yen.