My Fakai. Lawsuit copy of originally a lawsuit guitar. Haha. It's a 2004 Korean made Tokai Love Rock. I'm not sure the full story, but someone in Canada ordered them to sell in the Canadian market. This was done without Tokai Japan's consent and was stopped shortly after. This was my first guitar and I never found any of this out until much later.
This thing is a monster, the body and set neck are both solid maple, and the body looks to be quartersawn. The cap on it looks to be like mahogany. (totally reversed from a regular Les Paul) This thing is also swimming in finish and weighs at least a good 15 pounds. People may joke about using a Tele as a weapon, but I never thought for a second if my Tele collided with this thing it would stand a chance. Note this is not normal for a Fakai, as all the others I have encountered are (I believe) alder or mahogany bodied.
I have done some mods to it and had a few more planned to do but now I have all but given up on the guitar. It's much to heavy to use comfortably for any real period, and the tone is kind of weak. It's almost dead acoustically. Sustains like nothing else I've ever heard, but doesn't have a rich tone.
Stock tuners (Gibson style) were changed to Grovers (required headstock ream)
Pickups were changed to Dimarzio 36th Anniv. PAF (neck) and Super Distortion. (Bridge)
Bridge/tailpiece changed to locking tonepros.
I also picked up some CTS Pots, Switchcraft jack and switch, and orange drop caps but never installed any of this.
These are spottable by the one screw truss rod cover and the text on the back of the headstock. They always say "Make in Korea." Yes, make.