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by knight_yyz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1984 Tokai SS-38 closet queen
Replies: 3
Views: 831

NGD 1984 Tokai SS-38 closet queen

Scored this on Yahoo Japan a few weeks ago. It was the filthiest guitar I have ever seen. Took it all apart and gave it a good wipedown with Barkeeper's Friend and then Naptha. I thought is was all original but after getting home I noticed the pickguard is not black but mirror. Checkout the frets, a...
by knight_yyz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

Where is the evidence? The only way to prove you are correct would be to buy a Tokai model ask for upgrades and wait to see what sticker they put on the neck when it shows up! Making a statement does not make it fact. Tokai says they don;t change the sticker. You say they do. Why should I believe yo...
by knight_yyz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

I'm not hung up on the model number. You are saying one thing and Tokai is saying another. One of you is wrong. i don't have enough inforamtion to gauge who is correct
by knight_yyz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--DOyZucjq--/f_auto,t_large/v1552294379/axnlgawt0d26yg3nd74w.jpg This is a 1982 Tokai limited edition SS48, ok it's an HH setup but who cares How is this inferior to my SS48? The only differnce is the jack location! They both cost the same and they are identic...
by knight_yyz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

Hello Raymond, It seems that the guitar was sold around 1981 and we did not know how we priced for the custom models at that time. We need to find the old record. Right now we do not change the model number for custom models. We just put another letter(s) like "C" of Custome, "S" of Special or somet...
by knight_yyz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

There is a 1982 catalog with all the upgrades,but I can't read japanese. I could care less what the model number is. My main concern was the odd headstock which no one could identify. Which is hilarious because everyone knows my model number but no one has seen the logo. It's obviously an SS60 logo ...
by knight_yyz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

That is not what I asked you
by knight_yyz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

In 1982 when the catalog came out, the highest model Silver Star was an SS80. But with painted neck and rosewood and a pickup upgrade and a bridge upgrade or any upgrade available could concievably make this an SS100 or SS120 And they would go out of their way to make a special sticker for that?
by knight_yyz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

Yes, but those odd numbers are also in the catalogs. You can buy a model ST55 right off the shelf.
your statement implies that an odd number means it is a custom order and that is not entirely true.
by knight_yyz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

I'm asking this again but you did not answer the first time. So, I'm in Japan and I go into a guitar store and I don't give a ^&*( what year it is this time. I peruse the Tokai catalog and find my dream guitar. We'll say its an SS60. But I want upgrade X and it costs 12000 yen. When my guitar shows up it will have an SS72 sticker on it? or will it say SS60?

I am wondering if it is the other way around. According to Tokai, the only guitars this label went on were SS60's. So an SS48 with 12k in upgrades?

You can search Silver Star on Google for this label all day and never find it, but search for Silver Star SS60 and they pop up all over the place

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LAqJal ... sp=sharing
by knight_yyz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

I'm tired of uploading everything to google. another forum has a photo of a page that shows ss38- ss50 all use the same "Fender Style" tuners, shows the body material and available colors as well. [/img]
by knight_yyz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

According to the catalog the black pickguard makes it an SS48 with SS super pups. An SS38 would have the SS hot pickups. What about the rosewood? That has to be an upgrade as well? You're saying that if in 1980 I was in Japan and asked for an SS36 with upgrades that they would put a 48 sticker on th...
by knight_yyz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

I'm not going to take it apart again to see the cavities. I already posted the marked cavity. There is no serial number anywhere on the guitar. Not in any cavity, not on the headstock, not on the fretboard, not in the tremolo cavity not on the neck plate. It is non existent. It has the typical trap ...
by knight_yyz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

i just found this pic online. A Silver Star with a Springy Logo on top? If you look closely you can see the large font " STAR" under "sound". Looks like they were interchanging parts between models back then? http://www.strat-talk.com/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ebayimg.com%2Fimages%2Fg%2FKEwAAO...
by knight_yyz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Strange Tokai headstock
Replies: 42
Views: 5395

The neck stamp clearly says ss48. The pickups are the SS Hots as denoted by the black bobbins and he blue/black leads. The fingerboard is rosewood NOT baked maple https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ayrENoPhQ620_H13Q59ChSIiwZ22ooMQ https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JX9uVQ_z_JOR0h50fL7bL3mTsUpMG-i_ It ...