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by ivansc
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1979 Springy ST80
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Dont see too many of those rosewood boards around. My st80 is from the same year but has worked hard since the day I bought it brand new in 1980. Love that guitar!
by ivansc
Wed May 18, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1980 Tokai ST-80
Replies: 40
Views: 16988

Your luthier will be able to check what is on it and replace with the correct wire. I recently had the bottom 12 frets done on my 1980 st80 by a local guy and it worked out really well. And re those pickups, have the refret done (if it needs it) before you switch pickups. The amount of fret meat def...
by ivansc
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: A trivial matter.
Replies: 17
Views: 5521

Damn! I knew I should have bought that Breezy deluxe when I had the chance!!
Might see if the owner is interested in selling it on.... :D
by ivansc
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: I Saw You Coming!
Replies: 87
Views: 34138

Made in Ireland by the look of things.... They may have bought up the last of the Brandoni stuff :lol:
by ivansc
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Whaaaaat? E bay howlers and general silliness.
Replies: 202
Views: 116865

Well SOMEbody bit on the er ferret...

I`ll get my coat....
by ivansc
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Olympic obsession!
Replies: 9
Views: 5701

And not a single white springy in sight!
by ivansc
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Double cut Telecaster?
Replies: 7
Views: 4012

Looking for a hard puncher part2

Got mixed up with a SG alike somehow - sorry about that! Anyway I looked all over the classifieds and didnt see a HP for sale - anyone have one they wish to move on? O.K. I give up! Apparently I have angered the Gods of the Registry! (grin) Really not my day. I just discovered at 10pm that I should ...
by ivansc
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar Body Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 11220

Superb work! And just for fun, a nice story. Back in the early sixties I got up and jammed with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes at a gig, just after Ringo left them to join the Beatles. I borrowed their guitar player`s strat. Yours is an absolute dead ringer for his apart from the F word on the headst...
by ivansc
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '78 ST100
Replies: 33
Views: 10456

Always a bit of a *gulp* moment working on an old, pretty guitar, eh? I put off having the first 12 frets replaced on my ST80 for a very very long time. It sat in its case un-played for a COUPLE OF YEARS(!). Even put it up for sale on here and then got convinced by a pal in Nigeria of all places tha...
by ivansc
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Trying to date, ST 80 Springy, E Pups might be lawsuit vntg
Replies: 17
Views: 5207

Just got back to this thread. Mine does indeed have a single color scratch plate and A on the underside of it.
No fretboard number stamp & I forgot to look at the truss rod adjuster when I was gigging it last night! d`Oh....
by ivansc
Sun May 17, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Trying to date, ST 80 Springy, E Pups might be lawsuit vntg
Replies: 17
Views: 5207

Did the early Springys (pre 1980) have WBW scratchplates?
My `80 has a plain white plate.

Either way, the early 80`s are a delight. Love mine.
by ivansc
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 ST-60 Springy - Jimi!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8851

Only just noticed this thread. I own a 1980 springy with a v neck rosewood board. Bought it new in 1980, pick of the litter out of six we got in the shop where I worked at the time. All six were white nitro finish, vee neck rosewood board springys. ST80s. ?80 inc HSC at the time! So don`t give up on...
by ivansc
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: V Neck Comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

1940`s 00021 - belongs to a friend in Nashville. Best Martin I ever played and it too had a really triangular Vee neck. I bought MY 000 on the strength of that one guitar. When I bought my 1980 ST80 in the shop where I worked, we got 6 ST80s and 2 Hard Punchers in on the same day, our first order. A...
by ivansc
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: V Neck Comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Hi, mate - mine is somewhere around the second from the left or the last one on the right. Hopefully that will help. FWIW Fender didn`t make a vee neck strat with a rosewood board in that crucial period, which is why I ended up buying my ST80. And I immediately lost interest in Fenders offerings. I ...
by ivansc
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 1981 Tokai Springysound st50
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

Not too many guitars made in 1944 I could afford to buy....

:cry: