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by Peter Mac
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Breezysound identify
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Tokai Breezysound identify

Hi guys,

Could also be under the front pickup in that cavity.
'81 was a bit of a transition year for body stamps - on some late '81 Springy, they have 2 exact stamps, one in the pickup cavity and one in the control cavity.
regards
Peter
by Peter Mac
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Springy Sound under the hood Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1833

Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Hi guys,

the stamp at the end of the neck in this case is not from the original 1977 - 1982 Springy series.
For original series Springy, the code would read ' 6=10 ' format with no letters and an equals instead of a hyphen between them.

regards
Peter
by Peter Mac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST-45 or.... ?
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Hi guys,

I'm going with TST-40, 1985 with Springy logo. Original owner probably scrapped the Goldstar logo.
The body code is not pre-85, period.
Pickups looked swapped out to me IMO.
Everything else looks pretty nice. Change the pups and play up a storm.
by Peter Mac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Talbo Bass!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Tokai Talbo Bass!!!

Hi I've been working on some Talbos lately so I may be able to help. Body is solid Aluminium, Neck is Maple 1 piece with rosewood fingerboard. Electronics are solely original for Talbo. The serial indicates it was built in 1984. I believe they only had 1 Bass model in 3 colours and 2 guitar models. ...
by Peter Mac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: New vintage Tokai owner here
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: New vintage Tokai owner here

Hi guys, Very nice guitar but it has had a neck swap. Serial number is for a rosewood neck - not a maple one. Maple one would be 5 digits for ST-50 and 4 digits for ST-60 Neck and body stamps don't match. Neck has Goldstar logo but serial could be Springy - I'll look further. If this was ST-60 (goin...
by Peter Mac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Springy Sound under the hood Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1833

Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Aha, Brazenpicker, the reason for that is you did not get my book :D Tokai released an ST-70 model in 1981 where BOTH fingerboards were veneer - Rosewood = 1962 slab ; Maple = 1967 veneer. In nearly 35 years, I have only seen 4 real examples of ST-70 R, all were YS finish and serial numbers were in ...
by Peter Mac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
Replies: 70
Views: 9438

Re: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986

Hi Iain,

Yes, I have finally gotten it today.
I will send your copy on Monday.

Good to hear from you.

regards
Peter
by Peter Mac
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Springy Sound under the hood Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1833

Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Nice looking guitar, but it IS NOT a SpringySound made between 1977 and 1982.

Electronics are modern and this kind of stamping never appeared on early Springys.
I would go re-issue also.

regards
Peter
by Peter Mac
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
Replies: 70
Views: 9438

Re: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986

Hi guys, Good to hear the books finally arrived at their destinations. There were a few hiccups with the postal service to USA and Europe but they were solved. My personal thanks to the 2 members who volunteered their time to forward the books on in order to help me keep pricing down. Hope this help...
by Peter Mac
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '81 Silver Star Saddle Size (and Recommendations)
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: '81 Silver Star Saddle Size (and Recommendations)

Hi, It would depend on the sound you are chasing. Choice of saddles is long - solid steel, brass, stamped steel, graphite, roller to name a few. As all Tokai bridges were made by Gotoh, maybe looking into what they offer as saddle replacement could save unneccessary problems. Sizing should be for a ...
by Peter Mac
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Fake or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Fake or not?

hi guys, I'm going with 'fake'. Apart from the points made by 'el gato' and mdvineng, you can add these.... 1) neck stamp is wrong font. 2) logo is a re-pro - not cut out properly. 3) body markings are not Tokai 4) pickups have no stamps and wrong wires. 5) Slab fingerboard instead of veneer 6) 6-di...
by Peter Mac
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
Replies: 70
Views: 9438

Re: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986

Hi All,

I have just been informed that the box has been collected in Texas and will be hipped out by the end of the week.

PHEW> i thought it was going to come back to me first....so good news.

regards
Peter
by Peter Mac
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

Hi This looks very original except for the electrics. Pickups, pots and selector have been changed, brass grounding plate [P# S-155] is missing. By 1982 - which the serial number indicates - the pickups are grey backed with the letter 'H' on them, not 'U' or 'E'. Wiring is Blue/Black, as per the one...
by Peter Mac
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 79 Reborn
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: 79 Reborn

Hi guys, LS-80 came with nickel plated hardware - not chrome. For all hardware, I would use Gotoh as they made the original Tokai hardware and they do sell aged versions of the aluminium tailpiece and ABR-1 bridge. If changing the pots, I would recommend either Gotoh or Alpha (Japanese made). Using ...
by Peter Mac
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Hi folks any help on id for this body please?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Hi folks any help on id for this body please?

hi

The 'dimples' were phased out around 1986.
'Final Prospec' are the correct markings for 1982 - 1986 saddles.
MB is the code for Metallic Blue as previously mentioned.
All things considered, I would put this Tokai body around the 1982-83 mark.