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  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
bluejeannot

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PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:03 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Well here are some unstamped grey pickups on a 79 Springy ST80,who knows what might turn up next! http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=14843&sid=5819a71a00c239ac83e0a6446dcdef0e
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
bluejeannot

Replies: 20
Views: 330

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:25 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
LOL Hiro!,your long experience with Tokais should tell you that Tokai do not always act logically.The history of Tokai guitars is littered with such anomalies and illogicalities, mismatched neck and b ...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
bluejeannot

Replies: 20
Views: 330

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:42 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
You are welcome.
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
bluejeannot

Replies: 20
Views: 330

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:34 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
E pickups typically have resistance between 5.6 - 6.0 K Ohms
U pickups have resistance of 6.0 K plus Ohms
The low end Silver Star pickups are ceramics whilst the mid range Silver Star grey back ...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
bluejeannot

Replies: 20
Views: 330

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:44 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
A stamped pickguards denote the higher end E pickups and are found on ST 60s and above. As for back plates, Tokais usually fitted with single ply back plates no matter whether the pick guard is 3 ply ...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
bluejeannot

Replies: 20
Views: 330

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:36 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=145009&sid=d886f04836267ea6cffd9d7be95ea18e guitar hiro states "E pups typically have the one white & one black insulator for eac ...
  Topic: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
bluejeannot

Replies: 20
Views: 330

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:27 am   Subject: ST55 or ST65 from 1981 Pickups
Your guitar is an 81 Metallic green ST65.The A stamped pickguard and what looks like unmolested wiring means that the pickups are almost certainly Es.
  Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
bluejeannot

Replies: 14
Views: 452

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:34 pm   Subject: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
https://reverb.com/ca/item/516647-tokai-goldstar-sound-52-reissue-tele-telecaster-style-guitar-butterscotch-w-fender-std-gig-bag
As much as I respect Gottfried's opinion on most things Tokai, I thin ...
  Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
bluejeannot

Replies: 14
Views: 452

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=19657&sid=305318f6271488d7ddd3050ea71aefc1
  Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
bluejeannot

Replies: 14
Views: 452

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:43 pm   Subject: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
http://www.tdpri.com/threads/tokai-goldstar-tele-legit-or-fraud.34892/
"OK, MIJ Tokai have always used the name Breezysound for their Telecaster copies (great guitars, especially the early o ...
  Topic: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
bluejeannot

Replies: 14
Views: 452

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 am   Subject: Identification Help! Tokai Goldstar Butterscotch Telecaster
Hi,this guitar is a fake unfortunately. Tokai has never produced a Goldstar telecaster.
  Topic: Are TOKAIs at Crossroad Guitars same as ones at GTR UNIVERSE
bluejeannot

Replies: 12
Views: 3213

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm   Subject: Are TOKAIs at Crossroad Guitars same as ones at GTR UNIVERSE
Here is a late 90s Japan model owned by an guy I know. https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instrument/tokai-gibson-j-160e-copy-made-in-japan-john-lennon-the-beatles/1268376577
  Topic: Are TOKAIs at Crossroad Guitars same as ones at GTR UNIVERSE
bluejeannot

Replies: 12
Views: 3213

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm   Subject: Are TOKAIs at Crossroad Guitars same as ones at GTR UNIVERSE
The MIJs have Japan stamped in ink on the neck block. This model has not been made in Japan since the late 90s no matter what the label says.They are now made in either Korea or China.
  Topic: Tokai Springy Sound St80 + above stock pickups from the 80s
bluejeannot

Replies: 19
Views: 1074

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:42 pm   Subject: Tokai Springy Sound St80 + above stock pickups from the 80s
leave the st100 as it is.... +1...... Except maybe put the Di Marzio in in the bridge position,that should balance nicely.
  Topic: Tokai Springy Sound St80 + above stock pickups from the 80s
bluejeannot

Replies: 19
Views: 1074

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:31 pm   Subject: Tokai Springy Sound St80 + above stock pickups from the 80s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=3oStkec0YP0 1980 Tokai Springy ST 80 with E stamped grey backed pickups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=s4ZJ00vV2eo M ...
 
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