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by amunro
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Oval Sticker on 1984 Limited Edition "Strat"
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Oval Sticker on 1984 Limited Edition "Strat"

Can anyone tell me the significance of the Oval sticker at the heel of the neck on a 1984 Tokai Strat? The sticker in question reads "36" - is this the same as on older Springy Sounds where it represents the original list price? In which case "36" would be a relatively low-end model? The guitar in q...
by amunro
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Springy Sound - Cleaning rust and removing the neck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Yes, no problems thanks. In fact the hardest part was actually getting the back plate to the trem springs off. I don't think it had ever been removed (also judging by dust and dirt there). The neck unscrewed nice and easily, the back plate slipped off and there were no shims or difficult bits :).
by amunro
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Springy Sound - Cleaning rust and removing the neck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Under the above advice, and due to my inability to wait for the Gibson Restoration kit to arrive, I decided to opt for the more used look. In fact, the guitar is in great condition and now I have put on some decent 10 gauge strings instead o the gossamer it came with, it plays like a dream. I have a...
by amunro
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Springy Sound - Cleaning rust and removing the neck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Thanks once again for the advice, it sounds like the Gibson Vintage kit is the one. I don't want a shiny, new look, just a cared-for and gently aged one. The weekend is calling so hopefully I can get a chance to go play with my screwdrivers and new toy. In equal parts exciting and terrifying. :) And...
by amunro
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Springy Sound - Cleaning rust and removing the neck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Thanks for the advice. I think the vendor has taken down the pics so I will post my own as soon as possible.

Andrew
by amunro
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Springy Sound - Cleaning rust and removing the neck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

1981 Springy Sound - Cleaning rust and removing the neck?

Hi, I've been following this site for a few months now and today took delivery of my first Tokai - a beautiful 1981 (I'm told) ST-50 Springy Sound in two-tone sunburst. My pictures to follow but the seller's pics are here: http://imageevent.com/nu2uguitars/1981tokaispringysoundst50. I have two quest...