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by Suki
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: I Saw You Coming!
Replies: 87
Views: 34898

Does seem rather steep for an 1984 onwards ST40.
by Suki
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 TE120
Replies: 32
Views: 9110

I'm not hugely into Telecasters, but that is awesome! Love the binding.
by Suki
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What's a 70s Silverstar worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

1985.

I think these guitars are really undervalued. I have a couple of spaghetti ones, one from '81 and one from '79. The appear to fetch much less than the Springy/Goldies in the UK - as cheap as ?250.
by Suki
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help me identify my Goldstar Sound
Replies: 9
Views: 2691

I think it would be alder. Is it slab or veneer board?
by Suki
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help me identify my Goldstar Sound
Replies: 9
Views: 2691

Thanks for letting me know Suki. Can you tell me the defining feature(s) that make my guitar an ST60? E pickups - ST-50's have U stamps. E pickups disappeared around 85/86, and the script logo appeared in '84, hence yours is likely to only be 84/85. You can do a nitro test if you want to see if it ...
by Suki
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Please help me identify my Goldstar Sound
Replies: 9
Views: 2691

1984-1985 Goldstar ST-60
by Suki
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Date ID
Replies: 11
Views: 3813

I remember an earlier thread where there was a consensus that the use of U pickups, change of routing and lack of brass control plate all happened around the same time. Evidence suggests that during the transition periods, you could end up with any combination of the above.
by Suki
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 80-82 Springy ST80?
Replies: 15
Views: 5849

Jonah, I'm seriously considering taking another look at that Strat and seeing if I can find any DiMarzio stampings inside the pup covers - I didn't know this until Len pointed it out. - I wasn't aware that you needed to look there . Then it would make sense that it's a post-85 St-60. For those of yo...
by Suki
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 80-82 Springy ST80?
Replies: 15
Views: 5849

Pretty certain you have an 82 st80 Springy there.Factory fitted Di Marzios too, the same ones fitted to my Goldie st 80. They are really good pickups more mid range than Us or Es which I also like.Congratulations.Gabe. +1 It is definitely no older than '82, since that's when they changed from allen...
by Suki
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Found this for sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 4227

This is an AST 62 if I'm not mistaken?
by Suki
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 ST-60 Springy - Jimi!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

OK - so in this case, what other identifying feature does an ST-60 have over an ST 50, bearing in mind many burst finish 50's had 2 peice bodies?
by Suki
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 ST-60 Springy - Jimi!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

Very interesting - so I guess the only way to ascertain whether or not this is a ST-50 or an ST-60 would be the E pickups?

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by Suki
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 ST-60 Springy - Jimi!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

Looks like a 1980 serial number. A few anomalies to me: - Odd that it has a rosewood neck but a single ply pickguard - it should have a 3 ply one for this type - would be interesting to see if there are 11 holes underneath. - Stamp on the fretboard is missing. - Round string tree should be butterfly...
by Suki
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID Help. 1983 Black Logo Springy Sound ST??
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

This is an ST-50.

I would pay up to ?400 max for a vgc one, maybe a little more.

?350 max would be more like it, if my assumption that the pickguard has been replaced and you have some mismatched holes.
by Suki
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID Help. 1983 Black Logo Springy Sound ST??
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

oh, btw, the pickguard you have is an 11 hole 3 ply - the original would have been 8 hole single ply white. You will be able to see the mis-matched holes.