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by Suki
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help on purchase decision, please
Replies: 19
Views: 4507

jonah65 wrote:hi barks, yes they did do a maple fretboard st40, i had one in bb, sold to suki,
great guitar. :D
I thought the jury was out on that one. It had Kluson type tuners and no evidence of holes from ST40 tuner types
by Suki
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help on purchase decision, please
Replies: 19
Views: 4507

Silverstars are undervalued in my opinion. You can get 1970's spaghetti examples for up to ?100 less than 1980's goldies. Better bang per buck if you just want a great guitar.
by Suki
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai St60 1980 ID
Replies: 8
Views: 3099

There should be a stamp on the last fret telling you which model it is.
by Suki
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: I Saw You Coming!
Replies: 87
Views: 35207

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: 9159

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: 1752

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: 2714

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: 2714

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: 2714

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: 3849

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: 5881

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: 5881

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: 4245

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: 9021

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: 9021

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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