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by Suki
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10288

If you want a pissing competition, I beat you there - I own an original Gibson '59 LPS, OK, this is slightly off thread (and I'm certainly not trying to start a pissing competition myself!), but does anyone have any guitar related boasts that can beat he '59 LPS? or any that are notable for an inte...
by Suki
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10288

Scotsrock, Wow there's a lot of separate subjects you talk about here, and I can feel sympathy for others on here who are getting a little aggrieved with your posts. Your tone suggests that you are able (with the power of the internet) to instantly know more about Tokais than the wealth of knowledge...
by Suki
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10288

Scotsrock, With respect, the dating section of the website is a little flaky in terms of accuracy and exceptions. The information there is quite old, and we have learned much more about Tokais since it was last updated. Catalogues are notoriously inconsistent and inaccurate. However, the amount of k...
by Suki
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: PICKED UP THIS GOLDSTAR PICGUARD RECENTLY
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

As mentioned before, I definitely have at least a couple of guitars with IIV pups - I'll try to get photos. But I also checked the parts bin yesterday and found one IIV pup amongst them. Peter, from what you say, this means that any U pickup guitars cannot be later than '84? This could be very usefu...
by Suki
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: PICKED UP THIS GOLDSTAR PICGUARD RECENTLY
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

I would agree with that, but the transitions seemed to be around the same time though...
by Suki
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: PICKED UP THIS GOLDSTAR PICGUARD RECENTLY
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

I can confirm that with the guitars that I own, the brass plate seems to have been replaced by foil around '85/86.

The selector switch looks original, the pots are of the correct size and type, but the wiring does look odd. Usually, the casings of the pots are not soldered on the tone controls.
by Suki
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: PICKED UP THIS GOLDSTAR PICGUARD RECENTLY
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

No idea - I haven't photographed the innards of these yet, but I'll get round it it sometime!
by Suki
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: PICKED UP THIS GOLDSTAR PICGUARD RECENTLY
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

I have a few guitars with back to front IIV stamps
by Suki
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10288

Gabe will be able to confirm, but afaik, st-60's were 4 digit.
by Suki
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Can anyone help me id this silver star?
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

It means it's an SS-36
by Suki
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10288

ST-60's will have a 4 digit serial number. I would also expect to see a round string tree. They came with E or U pickups.

Yours is probably an ST-50 and it's likely to be 3 + Piece body - you might not be able to see the joins or they might be close to the edges where the paint is more opaque.
by Suki
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: PICKED UP THIS GOLDSTAR PICGUARD RECENTLY
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

The IIV pickups were in post 85 Goldies. I'd keep the U pickups in the guitar.

If you're interested in selling, PM me.
by Suki
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10288

It's most likely to be an 84 or 85. Most 83's were block logo variants.
by Suki
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Can anyone help me id this silver star?
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

It would be after the last fret, where the neck meets the body.
by Suki
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 1984 ST-60?
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Nobody seems to know what "X" means - it's mostly on ST60/65's. Some ST80's have "A".

Could be production line perhaps?