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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: 9017

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: 2680

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: 2680

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.
by Suki
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID Help. 1983 Black Logo Springy Sound ST??
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Ok, sorry about the partial info :) The model is a Spring Sound 1983. This was the only year they produced block logo variants. The serial is correct for a maple neck version, and 5 digits suggest an ST50 (ST-60's will have 4 digits), and Rosewood variants will have an L prefix. I have never seen a ...
by Suki
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID Help. 1983 Black Logo Springy Sound ST??
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

ST-50 perhaps? I didn't think black paint was a custom colour.

Pickguard isn't original - Tokai only did black for SS models AFAIK.
by Suki
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID Help. 1983 Black Logo Springy Sound ST??
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Is it rosewood or maple? And how many digits is the serial number?
by Suki
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ID Help. 1983 Black Logo Springy Sound ST??
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Pictures please - do you mean "Block" logo?
by Suki
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Breezysound TE-80 info please
Replies: 118
Views: 27312

Somebody correct me, but I thought the L series serial numbers started in '82?
by Suki
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Lacquer Repair on a Love Rock?
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

I would leave it. A patch repair wouldn't be perfect and a complete headstock re-paint would lose the original logo.
by Suki
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10404

Haha, thanks again for that Suki! Me on that ST50 - and that is Dick on the left with my LS. Swaalmeen Netherlands 91. lol :) I have some pics of me in the same year, gigging at the Red Lion in Brentford (a famous live venue in West London at that time) and with an almost identical CAR strat as you...
by Suki
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10404

I loved the Pretty Things!!

I now have another boast that I gave a tremolo arm to one of their guitarists!
by Suki
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar identification please
Replies: 46
Views: 10404

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: 10404

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: 10404

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: 3803

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...