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by Suki
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: PICKED UP THIS GOLDSTAR PICGUARD RECENTLY
Replies: 16
Views: 3880

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: 3880

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: 3880

I can confirm that with the guitars that I own, the brass plate seems to have been replaced by foil around '85/86.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: 3880

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: 3880

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: 10611

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: 1509

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: 10611

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: 3880

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: 10611

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: 1509

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: 1116

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

Could be production line perhaps?
by Suki
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Can anyone help me id this silver star?
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

1980. Not sure which model since it has no fretboard stamp. Looks a very similar spec to my 1980 ST-36.

Also very odd that his has a higher serial number than my 1980 SS36 but mine has a fretboard stamp !?
by Suki
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: st 50 with 2 stamps
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Guys,

When did they change from an allen key adjustment to the crosshead screw?

I have some earlier STs with the allen, but I also have a spaghetti L series one (82 I believe) with the crosshead adjustment.

I'm guessing it must have been around 1980?
by Suki
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Goldstar identification
Replies: 15
Views: 3634

On the headstock plug question, I have checked and I actually have an ST-40 which has the slightly elongated and darker plug - this one checks out to be kosher.