Can anyone help me id this silver star?

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jaeb
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Can anyone help me id this silver star?

Post by jaeb » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:16 am

hi guys, im new to the forum, and im seeking your expertise in identifying the silver star that ive been holding on to for some years now. acquired it around 2007 and i have no idea how many hands it has gone through. ive been playing it throughout and it has sustained some considerable wear and tear, but it's a really tough guitar and hasnt failed on me.
ive been playing a newer guitar now though and while cleaning the silver star i became curious about its origins so here i am. ill post some pics shortly. thanks!

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Post by jaeb » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:19 am

here it is. let me know if i should add any detail.
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Post by Suki » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:00 am

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 !?
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Post by jaeb » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:00 am

thanks suki! 1980 then.
where on the fretboard should the stamp be?

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Post by Suki » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:10 am

It would be after the last fret, where the neck meets the body.

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Post by jaeb » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:15 pm

suki, it's not visible on the pictures, but when i look closely on the neck it does have an etched "36" but not inked or marked conspicuously. does this mean anything?

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Post by Suki » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:12 am

It means it's an SS-36

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