Springy Sound under the hood Question

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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by BrazenPickerNew » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:31 pm

Note the slab board construction, not round laminate. That alone screams fake to me. I have no idea about recent Tokais, but I've never seen a vintage Tokai neck with slab board construction.
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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by Jazzyjeff » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:23 pm

In the meantime I’ve found out this particular piece was apparently sourced thru the German distributor in 2014.

So with all your Feedback i think we can go for a 2010 or so re issue. The only open point will be the logo and the headstock. You never know...

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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by Peter Mac » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:50 pm

Aha, Brazenpicker,

the reason for that is you did not get my book :D

Tokai released an ST-70 model in 1981 where BOTH fingerboards were veneer - Rosewood = 1962 slab ; Maple = 1967 veneer.
In nearly 35 years, I have only seen 4 real examples of ST-70 R, all were YS finish and serial numbers were in a 200 number range.
To date, I have never played one but I would think it similar to the TST-62 American model of the early 80s.

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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by fotso » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:53 am

I have one like this but in Black. It's not vintage. Tokai told me when i emailed them from what period it should be from though. You can always email them. I guess it's a '65 clone ?? Mine only had the Made In Japan and no serial number. Mine does say Goldstar though so different run.

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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by HAMAMATSU » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:57 pm

8) i feel that this is a new one from the recent years, special ordered by TOGPS of tokai-germany.
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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by wulfman » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Could it be a Springy neck on modern Tokai Goldstar body? The stamps on the end of the neck should give a hint I think.

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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by Peter Mac » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:11 pm

Hi guys,

the stamp at the end of the neck in this case is not from the original 1977 - 1982 Springy series.
For original series Springy, the code would read ' 6=10 ' format with no letters and an equals instead of a hyphen between them.

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Re: Springy Sound under the hood Question

Post by Hodge69 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:32 pm

Original Springy would have round veneer rosewood fingerboard, not slab.
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