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Post by Suki » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:00 am

Thanks Pete and Gabe. There is no seam, so it's a one piece neck.

So I'm assuming the 90's ST 50+ models didn't have brass plates? If so then Gabe's conclusion seems the most credible.

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Post by Suki » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:00 am

Thanks Pete and Gabe. There is no seam, so it's a one piece neck.

So I'm assuming the 90's ST 50+ models didn't have brass plates? If so then Gabe's conclusion seems the most credible.

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Post by jonah65 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:21 pm

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=19386
check out this thread.
incredible, i'm coming back as a chick next time :-?
the highest model number i got this same guitar up to was a 50 !!
even pete mac thought it was a 40.
done up like a kipper. :(

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Post by Suki » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:32 am

Lol Jonah - thanks for that!

For those of you wondering what happened, this is EXACTLY the same guitar. I bought it from Jonah off ebay!

The logo was definitely a script goldstar one, and was all but rubbed off.

I reinstated it with a new decal without the need for any lacquer work.

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Post by jonah65 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:48 am

no probs suki, i knew there was something special about that guitar when
i originally saw it on e-bay, and when i saw those black bottom pickups,
which i maintain look to be original, i thought it too was probably a higher
model number. it's a great sounding guitar, but gas got the better of me,
and i bought a f****r 52ri hotrod tele, so something had to go.
still my loss is hopefully your gain.
all the best, jonah.
(ps if it is an 80, i want half the profit :lol: )

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Post by Suki » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:56 am

Hey Jonah, As you say it's a lovely guitar - definitely a keeper. For me, collecting them is to make sure they are loved and played.

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Post by jonah65 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:06 am

can't argue with that, i hope you love the '40' just as much.
how about a complete group photo of your st's.

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Post by Suki » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:10 am

Will definitely get round to that - if I can find room to set them up and a wide enough lens angle! Just in the process of dismantling and fret dressing them (those that need it)all one by one while taking detailed pics. I've just posted a set of pics of a lovely met blue Goldstar today. Should have some pics of a Candy Apple Red Golstar next.

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Post by Peter Mac » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:31 pm

Hi Gabe,
that is a good point about the 6 digits after 1989 and holds merit but my expertise is the 1977 - 1986 Tokai.
In my experience a 1984 Strat would have a 6 digit number if :
* It was an ST-70 or ST-40
* It was a Custom Edition
* It had its neckplate changed
IMO it should have an L***** serial number as it looks more like an ST-50, but 2 lousy photos are not enough to be accurate.

regards Peter Mac
The world will not end today...because it is already tomorrow in Australia.

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Post by Suki » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:34 am

Hi Peter,

Thanks for this - sounds possible too. I think that whatever the case, it seems that the body and neck must be from an ST-50 or higher. The numbers match and there are Kluson style machines in place. I have taken the machines off, and there appears to be no evidence of the holes for different machines as you would see on and ST-40.

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Post by Barks67 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:10 am

Peter Mac wrote:Hi Gabe,

IMO it should have an L***** serial number as it looks more like an ST-50, but 2 lousy photos are not enough to be accurate.

regards Peter Mac
Hi Peter, my early 1987 Goldstar ST50 (correct headstock) is a non L - six digit code 2xxxxx.
As I have owned this one since new - thus vouch its authenticity - it's possible that they had changed serial number approach a little earlier than 1989?

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