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80-82 Springy ST80?

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:07 am
by guitar347
Ok so Ive figured out how to post pics here.
Here is my newly aquired ST80.
was advertised as an 82. But im thinking by the backplate its an 80.
but the rest is pretty confusing and the hole wiring harness and pickups look non stock.

Has deluxe tuners and Final Prospec saddles on bridge.
1 =15 stamped in pickup cavity and kind of looks the same on neck.

http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/guita ... d.jpg.html

http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/guita ... ort=3&o=11

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Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:33 am
by Len
What logo does the guitar have ? (script, spaghetti, block ?)

Take a look at the inside of the pickup covers. Are they stamped `Dimarzio` ?

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:37 am
by JDB
The 4 digit serial is 82+ the pickups ar original dimarzio v1 or something like that. Need a head stock pick.

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:51 am
by JDB
Hang on, thats my old st 80 :lol: There is a thread on it somewhere here and was ID as a 1982 st 80 with dimarzio's. As you would know ( if it hasnt sold again since i sold it months ago)I put a springy sound decal on it as the original was gone when I got it. Since then the neck code date thing has come about, the 1 = january so could actually be early 1983.

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:44 am
by guitar347
Hi JDB
yes I just bought this off of Evan from Sydney.
I opened it up and just got a bit confused. It all looks so new. No tell tale Springy signs

Just got it yesterday.

I asked him today if he had your name and he said JDB

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:02 am
by guitar347

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:03 am
by JDB
Yeah as far as I know they started using them pickups in 1982 on st 80s as well as st 100s. Could be an early Goldstar but without the original logo its impossible to tell. However the scratched off logo did seem to marry well with the replacement position wise.

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:18 am
by guitar347
fantastic guitar
what does the 1 = number represent
you said the 1 might be the month ie January but the other number?

I was looking at the TOKAI reg and it said 4 digit serial was 80 - 82 modelling a 56 Strat or the like

But you mentioning the Goldstar, promted me to look at those headstock images. The string tree matches the 84 Goldstar image

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:25 am
by JDB
No definitely 1982 the 4 digit serial started.

How does the string tree differ?

1978 springy.
Image

Yours.
Image

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:54 am
by guitar347
well I saw the same string tree on the 84 gold star with the strat headstock. Also the use of deluxe tuners and the final prograde saddles has prompted me to look at possibillities

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:49 am
by felixcatus
guitar347 wrote: what does the 1 = number represent
you said the 1 might be the month ie January but the other number?
The digits after ?=? express a lot number.

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:58 pm
by bluejeannot
Pretty certain you have an 82 st80 Springy there.Factory fitted Di Marzios too, the same ones fitted to my Goldie st 80. They are really good pickups more mid range than Us or Es which I also like.Congratulations.Gabe.

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:25 am
by Suki
bluejeannot wrote:Pretty certain you have an 82 st80 Springy there.Factory fitted Di Marzios too, the same ones fitted to my Goldie st 80. They are really good pickups more mid range than Us or Es which I also like.Congratulations.Gabe.
+1

It is definitely no older than '82, since that's when they changed from allen key truss rod adjustment to cross-head type.

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:14 am
by jonah65
hey suki, those pickups look familiar. i thought they sounded good! :-?

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:29 am
by Suki
Jonah,

I'm seriously considering taking another look at that Strat and seeing if I can find any DiMarzio stampings inside the pup covers - I didn't know this until Len pointed it out. - I wasn't aware that you needed to look there . Then it would make sense that it's a post-85 St-60.

For those of you wondering what we are talking about, I bought a guitar from Jonah that promoted my first ever post here: http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... ht=#162851