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1984 st50 (now with working photos)

 
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Jonwe
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: 1984 st50 (now with working photos) Reply with quote

I picked this up a couple of months ago and finally got to restringing it and taking a few photos.

It was sold to me as an 84 st50.

Everything straight and plays beautifully. Can anyone confirm model and year please.

Tokai st50 by jonwe1964, on Flickr

More photos: https://flickr.com/photos/69739720@N00/sets/72157662184972377
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bluejeannot
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an 84 ST50 but the serial number is that of ST 60 which should have had E pickups not the later V11s.The body and neck stamps are pretty close although this is not a clincher as we have seen many genuine Tokais with codes which do not match.Nice guitar enjoy!
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Jonwe
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would an st60 be finished in nitro? The seller claimed nitro but i canít see any sign of the grain coming through.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonwe wrote:
Would an st60 be finished in nitro? The seller claimed nitro but i canít see any sign of the grain coming through.


On Springy's, ST80 and above were nitro - not sure about the Goldstars.
Take some 100% acetone and test an inconspicuous spot like above the rear strap button with a Q tip. If it's nitro, the acetone will start to dissolve it when rubbed with the Q tip.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goldie ST60s were always poly.Only Goldie St 80s were nitro.
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Hodge69
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Help Reply with quote

The guitar is a ST50, like the sticker says.
I'd guess 1983.
Mine is similar, but has a 5 digit serial number.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1983 tokais have block logo (only that year) Hodge.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the block logo was late 1982 and early 1983.
I bought my guitar in November 1983 and it's the like the one above.
I have adverts from October 1982 for Tokai Strats with the block logo.
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