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Just got this 1981 Springy Sound
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rtblues
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:18 am    Post subject: Just got this 1981 Springy Sound Reply with quote

Just got this 1981 Springy Sound and Loving it...!

Had to put down my 90's USA Fender Strat, this Tokai is simply a better instrument, hands-down...



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Through a 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details:
- Very early Tokai Springy Sound stratocaster made in 1981 w/ "U" stamped pickups
- Neck is straight. Truss rod still works.
- No HSC included.
- Nice moderate U (NOT V) shape neck
- serial # on the neck plate is 1023106
- no numbers impressed on the final fret.
- According to the catalog of 81' , it has single piece maple neck, alder body.
- Impressed "TOKAI" on the saddles
- "U" stamps on the pickups
- stamped "12=4" on the neck
- stamped "12=5 MR Z" in the control cavity
- Pickup selector, three pots and capacitor are not original, but electronics are fine.
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice , congrats and welcome to the forum.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

felixcatus wrote:
Nice , congrats and welcome to the forum.

Thanks a lot~!
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jonah65
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, that,s a beauty, i want one!
seems to be a few springys being picked up recently.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonah65 wrote:

seems to be a few springys being picked up recently.


Well, it's spring time after all.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

felixcatus wrote:


Well, it's spring time after all.


Nicely played
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rtblues
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just replaced the pickups with: Lollar SBFSN Vintage Blackface pickups.
BOOM~! Can you say '60s Strat sound?
Great for BLUES man!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 1981 Springy Sound through 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslbY0xcNk8
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great sound, you've nailed it. it's not nasally sounding when trying to play the blues like some do.
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rtblues wrote:
My 1981 Springy Sound through 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslbY0xcNk8


Love it!
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bluejeannot
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely Springy,well done.
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a cousin

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=13097&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iainblack wrote:
I have a cousin

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=13097&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


Wow! Looks nice. First time that I've seen one with a red head-stock, or any color actually.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I really lucked out when I put an ad in a local paper for Tokai's back in the 90's and I got the blue one for 50! It looks like surf green but is actually sonic blue, just aged and yellowed so took on the green tint.
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