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1980 ST-80 E 80 Fretboard Stamp Question

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: 1980 ST-80 E 80 Fretboard Stamp Question Reply with quote

Can anyone shed some light on what the E in front of the 80 might mean on the fretboard stamp?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen that before.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It means someone put it there for some stupid reason.
This was not done at the factory.
It was done using 4 strikes as opposed to the '80' which is one go.
It also appears larger than the number which to my mind is something Tokai would not have done.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for the "E"xport?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Mac wrote:
It means someone put it there for some stupid reason.
This was not done at the factory.
It was done using 4 strikes as opposed to the '80' which is one go.
It also appears larger than the number which to my mind is something Tokai would not have done.


Does look like it was done outside the factory.
Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAMAMATSU wrote:
for the "E"xport?


Unless it was re-imported, it's leaving Japan for the first time just this week.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_JDZ, no, I don't believe so.
In the 1,000s of pre-1980 Springys and SilverStars I have catalogued, I have never seen this at the end of a fingerboard.
If Tokai were to have used an extra stamp, it would have been a single letter 'E' - not a letter made up of 4 dents.
I worked for the Tokai importer in Australia in the 80's and never saw this on any Model of guitar - ever - so my only conclusion is that maybe a guy named Eric wanted to personalise his guitar????
Regardless of how it got there, it does not affect the value or playability so just ignore it and keep playing.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"E" pickups?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wulfman wrote:
"E" pickups?


I thought about that too.... but of the hundreds of Springy's with E p'ups out there, this is the first any of us have seen this stamp.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Peter..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to change the subject but did we ever figure out what the D stamp was on the very end of the fingerboards, on a very few vintage LS examples?

I don't recall that mystery ever being laid to rest
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The consensus seemed to be "Demo" so perhaps they were used at exhibitions/shows or in catalogs...
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