Bought this old Tokai, can you help me identifying it?

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swingmanu
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Bought this old Tokai, can you help me identifying it?

Post by swingmanu » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:23 am

Hi everybody !
I am new to this forum and i bought this old beatup Tokai Stratocaster Springy sound.
I love the feel of it and i just would love to be able to date it !
here are what i can see :
- Tokai Springy Sound
- Tokai tuners
- Made in japan Tokai tremolo
- seem like original pickups
- Colour might have been either yellow or red.
- Serial on neck plate : 0015182
- "50" sticker on neck

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felixcatus
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Post by felixcatus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:50 am

Hi
Your Springy is from 1980.

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:41 am

Wow !! It's been through some wars and still has it's "50" sticker on.

Nice

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Post by jonah65 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:20 am

Would it have a '50' sticker if it were a 1980? Thought it would have had the 50 stamped on the last fret, could be an '81. Looks great either way. 8)

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Post by felixcatus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:57 pm

jonah65 wrote:Would it have a '50' sticker if it were a 1980? Thought it would have had the 50 stamped on the last fret, could be an '81. Looks great either way. 8)
Good point. Maybe, late 1980 (I'm basing on the 7 digit serial number, starting with '0')?

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Post by swingmanu » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:04 pm

Thank you guys for the input. i have a feeling maybe not all parts are from the guitar? pickups seem original and it plays really nice. actually feels like a 60years old guitar with that kind of abuse haha !

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Post by Peter Mac » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:45 am

Hi guys,

Yeah it is a 1980 ST-50 SpringySound, 'U' pups, 'Deluxe' tuners and Final Propec saddles.
It will be late 1980 as the serial numbers finished around 0016800 for 1980.
Stamping on fingerboard was stopped at 0009600.
Is the truss rod adjuster Phillips or Allen Key?
Also there will be a code on the neck similar to 9=12.

regards
Peter
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