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Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:47 am

Starting this thread to document those big headed CBS era style Silver Star Tokais. 8)

Seems like they break down as 1966 & 1976 replicas?

The 1966 version has:

-4 bolt neck
-serial number on neck plate
-maple or rosewood veneer fret board
-no skunk stripe

The 1976 version has:

-3 bolt neck
-bullet truss rod adjustment
-serial number on head stock below logo
-skunk stripe
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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:48 am

1979 SS40 YS with fret board stamp.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274889126883?m ... true&rt=nc

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:51 am

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:55 am

1981 SS60 OW

*Note: No skunk stripe and no truss rod plug? Is this a maple veneer fret board?

Also note the 4 bolt neck, the brass grounding plate, and the “U” pickups.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/224564725796?m ... true&rt=nc
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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:03 pm

SS60 with "S" pickups owned by "chrisheyes"..

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http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... highlight=
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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:10 pm

1982 SS65 with no skunk stripe/maple veneer fret board owned by "greco burst".

"Here is my SS60 4 bolt neck, natural colour SS65N, 1982, 6 digit serial number on neck plate, ST vintage U pups, Sen body, Urethane finish, Springy Sound body routing, cbs saddles, and it has the 1982 traditional Tokai logo font on headstock, with a brown Tokai case."

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 1&start=15

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:12 pm

"H" stamped pickups in a 1984 Silver Star posted in another thread by Voidoid56.


http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=22948

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:40 pm

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That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:16 pm

That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:02 pm

That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Voidoid56 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:25 am

1983 SS40MR (or TSS, since there's no '83 catalog we don't really know what designation they used that year). H-stamp pickups, well-worn but a great player if you like slightly smaller necks. Replaced knobs, tone pots and cap, missing back plate.

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Voidoid56 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:01 am

Another 1983 SS/TSS, 40 or possibly 38 in OW finish. The white pickguard is non-original, so it might have come with a black one. Also missing back plate and trem arm, but the electronics (incl H-stamp pickups) appear to be original an untouched.

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Voidoid56 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:22 am

And a third '83, a SS/TSS40MRR. H-stamps, one replaced tone pot, missing back plate, otherwise original. I seem to have missed taking pics of the neck code on this one.

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:42 am

Thanks for posting those. For some reason I can’t see the images. All I see is the word “image”.
That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R V Neck Springy, '81 TE120 Arabesque Breezy, '82 LS120 Solid Flame, '82 JB45R Jazz Sounds, ‘84 ST70 Gold Star Maple Cap

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Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Voidoid56 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:34 am

Sigmania wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:42 am
Thanks for posting those. For some reason I can’t see the images. All I see is the word “image”.
Huh. Odd, they show up just fine here. Anyone else have the same issue?

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