Silver Star Gallery

Area for Tokai's older than 1985

Moderators: ian, ned

mdvineng
Guitar God
Posts: 1137
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:01 am
Location: manchester

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by mdvineng » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:46 am

Yup, just "image"
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

settebello
Guitar God
Posts: 1290
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:13 pm
Location: France,Lorraine

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by settebello » Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:50 am

My '81 SS60.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:50 am

Beautiful.
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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:52 pm

Odd SS in Russia with serial number on trem cover and incorrect color code.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26100


I just spotted a 1954 Strat with the serial number on the trem cover...

http://www.guitarhq.com/54strat.html

Image
Last edited by Sigmania on Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:30 am, edited 2 times in total.
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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:55 pm

Last edited by Sigmania on Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:40 pm

Not seeing any '66 versions with the 4 bolt neck, etc. in the 1981 catalog.
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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:34 am

Just found this helpful post:
_JDZ wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:13 pm

Here's how Tokai described the different pickups:

The SS series was produced in response to the demands of contemporary music. Our lineup is composed only of professional instruments with fatter and more powerful sound. 1) DiMarzio Fat Strat: The SS80 and 85N are mounted with the DiMarzio FS1, the top choice for replacement pickups. The thrilling and attacky, powerful and exciting sound produced by the splendid matching of excellent hardware has to be heard to be believed. 2) SS Super: One wide-range single-coil pickup specially developed for the SS series. Provides the well-balanced and versatile sound characteristic of the modern Strat. Renowned as one of the best pickups for effects, it delivers beautifully live or in the studio. A truly powerful pickup demonstrating 100% of the true appeal of the single-coil sound. (Mounted on the SS48, 60, and 65N.) 3) SS Hot: As the name implies, this high-response pickup was designed for a powerful, hot sound. Materials used in construction were exhaustively researched to lend the essence of the Strat sound. Reviving the expressive potential of high-order pickups at a fraction of the price, this pick up is the king of high cost-performance. (SS40 and 36.)
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... te#p190945
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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:34 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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:56 pm

Disassembling and cleaning an SS40. Super cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7PB6NLOTog

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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:57 am

1981 SS65 N

4 Bolt neck and the nicer hardware.

"1966 model"

2 piece center seam alder (?)

Natural finish.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224935387334? ... media=COPY

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by Sigmania on Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:28 am, edited 2 times in total.
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

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:38 am

Sigmania wrote:
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.

Image


https://www.ebay.com/itm/224564725796?m ... true&rt=nc

Image

1966 RARE MODEL SS60-BB ¥ 60a000 The dramatic appearance of SS60 / BB, which can be said to be the Hendrix memory dedicated by the project team to the unprecedented genius guitarist Jimmy Hendrix. The sensational sound of the legendary Monterey Festival cannot be reproduced without this model. A perfect replica of the maple-pasted fingerboard neck model that the genius guitarist loved so much down to the details. The unrivaled performance of Kluson type pegs, 4-point stop neck set plate, special alloy tremolo unit, etc. is brought to the genuine Jimi Hendrix freak.
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

Voidoid56
Guitar God
Posts: 137
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 3:40 am
Location: Sweden

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Voidoid56 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:55 pm

All-black oddball SS, probably 1982, possibly order-made.

  • All-black finish, i e painted neck, not just headstock.
  • No serial, not on the headstock, not on the neckplate, not even on the trem spring cover...
  • Headstock decal á la 1982 SS-60, i e with Silver Star in small caps.
  • U-stamp pickups and brass control plate, i e basically a harness straight out of an ST-50 Springy. It even has the same countersunk height adjustment screws with large heads as the pre-CBS copies, and a pickguard with countersunk holes for them.
  • The bridge seems to be an ST-style Final Prospec unit, only with Silver Star-style cast saddles.
Full details in this post:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26385

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

hunter
Guitar God
Posts: 488
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:19 am
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by hunter » Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:13 am

1983 silver star Blue metallic


Image

Image

Image

hunter
Guitar God
Posts: 488
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:19 am
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by hunter » Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:38 am

Very rare 1981 LPB Silver star. These are sellers pictures. I don't have it yet.

Image

Image

Image

Sigmania
Donating Member
Posts: 4170
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Silver Star Gallery

Post by Sigmania » Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:54 am

Congrats if you bought it. I love the metallic blue and the lake placid blue finish that Tokai used.
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

Post Reply