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by Chum
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986
Replies: 76
Views: 14296

Re: Book, Tokai The Vintage Years 1977-1986

Hi Peter,

How do I order your book? I tried sending you a PM last night, not sure though if it got sent. I'm quite interested =)
Thanks!
by Chum
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Fernandes Telecaster with contour body, Standard issue?
Replies: 0
Views: 1310

Fernandes Telecaster with contour body, Standard issue?

Hi to all! I found a Fernandes Telecaster in what seems yo be candy apple red, with the newer, LE style headstock, slab rosewood fingerboard, and Kluson-style tuners. However, the body itself is not the usual Slab body found on most Teles; this one has the contours of a Strat, i.e. the arm cut in fr...
by Chum
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

[img http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190919_083012-01_zpselzr1vdb.jpeg http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190919_083045-01_zpsap8rbnnw.jpeg /img] Upgrade time for my Silver Star. I was able to find a set of U series pickups from my old Springy Sound that I ...
by Chum
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

Finally got to finish my set up. Here are a few pics: [Img http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190917_170941-02_zpskgxtub19.jpeg http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190917_171148-01_zpsehslczwq.jpeg http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190917_1...
by Chum
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

[img http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190916_060007-02_zpsuqoacn75.jpeg http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190916_055813-01_zps0kyd5jw0.jpeg http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/chumcastro/20190916_061540-01_zpscglm2adk.jpeg http://i1249.photobucket.com...
by Chum
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

Hi Peter, thanks for the info!

I was not aware that Silver Stars also had the brass grounding plate. Very Interesting. Would you have a pic of what the original electronics looked like? I tried the search function but I didn't find any.
by Chum
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

Hi, all original pups etc circa 81.As to the logo, only you can decide whether to put another decal on, if you keep it as it is, just put some laquer ver the area to protect it. Many thanks for the info! I will be keeping this stock, unless I find a set of "U" or "E" series pickups =) I'm having a ...
by Chum
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

A few questions that I have for my Silver Star: 1. Are the pickups, pots and switch original? I am not so sure because the pickups have no stamping on them. Also not so sure if the pots are original. The few photos I have seen here are of the "U" series (gray bottoms), also mentioned are the "V" sta...
by Chum
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Got a Silver Star : Sometimes the Stars Align

Hi to all! I found this Silver Star for sale 3 days ago, and I was lucky to get it at a low price. The guitar has a few issues, primarily with the logo, which has been damaged. the "7okai" and the word "Star" are visible, and the serial number is intact, but the word "Silver" has been obliterated. H...
by Chum
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Yin-Yang Silverstars
Replies: 12
Views: 5574

No, the pickguard/scratch plate is the stock one... I changed the pickup covers and switch tip for contrast...
by Chum
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Yin-Yang Silverstars
Replies: 12
Views: 5574

Hi guys! Thanks for the kind words... So, probably SS36? Good to know... Hi Iain, here are a few new pics I took of the Springy Sound: http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j445/squarerootsam/A%20Tale%20of%20Three%20Tokais/Springy1.jpg http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j445/squarerootsam/A%20Tale%20...
by Chum
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Yin-Yang Silverstars
Replies: 12
Views: 5574

My Yin-Yang Silverstars

Hi to All, I posted a while back about my Springy Sound. Well, I have since added two more Tokais to my collection. My 1981 Silver Star... I am unsure of what the model is, and I hope the Silver Star experts can help me ID it... The routing of the pickup cavities look squarish... I will try to post ...
by Chum
Mon May 14, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai goldstar sound
Replies: 7
Views: 13368

Hi there Goose!!! I also have the U stamped pickups in my Springy Sound...... They sound so good, I hardly play my Fender American Standard Strat anymore these days, and that one also sounds quite nice, just not as nice as the Tokai........ So much so that i am already considering changing the picku...
by Chum
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Info on a Fernandes Stratocaster
Replies: 12
Views: 18036

Hi there Chet..... I was finally able to take the neck off the guitar..... I didn't find anything stamped on the neck itself, but I found this serial number stamped in ink in the neck pocket itself...... http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r25/Chumpogi/Fernandes%20Stratocaster/Fernandes7.jpg http://i...
by Chum
Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Info on a Fernandes Stratocaster
Replies: 12
Views: 18036

Hi guys, thanks a whole lot for your replies..... I kind of suspected this was a 1990s guitar, thanks for confirming this, cmguitar.... by the way, would you know where these models were made? The guy i got it from said they shipped this guitar together with a few other guitars and amps straight fro...