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by Suki
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help Authenticating Springy Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Help Authenticating Springy Sound

That's not believable. Until about '80, the Springy's had an allen adjustment for the truss rod, not cross head. Maybe if it was a very early ('77), it could have different routings, but it would have had a smaller neck plate and serial in the neck pocket, which is not the case here. By the time pro...
by Suki
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help Authenticating Springy Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Help Authenticating Springy Sound

The neck looks correct for a 1980-1982 Springy. Deluxe tuners and stamps look ok.

The body routings don't match that of a Springy. I can't see any stamps.

I don't recognise the electrics, but they are not Springy.
by Suki
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Springy Sound ST-60(?) CAR
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: 1982 Springy Sound ST-60(?) CAR

Ok thanks! Out of curiosity, how are you able to tell it is an ST50? Is it because you are not seeing a centre-seam? U pickups. The 60 would have E. Ok, so is this always the case? My limited reading made me think that some ST-60s came with U pickups, and that this alone cannot be used to determine...
by Suki
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Springy Sound ST-60(?) CAR
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: 1982 Springy Sound ST-60(?) CAR

AlvinStraight wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:01 am
mdvineng wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:02 am
ST50 1982
Ok thanks! Out of curiosity, how are you able to tell it is an ST50? Is it because you are not seeing a centre-seam?
U pickups. The 60 would have E.
by Suki
Sat May 02, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 Metalic Red with matching headstock
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: ST55 Metalic Red with matching headstock

All of my maple Springy and Goldstars have 8 hole single ply pickguards. There are lots of anomalies out there. Since I've seen a number of examples of maple neck variants with L series neck plates and 3 ply pickguards, my theory was that some clever dick at a dealer was maybe swapping parts around ...
by Suki
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Silver Star SS40
Replies: 23
Views: 13789

Re: 1981 Silver Star SS40

No these look different. The solder spots are spaced differently and the wires are routed through a hole to the front on mine.
by Suki
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Silver Star SS40
Replies: 23
Views: 13789

Re: 1981 Silver Star SS40

The tuners have definitely not been replaced.

I'm also thrown by the pickups which are black bottomed. It also doesn't have the brass control plate that you would see on the SS from that year.
by Suki
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Silver Star SS40
Replies: 23
Views: 13789

Re: 1981 Silver Star SS40

Just taking apart and cleaning one of my Silverstars from '81, and it appears I have one of these. Squared off routings and no body codes. Odd micro tilt. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zt7DKfgjww1GptBp7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/5Bzi31fDyFWamJvu7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Di96hB383N6kPa38 https://photo...
by Suki
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Unusual Goldstar routing and pups
Replies: 0
Views: 2303

Unusual Goldstar routing and pups

Hi guys, This is probably one for the uber-experts like Villager, Peter, et al. This appears to be factory routed as HSS - the factory stamp is intact and no evidence of post factory routing. All lacquer is in place. Pups seem different or replacement - surely not dimarzios? https://photos.app.goo.g...
by Suki
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST40
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: ST40

They don't always match - but they mostly do. When they match, it's a quite likely confirmation that they belong together. If they don't match, it could be that it was made like that, or that it's an assembly of sorts afterwards. I don't think anyone knows 100% what the number codes mean, but the mo...
by Suki
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 6947

Re: Authenticity

Serials denoting age are on the neck plates.
by Suki
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 6947

Re: Authenticity

Jeremycanlapan wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:38 am

It was proved by the experts sir that its a legit tokai japan domestic first 1000 production . My tokai is made for japan not for export.
First 1000? They started making these in '77. The serial is for an '82, so how can it be of the first 1000 built?
by Suki
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST40
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: ST40

I thought that too. The neck stamps and body stamps do match though.
by Suki
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 6947

Re: Authenticity

I've never seen a Tokai Strat older than '84 '85 without the pickup recesses. Nor does the pickup routing on this body match any Tokai of of the '70s/'80s. I can only say from examining the 35 or so Goldstars and Springys I currently have, and further ones I have sold on, and of this forum. Further,...
by Suki
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST40
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: ST40

It's because the pickup routings aren't correct for a Springy. Also, spaghetti Springys had allen key adjustments for the truss rod, not cross-head as with later Goldies. Everything else is 100% correct, and the decal looks a bit 'fresh'. I assume it has been reinstated with a decal - the trend in t...