Search found 335 matches

by Suki
Sat May 02, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 Metalic Red with matching headstock
Replies: 11
Views: 382

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: 9309

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: 9309

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: 9309

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: 1265

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: 546

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: 1414

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: 1414

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: 546

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: 1414

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: 546

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...
by Suki
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Authenticity
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Re: Authenticity

Let me help Jeremy here. I was having a conversation with him about his Tokai acquisition on a Facebook group. To me, it looks like an '82 ST-60 Springy. All is present and correct for this date, except for the body. The pickup routings don't match the Springy, nor the later Goldstars. Here is the b...
by Suki
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST40
Replies: 7
Views: 546

ST40

by Suki
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai goldstar decal
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Tokai goldstar decal

Sorry I have most of my Tokais in storage just now, so I don't have the '84 decal I applied to hand. I do remember though, in the 80's you could literally scrape of a Tokai GS decal with your fingernail - a lot of people applied the fender decals to the Tokais back in the day. Now we're trying to re...
by Suki
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai goldstar decal
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Tokai goldstar decal

I have always found these guys good https://www.rothkoandfrost.com/decals-c1 I don't even think the decals were lacquered over on Goldstars. I know the Springys were, and also the Silverstars. In the past, I have just used some PVA glue in the water. This seems to fix things ok and make the decal a ...