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  Topic: 1991 Tokai ES-150 (non catalog model - specs?)
mattbarlow

Replies: 0
Views: 45

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:48 am   Subject: 1991 Tokai ES-150 (non catalog model - specs?)
Hello,
I have a lovely TOKAI ES-150, when I got it I wasn't sure about the year of production.
I contacted via e-mail Tokai-Japan, showed them some photos.

"Thanks for your inquiry to Tokai ...
  Topic: 1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop)
mattbarlow

Replies: 5
Views: 987

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:55 am   Subject: 1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop)
thanks so much!

I love the natural shellac color of the back and neck,
how do you like the gold color?
  Topic: 1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop)
mattbarlow

Replies: 5
Views: 987

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:07 am   Subject: 1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop)
Hello!

Its been long since this project was finished but every time I play the guitar I like it even more!

I got a 1981 LS 50 in junk condition - top was stripped and the back was painted in som ...
  Topic: NGD - 1980 Reborn Old LS-80
mattbarlow

Replies: 7
Views: 3022

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:22 am   Subject: NGD - 1980 Reborn Old LS-80
2 days ago I got my hands on my first LS80.
It is Old Sunburst in very good/near mint condition...frets have plenty of meat... just very few marks, last fret marked "80" ...nibs... etc ...a ...
  Topic: 1981 ES200J quite possibly the rarest MIJ guitar ever..
mattbarlow

Replies: 25
Views: 5141

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:01 am   Subject: 1981 ES200J quite possibly the rarest MIJ guitar ever..
hope that its even greater than you hope

Really nice to see such an experienced owner be so excited !

Looking forward to the full review
  Topic: (Very Belated!) NGD '81 LS 60 BS
mattbarlow

Replies: 18
Views: 7798

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:05 pm   Subject: (Very Belated!) NGD '81 LS 60 BS
Thanks Lee!!
I ll keep that in mind
  Topic: (Very Belated!) NGD '81 LS 60 BS
mattbarlow

Replies: 18
Views: 7798

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:04 am   Subject: (Very Belated!) NGD '81 LS 60 BS
Had to update since I got sheptone tribute PAFs in there... and it became just superb!
I love the sound of the LS now (was falling behind when i installed Sheptone HSP90 in my 07 LC185)...
Now its b ...
  Topic: My Yin-Yang Silverstars
mattbarlow

Replies: 12
Views: 4841

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:26 am   Subject: My Yin-Yang Silverstars
Ressurection!

Will any 11 screw pickguard do for a SilverStar replacement?
  Topic: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
mattbarlow

Replies: 7
Views: 2387

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:28 am   Subject: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
Thanks for the replies ! guys .... that were pretty much my estimations at the time of the buy.

The neck reads 3-13 clearly the body read either 3-13 OW or 3-18 OW or 8-18 OW in one of the photos . ...
  Topic: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
mattbarlow

Replies: 7
Views: 2387

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:08 am   Subject: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
Yo Len thanks for the reply...

I think there is no stamp at all.... that was stated in the add as well...
So... it is definitely weird since all '79 silver stars had stamps...

I totally agree ...
  Topic: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
mattbarlow

Replies: 7
Views: 2387

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:19 am   Subject: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
I m waiting for a 79 silver star that was in a pretty decent price...
Many clues point to SS80 (brass nut - saddles ... SS80 in the cavity ...) but the pickups are not Dimarzio....I guess the body sh ...
  Topic: SOLD
mattbarlow

Replies: 6
Views: 1938

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:33 pm   Subject: SOLD
Sick and tempting examples!
  Topic: silver star pickup ID ?
mattbarlow

Replies: 13
Views: 4101

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:22 am   Subject: silver star pickup ID ?
Thanks a great deal!!!

BTW its a stellar player ... not a strat fan here till now!
  Topic: silver star pickup ID ?
mattbarlow

Replies: 13
Views: 4101

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:50 pm   Subject: silver star pickup ID ?
its 9005 the first 4 digits



To me, the whole scratchplate and pickup assembly are from a 1983 model

what do you mean by that! Someone rewired it lets say in 1983???
What could the pickup ...
  Topic: silver star pickup ID ?
mattbarlow

Replies: 13
Views: 4101

PostForum: Vintage (Older than 1985)   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:23 am   Subject: silver star pickup ID ?
At this moment I don't have other pics. The serial is starting with 9.... And there is a 36 number on the fretboard. I think its safe to say its a 79 ss 36. Do you think the pickups are not stock?
 
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