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Sigmania
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Re: Details

Post by Sigmania » Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:32 pm

I have to add the fretboards on the ST70s from the early 80s.

The rosewood version had a slab construction.

This one is from an old eBay listing. A 1981 ST70R YS.

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The maple had a maple veneer or laminate over a maple neck. Presumably to replace if it wore out? Or to avoid having a skunk stripe??

This picture from 2011 by member Koubayashi.

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http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 1&start=15

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10993

Another weird thing about the ST70s is that some seem to have a one piece body as Koubayashi states in the thread linked above. I had thought ST80 and above had one piece bodies, but I guess this is another exception to the rules we have come up with here? Generally it is thought that the ST70s had a 2 piece center seam body, but there are exceptions, and these guitars seem to be pretty scarce.
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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 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Details

Post by Sigmania » Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:36 pm

1981 ST70

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Mysterious “D” stamp.
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 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Details

Post by Paladin2019 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:44 am

Sigmania wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:30 pm

I think I can see that. Could you possibly shoot a picture with a flash?
https://imgur.com/a/I3qLhJ2

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Re: Details

Post by Sigmania » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:15 am

felixcatus wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:54 am
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Ground plate with 'soft in between' switch are nice standard feature details to me.
Really cool to see a grounding plate that is so clean with no components on it. I am in the process of completely rewiring a Springy that someone screwed up the wiring on. Love the lugs/loops they provided to solder too. Very cool.
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 Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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Re: Details

Post by mdvineng » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:49 am

some details of my VSB80 translucent laquer finish all over. Knobs and bridge are not original.
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Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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