1984? Goldstar Information

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1984? Goldstar Information

Post by scimitar » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:24 pm

After having nosed around this site for a couple of days I thought I should post some pictures of my Goldstar.

Having read quite a few posts etc. I think I have a 1984 Goldstar ST40 but there are a few things about it that don't seem to follow what I've seen stated. I bought the guitar secondhand in 1987 so 84 seems likely, it has ceramic magnet pickups so must be an ST40. However it appears to have a 2 piece body, I can quite clearly see the centre seam but no others and since the grain is visible I'm sure I would see them. Also there are no "divots" under the pickup mounting screws and the letter next to the colour code is a V which means earlier than 84? Saddles are marked "Final Prospec".
Anyway here are the pictures, I would be interested in your thoughts.

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Post by bluejeannot » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Looks exactly right for an 84 st 40.Gabe.
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Post by scimitar » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:30 am

What about the 2 piece body or did they vary?

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Goldstar she is

Post by the_man » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:41 pm

2 pieces were perfectly norma for the time. Actually a 2-piece Goldstar is a very good one. You'd only find single piece on ST80 and up (Springy).

However, the wiring is not original. The pots are. I am not sure about the pups.

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Post by bluejeannot » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:38 pm

Both the wiring and pickups are original.Gabe.
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Post by scimitar » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:45 am

Thanks for your feedback, I would have guessed that it hadn't been messed with at all having bought it pretty "young" but its nice to have an experts opinion.

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Post by jonah65 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:57 am

black/blue wiring on pickups, i'm confused. :-?

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Post by bluejeannot » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:01 am

What`s confusing you Martin?Gabe.
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Post by jonah65 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:49 pm

am i nuts :o , but you and others are saying blue/black wiring = silverstar, and black/white wiring for a goldstar (st40) in the other thread. well this one most definately has blue/black wiring on my screen, yet you say it looks totally original???

have i got my wires crossed :oops: cheers gabe, martin.

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Post by bluejeannot » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:18 pm

Aha!Well this is not an exact science but Goldie St 40s and Silverstars often have black and blue wires whilst goldie st50s have black and white wires.Gabe.
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Post by jonah65 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:58 am

it looks like blue/black wires on ceramic pickups (st40) and black/white wires on
alnico pickups (st50 and above).
therefore in the other thread, it looks like someone has swapped the ceramic pickups for alnico pickups, but used the original wiring--simples.

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