ST100 on ebay ??? Some doubts ...

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ST100 on ebay ??? Some doubts ...

Post by tudor » Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:14 am

Hi guys,
I have my hands on this one but from the serial # it can't be an ST100 ... right ??? 7 digits ... never !!!
I've asked the seller for close up pics of the (stamped) fretboard and the cavities ... it doesn't seem to have the stamp at the fretboard, otherwise he would have mentioned it in his response ... and it seems that he's not willing to demount the pickguard.
He also claims that it has a 2 tone sb surface ... from the pics I'd say it's a 3 tone one ...
So - many doubts ... what do you mean ???

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... SS:DE:1123

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Post by stratman323 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:07 am

Looks nice, whatever it is. Hard to tell if it's 3 tone or 2 tone. Shame about the pickup covers though - I have no problem with changing pickups, but use the old covers! And why are so many pickups manufactureres stamping their name on pickups or covers these days?

Good luck if you go for it, Roger.

Mike

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Post by blake375 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:24 am

It looks from the photo like it has a V-neck, which would make it at least an ST-80 I suppose...

I think the 1980 serial number is consistent with the 3-ply scratchplate and lack of skunk stripe/walnut plug, which erroneously appeared on the 79 Springys.

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Post by Rossi » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:21 am

I cant read or speak German ( a few swear words maybe ) :P

ITS not a ST-100 thats for sure :wink:

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Post by villager » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:27 am

if its not stamped 100, and it doesn't have gold hardware, and he won't answer the questions you asked, thats too many doubts for me to bid,

it could be anything ..

theres just not enough information to know..

the minimum info needed...how many pieces is the body? and what are the markings..and is it a V neck for sure..

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Post by settebello » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:56 am

The seller says it have a two piece body. :o

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Post by villager » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:58 am

so thats one thing possibly against it being an st-100..

I think there were ST-100's with 2 piece ..which i seem to remember seeing at some stage..but it gives you more indication that it might not be rather than might be..

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Post by settebello » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:00 am

yep,maybe a 80,but you can't say with that amount of information.

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Post by tudor » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:44 am

Thanks, guys, for all your comments and your good wishes, Mike ...

The seller has stopped the auction ... whatever the reason was for this decision it has had a fishy smell.
... and he had stated in his description that any queries about ending the auction earlier would be useless ...
I don't hope he wasn't scared by my thread, because I've told him that I'm a member of this forum ... 8)

Roger
:( :( ... so I'll have to wait for another chance ... :( :(
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Post by tudor » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:28 am

... just one additional question concerning the ST100 ...

Why do these '80s models have a 7-digit ser # ???
I've thought the # must have 4 digits only ... :-?

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Post by stratman323 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:22 am

My 1980 Breezy TE70 also has a 7 digit number.

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:28 am

My ST-70 has a 7 digit serial as well... :)

Mick
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Post by stratman323 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:35 am

leadguitar_323 wrote:My ST-70 has a 7 digit serial as well... :)

Mick
Is it a 1980?

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:57 am

Sure is....

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Post by the_man » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:18 pm

she is.
7 digits without characters. imperial measures, not metric.
lg rup

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