ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

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ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:45 am

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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by guitar hiro » Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:23 am

unusual color for sure but something seems a bit off about that one; at least to my eyes

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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:57 am

Interesting that it has the brass ground plate on a tortoise shell pick guard? Does the plate detach or is that a factory pick guard?
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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by guitar hiro » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:12 am

my previous comment was in reference to the neck; namely the fingerboard

even if I were interested in such an example, which I am not, there are way too many anomalies there for my tastes

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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:30 am

Gotcha. Cliff has an ST65 in metallic green with the maple fingerboard.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/147832065 ... 6953920808

With this one, it is odd to see a handwritten code in the neck pocket as well as a "D" stamp on the end of the fretboard....

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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:31 am

Hard to read. It may say ST70S.

I believe many of us now believe the "S" is for Special and not Solid on the LS100S. Could this be a one off?
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: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by guitar hiro » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:54 pm

IMO anything is possible with MIJ :lol: but there are just too many curve balls with this example

like the slab board fingerboard; that has to be a first for my eyes but then, I'm no Springy expert

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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:01 pm

What do you think the "D" might mean? I was thinking Discard or Defect? I have seen that somewhere before but can't remember where.

Wondering if it is basically a partscaster?
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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:03 pm

Here is an "E" stamp and a mention of a "D" stamp by you in 2018..... 8)

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"....did we ever figure out what the D stamp was on the very end of the fingerboards, on a very few vintage LS examples?

I don't recall that mystery ever being laid to rest"

mono

"The consensus seemed to be "Demo" so perhaps they were used at exhibitions/shows or in catalogs..."

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=24641
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: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:08 pm

Maybe it is actually a one off for trade shows?
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: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:59 pm

The one Cliff has is an ST65. It has the maple fretboard. U pickups.

Not sure why this one is an ST70 if we believe the writing in the neck pickup rout. Has E pickups. Tortoise shell pick guard.
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: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by guitar hiro » Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:13 pm

I have never seen a single example of a Springy with a slab board fingerboard; not a single example, until this one

curious .......

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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:21 pm

Here are the colors listed on the Faber site for Springys/Goldstars. Note the MG with a rosewood fretboard.


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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: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by CliffsComicWorld » Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:19 pm

Only the Tokai ST-70 had a rosewood slab fretboard. Even my ST-100’s have veneer rosewood fretboards
Slab finger boards were used on a Fender Strats from 1959-62.

https://flic.kr/p/2mvyc1j

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Re: ST70 Springy in Metallic Green

Post by Sigmania » Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:11 am

Sold. 8)
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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