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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: ST85? Really? Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tokai-ST-85-Natural-Finish-/141052301458

Any thoughts on this?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its an ST-85..
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Re: ST85? Really? Reply with quote

mydogiszen wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tokai-ST-85-Natural-Finish-/141052301458

Any thoughts on this?


Why the doubt? looks kosher to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

went for a great price!
another one added to the collection suki?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonah65 wrote:
went for a great price!
another one added to the collection suki?


Hey Jonah, why is it that anytime a Tokai bargain is bagged on Ebay, everyone immediately assumes it was me?

Yes it was me
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats, looks like a real good'un-- st80's/85's going for under ?400!!!!
is it a springy or goldstar do you think?
either way, shouldn't take much to return it to it's original state.
nice one.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can't believe that price !! its a st-85 springysound
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I saw it a couple of times before, but way it was way too expensive. Yes it's a bargain but a bit of a punt, as I need to verify the innards and stampings etc.

Yup, it's a pre-1982 Springy if it's got a stamp on the fretboard. I've already booked the neckplate to be re-chromed after I get the scratchings out - I'm assuming they are shallower than the number stampings. This is going to cost quite a bit, re-chroming doesn't come cheap.

I also have some nitro lacquer and a springy transfer ready and waiting. Will post some pics of the restoration here when I get round to it. I think having the transfer below that lacquer is how it should have been.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I brought it over from japan its an 85 springy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea what year?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably 1979 or early 80
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surely with the single round string tree, it should have a 4 digit "serial number", pre '56 copy? could be the wrong neckplate anyway?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neckplates, in my experience, were sometimes a little random?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes that's true, it's all very confusing.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a late 1978 serial number.
The serialisation changed early 1982 to other formats, more in line with Fender models. So this serial type is correct for 1978.
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