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1979 St65 one or two piece body?

 
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Almostpilot
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:42 am    Post subject: 1979 St65 one or two piece body? Reply with quote

Hi
here are some pictures of my nice (i think) ST65. Have not seen many of these around. It is from 1979, all numbers match, A-marked scratchplate with E pups. The guy who owned it before me was convinced that it is a one piece body. I am less convinced.
Can you tell me who is right? And also, what you think a ST65 might go for these days.
Thank you.





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J.E.M.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two piece...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so too.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! Like the guys said above, two piece (you can see the slight seam from the bridge plate to the strap button) but a GREAT example of the flawless matching they did back then.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 piece centre seam..beautiful
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'd guess two as well.

Look in the cavity of the trem, just behind the block (or behind the claw) perpendicular to the front/back of the guitar- that's often where it's easiest to see, the join and opposing grain show up slightly more clearly there. That's about the only place where I can see for sure on mine that it's two-piece.

EDIT: Though even in that last pic you can sort of see the opposing grain in the centre there.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the gentlemen above said; Two piece by judging from these pics.

But damn, the matching of these two pieces (and those lovely grains) is so beautiful that it totally shows the quality and craftmanship when these Tokai strats were made.

Congrats to a beautiful strat.
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