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Did I just buy a SST 36 Parts Mutt?

 
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ninja1195
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Did I just buy a SST 36 Parts Mutt? Reply with quote

Purchased what I thought was an all original early 80's SST 36 save for the bridge pickup.

Have a look at the ebay link below please...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331910418183?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Now that it arrived and I took it apart I feel that the pickup routes might be off for that model. As well why would there be a notch on the neck pocket to adjust a guitar with a bullet truss rod?

And while it is a micro tilt model, there is no true micro tilt round plates on either neck or body. Just a small allen screw buried underneath the three bolt plate.

Could you fellow Tokai experts please chime in?









As well I did a search and found this thread with the same body routes....

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=22100&highlight=silverstar
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, only initial observation is that there is no body code showing the colour eg yso. SS features seem to be there but they could have put a decal on the headstock?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

I have looked at the waterslide decal and even have another Tokai SS to compare it too and I am pretty sure that the neck is 100% authentic.

The body and its squared off routes are suspect to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The micro tilt neck look right too, does the plate have a number or is it the same as your other SS?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plate is a standard three bolt but void of any markings I'm afraid.
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

body top routing looks pure Greco to my eyes & the multi piece body points to a lower end model
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah those are Greco routes for sure, later 70s.
Which there is nothing wrong with that at all but not a Tokai body as their routes are rounded, Fujigen like.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a genuine Tokai body produced by FujigenGreco for Tokai hence the atypical routing.Not all Silverstars were built at Hammamatsu.Even the mismatched pickups may well be original.
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