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I would like to know history of My first vintage tokai

 
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lamyat
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:25 am    Post subject: I would like to know history of My first vintage tokai Reply with quote

This is my first Tokai guitar and yes it really sound great for me (i have another couple of fender MIA) the pickups is look chep but i like when the sound out after amplifier I have see several pics from this site and internet but cannot final on how my guitar were made,

1. it is ss-60, ss-80 or ss-85 model? (I have no idea about 4=2 OW (guess ow=olympic white)
2. What was the year of made it is '80 am i correct?
2. The body are Ash or Alder

Any commend will be appreciated , Thank you all Tokai classic lover!

My uploaded pictures here
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Iamyat, welcome to the forum! Like your guitar and the interesting way the colours have aged. Where are you from? You can add your location to your profile so we know where you found this lovely guitar.

OW colour code is Olympic White but sometimes stated as Old White or Off white (I'd need to check the catalog section). I cant really answer your question but would guess that it is a lover end SS as it does not have the split post tuners which came with the higher ST models.

I'm assuming that the sticker at the base of the neck has gone

Iain
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great color
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bluejeannot
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar.Looks like as Sen ash body.
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Suki
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a lovely completely original 1980 Silver Star. There will be a stamp on the last fret of the fretboard indicating the model number.
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lamyat
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi iainblack, thank you for your advised my profile location updated for Thailand, bangkok , agreed with you about the aged color on it this is the first thing i look as it and then ask for the price For your mentioned on the tuner can you check on my another pic below, course i think this is split post tuners or not? finally i wonder how you know that on the sticker behind head stock It's surprise because i see some glue are remain and i have no idea what is that sticker post any info about this guitar?

https://ibb.co/mvH4tv
https://ibb.co/mkBa0a

Hi marcusnieman, Thank you so much

Hi bluejeannot, quite interesting i will find more information

Hi Suki, I can't see serial number on the last fretboard or do you mean it is under the joined neck?

Thank you all all again!
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Suki
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lamyat wrote:
Hi iainblack, thank you for your advised my profile location updated for Thailand, bangkok , agreed with you about the aged color on it this is the first thing i look as it and then ask for the price For your mentioned on the tuner can you check on my another pic below, course i think this is split post tuners or not? finally i wonder how you know that on the sticker behind head stock It's surprise because i see some glue are remain and i have no idea what is that sticker post any info about this guitar?

https://ibb.co/mvH4tv
https://ibb.co/mkBa0a

Hi marcusnieman, Thank you so much

Hi bluejeannot, quite interesting i will find more information

Hi Suki, I can't see serial number on the last fretboard or do you mean it is under the joined neck?

Thank you all all again!


No it should be a 2 digit stamp (impression) on the fingerboard after the last fret
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lamyat
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI suki, my tokai don't have
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Suki
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should look something like this (where this is an ST-55) https://www.google.de/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjisb-WkdjSAhXQhRoKHXCBCs8QjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.japanaxe.com%2FphpBB3%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D546&psig=AFQjCNG6RHKKFKdaOsFEQvIIHvSfj3Etkw&ust=1489654386802573
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iamyat, I am a regular vistor to Thailand, i try to get to Patong beach every 2 years. I didnt realise that Tokais were on sale in Thailand. Here is the summary on Silver starts from my book that will help.



The stickers of the model number were at the base of the neck where it meets the body (black oval sticker and I think accompanied by a 'made in japan' sticker (oblong)

In terms of tuners this is a picture of a split post kluson:


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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

This appears to be a 1980 SS-48 OW made in Japan.
Body will be Alder, pickups are genuine, transition single coils (before they put 'S' and 'H' stamps on them), routing is original. The colour makes it an SS-48. Had it been MR, MB or SG it would be an SS-50.
Body stamp placement is correct for 1980 as is the white scratchplate - all other 1980 Silver Stars had black scratchplates.
Suki : the stamping of Model numbers on the fingerboard after the last fret was discontinued at S#00095xx and this is 0011xxx
Great guitar, enjoy

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