Help to dating my Tokai ST80 Springy Sound Red Fiesta

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Help to dating my Tokai ST80 Springy Sound Red Fiesta

Post by bassride » Sun May 14, 2017 12:27 pm

Hello, can you help me for dating my Springy Sound.
The serial number is 8000876.
Thx for you answer

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Post by RyanC » Sun May 14, 2017 1:05 pm

Welcome to the forum. I think that's a very early one, the number beginning with the 8 implies '78 I believe... does it have the more narrow neck plate too? Looks sweet!

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Post by bassride » Sun May 14, 2017 1:39 pm

RyanC wrote:Welcome to the forum. I think that's a very early one, the number beginning with the 8 implies '78 I believe... does it have the more narrow neck plate too? Looks sweet!
Hello Ryan, thx for your answer. I don't think the neckplate is more narrow.
What you think with this pics?
And you are sur for 78?

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Post by bassride » Sun May 14, 2017 1:51 pm

RyanC wrote:Welcome to the forum. I think that's a very early one, the number beginning with the 8 implies '78 I believe... does it have the more narrow neck plate too? Looks sweet!
After observing the neckplate closer and comparing to other, I think it more narrow.
what you think?

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Post by RyanC » Sun May 14, 2017 1:58 pm

looks narrow to me! i'm sure that serial is '78 so that would make yours a very early example, as i believe '78 was the first year of production... also a pretty rare color i believe...

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Post by duff » Sun May 14, 2017 2:59 pm

I agree, 78 and looks like a v neck too? Nice guitar!!

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Post by bluejeannot » Sun May 14, 2017 6:50 pm

Very nice 78.If it is nitro its an ST80 ,if poly an ST60
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Post by bassride » Mon May 15, 2017 1:02 am

bluejeannot wrote:Very nice 78.If it is nitro its an ST80 ,if poly an ST60
Hello,

Yes she's very nice and in perfect condition!

This is a ST80 because it's write in the neck pocket.

You can see it in this pic.
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Post by bassride » Mon May 15, 2017 4:02 am

duff wrote:I agree, 78 and looks like a v neck too? Nice guitar!!
Yes V neck!

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon May 15, 2017 6:59 am

78 - first year issue for Springy's. I have a 78 ST60

The other thing you'll notice, the 78's had a rather sharp, angled contour carve on the front - unlike the more smooth Fender contours and later Springy models. Here's another one from a forum member showing the carve

http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Scotty11 ... 3.jpg.html

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Post by felixcatus » Fri May 19, 2017 6:31 am

bassride wrote:
RyanC wrote:Welcome to the forum. I think that's a very early one, the number beginning with the 8 implies '78 I believe... does it have the more narrow neck plate too? Looks sweet!
After observing the neckplate closer and comparing to other, I think it more narrow.
what you think?

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Narrow plate measurements;

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri May 19, 2017 6:56 am

Nice!

I always identified my 78 narrow plate as being too narrow to stamp in the serial number between the top two screws - compared to the standard plate size. :wink:

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Post by bassride » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:41 am

hi everibody, Im back for one question.

There is written "ST80" with Hand and pencil in the neckpocket .
Have you ever seen that?

Are the "V" neck and "E" PU always ST80?

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Post by villager » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:00 pm

no never seen hand written yes v neck and E is always 80..

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Post by bassride » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:47 pm

villager wrote:no never seen hand written yes v neck and E is always 80..
Not sure ;) I can see a lot of ST50 and ST60 with a "E" PU.

For example here :
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 7be95ea18e

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 7be95ea18e

http://www.music-trade.co.jp/t_80000294carte.html
http://www.music-trade.co.jp/t_80021247carte.html

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