1980 Tokai 'Springysound' ST80 Sunburst.

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1980 Tokai 'Springysound' ST80 Sunburst.

Post by spikeymikey » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:44 pm

It would be hard to find a lighter Stratocaster than this beauty. A featherweight at 6lb 14oz. and featuring a steel trem block and it's original 'E' series pickups which sound fantastic. Pickup output is 5.8 neck, 6.1 middle, 6.2 bridge. Two piece center joined(only just visible) body with thin nitro finish, very comfortable 'V' profile neck. Headstock missing decal but the 'ghost' of the logo is present and is possible to read it. Decals can be found on ebay for £5. Backplate tremcover is supplied also. A truly superb instrument in fine condition. I can supply larger photos on request. The price is £850 + shipping from UK. PM me if interested.

I'll add more photos later but more images are available on request.

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Post by spikeymikey » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:05 am

Come on you mutha's - I thought you guys had taste? :lol:

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:55 pm

spikeymikey wrote:Come on you mutha's - I thought you guys had taste? :lol:
Great price, guys - for a great guitar.

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Post by spikeymikey » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:29 pm

C'mon, you motherhumpers, let's be having you! Christmas is coming....🐣

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Post by spikeymikey » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:09 pm

I've had loads of messages regarding this guitar and I do still have it as I've been out of the country for several months.

It's still available and is now in the UK.

Cheers

Mike.

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Post by spikeymikey » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:44 am

The guitar has just been professionally set-up by a great luthier so now it plays and sounds even better than before!
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Post by Allo » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:07 am

Messaged .....I think :o

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Post by spikeymikey » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 am

Got message Allo.

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Post by Marco78 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:58 am

Radius and frets specs please?

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Post by spikeymikey » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:36 pm

Hi Marco

The fretboard radius is the correct vintage one of 7.25. I'm not sure exactly what gauge the frets are but they are the original ones and in good shape. I think they are the same gauge wire and profile as a 1954 Fender Strat.

I hope this helps,

Mike

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Post by spikeymikey » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:12 pm

Cheers, Marco.

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Post by Marco78 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:26 am

Hi Mike. I lost this reply! Unfortunately I don't like vintage specs for radius and frets. :(

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Post by spikeymikey » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:34 am

No probs Marco. I get what you mean and I used to think like that but its amazing how fast you can adapt to and exploit the differences with the vintage specs. I'm more into Telecasters than Strats now and the three I have are all vintage spec. Weirder still because I only ever played Gibsons until three years ago.

Of course, all the Tokai Springysounds are built like that so its unavoidable if you want one of those guitars.

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Post by Emiel » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:52 am

Marco, I had my doubts too when I bought my ST-80, but I am happy to say that the (soft V) neck is very comfortable and fast to play. Many of my guitar playing friends have expressed their fondness for the neck too.

Mikey, please show us your Tele's! :-)

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Post by luis » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:33 am

It is a shame no rosewood board on your spikey, I am looking for a good one...

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