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'81 SS 40

 
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Kmax
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: '81 SS 40 Reply with quote

Hi everyone. I just bought a 1981 SS 40 Strat. As far as I can tell it's all original, if not then let me know. Also it's near mint with a few very minor scrapes near the bottom strap button. Plays very nicely.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNpLn9lDUnDO3AMZw7ITy8kvjFRHRd4Mrk2vcxcErI9cMzuQZyqNqIDN3hywM4xYA?key=Y1FFREJGbTBpYkhhRmRTX1RzNVFlWFV4dlRKbUxR

EDIT:
I forgot to mention that the clear plastic coating is still on the pickguard
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Looks legit to me.
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Kmax
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for responding. I had my doubts about it's originality because it's very clean, like new.
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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kmax,

The warranty card with serial# shows it is definately original.
This was however made in the Nagano factory, not Hamamatsu.
The serial# style, routing, neck style and pickups are all Nagano features not used on other SilverStars made in Hamamatsu.
What is interesting is even for a 1981 SilverStar, it is stamped SS-40 and not SS-38 due to the YS colour.
SS-38 were YS, OW or BB and the SS-40 were generally only MB, SG or MR so it is unusual but it is genuine. The Warranty card verifies that.

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Peter mac
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Kmax
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Peter Mac
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