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Tokai ST-50 questions here..
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marko, I think it's up to you what pickups you want to use. I want a humbucker in the bridge position so I use Seymour Duncan Little '59's since I dont want to modify the body. Personally I like the pearloid pickguards, I use a grey one on my Japanese/American Squier/Fender Frankenstein strat . On my AST-40 Goldstar I use Duncan Hot Stacks together with the Little '59.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I did wonder if it was that Barry. Anyone out there got an ST-80 and can confirm? Peter, you've got one haven't you?

Mike, I don't normally like pearloid plates but that is nice
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

i have never seen the 'ST-50' stamp on a neck....to me it looks wrong. The neck markings were like..9=12, etc - not ST-50.

the fingerboard for ST-50 are concave,as yours is - c1964.
Fenda had 3 shapes over the years - convex, straight and concave, Convex and straight are generally referred to as "slab" fingerboards, made between 1959 and 1962.
"U" and "V" is neck shape, "A","B" and "C" are neck width - the combinations do vary to feel and year eg 1959 slab boards were on "V" necks but 1960 slab boards were on "U" necks...

hope this creates more confusion

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2003 3:54 am    Post subject: ST50 story continues... Reply with quote

Here?s the latest news of my ST50(?).
Headstock has been sanded clear, unfortunately there was two, too deep scratches where P.O. had scrubbed off the logo that I couldn?t take them away. But they are not that visible, fortunately. You cannot tell by looking 1meter away.
So, it has been lacquered and polished. Here?s the result:


Looking good, me thinks! Funny things is that it looks now cleaner than other sides of the neck...

I have also taken the frets off. I have a set of Dunlop High Jumbo?s here
which I?m about to install pretty soon. It still needs some preparation, before fretting.

Now, I?d like to hear some opinions. Should I try to imitate Tokai logo there, or leave it blank? Or possibly my name (which I have on some other guitars)? Or maybe just write Stratocaster, because theres no verification of the origin and it has fender parts as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a CBS three layer pickguard with three singlecoils. This is what it once came with. If you are more comfortable with humbuckers, go for the one you've got. I'd say that guitar is a 84' Goldstar Sound, a copy of the 62' Strat.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I got in touch with the guy who sold sold this guitar to me.
He said it has been told to him at the shop that this is mid eighties Tokai (and he recalls it being a Tokai Goldstar sound/not 7okai, or springysound and yes, he scraped off the text himself... what a bugger!!)
which had black pickguard with 3 single coils at the time taken from ?79
standard Fender strat.

Later on it had pearloid pickguard installed with one very uncool humbucker with really loud output. DC resistance is almost 14K.
I think I?ll use Tokai MK2 paf which comes from my LS70, with chrome cover. It looks quite interesting with pearloid and black s/c pickups.
And should not be too punchy with singlecoils, it?s dc resistance is 8,2K.

Here?s some of the parts together:

Maybe I should get black volume&tone knobs and pup switchknob.

What do you think of it?

And does anyone have a good picture(s) of Goldstar sound headstock?
I?d like to get few so that I could copy the original logo & text there.

Thanks

Marko
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