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Pretty sure it's an st70?
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Mehu80
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Pretty sure it's an st70? Reply with quote

I've bought this tokai about 15 years ago and have always been proud how it compares to similar strats. I only recently started wonder what it's origins are. First, here's a few pictures. If dated it correctly, it's a '84 st70. There isn't a sticker on the neck but the serial number has 6 digits. Can anyone confirm if this is a correct dating?

I'm just wondering if there's anything special to it? All I know is that it plays beautifully and I wouldn't trade it cheap. I'm just curious about what it's value is, a rough estimate.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the numbers in the control cavity and the end of the Neck Butt??
What is stamped on the back of the pickups?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know there was such a thing as an ST70 Goldstar model.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I had really good offer and I'm selling it tomorrow so I'm not going to dismantle it. Going for a Les Paul soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mehu80 wrote:
Sorry, I had really good offer and I'm selling it tomorrow so I'm not going to dismantle it. Going for a Les Paul soon.

Your going for a Real Guitar you mean?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with the strat, I really liked it. You could make girls weep all night with it's sweet sound but the requirements of my current musical career are calling for a Les Paul. I bought it in '94 as a young boy and it cost the equivalent of ~150? in finnish marks. Sold it in two hours after I posted an ad on the net, here in Finland, and it went for 500?, so not a bad deal.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There wasn't a Goldstar ST70 as far as I know. I assume it's an ST50.

Should be an L serial number though.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately not a ST70 mate. Curved board for a start.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ST-70 in Goldstar were only made with laminated maole boards - no rosewood. Only ST-70 in Springy had rosewwod boards and they were slab.

Could be ST-40. 6 digit number and all . . .

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Peter. Makes me happier
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Could be ST-40. 6 digit number and all


Peter--with all respect, I don't think it could possibly be a TST-40--look at the tuners! TST-40s had a lower range of (non-Kluson type) tuners, and ceramic pickups (flat pole magnets), and I believe the pickups on these look like they're alnico (staggered pole).

It would have been instructive to know which model pickups were inside--that might determine the difference between TST-50 and TST-60, but I don't see any evidence to support it being a TST-70 (was there even such a thing?--not present in catalogues). I think I'm with stratman in assuming TST-50, or more likely TST-55 given it's a custom colour and present in the catalogues.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I was just going to correct myself - the colour means it would be an ST55. I don't understand why anyone would think it was a 40 or a 70.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See what I mean.... "Was there even such a thing as a ST70?"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick (leadguitar_323) has one, I believe.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, sure have, and it still has the sticker on it as well.....


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