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Skiroy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Verify this Silverstar Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokai-Silver-Star-1980-Awesome-Vintage-Player-/170761523676?pt=Guitar&hash=item27c22e11dc#ht_500wt_949

Can anyone verify if this is a real lawsuit era silverstar?
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jacco
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a 100% legit 1980 Tokai SS, not a lawsuit guitar though
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tserotas
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a pre 1983, spaghetti logo ss38 or 40 based on tuners
Low end model, but still very good tone
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chu71
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was gonna ask, how do u differentiate the ss38 and 40s from the higher silverstars?also, which pickups do they carry?
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settebello
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver Star Specs.

There's also a 3 bolt SS60 like this.Schallertyp tuners,brass saddles and
2 piece alder body(poly).


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Skiroy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anything identifying marks anywhere on the silver star to verify which model it is or if it is alder vs ash?

Also I thought a eveything before a 1984 was a lawsuit era or am I confusing this with pre lawsuit era?
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Skiroy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really love the tone of this Tokai but I cant get in contact with the guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bxIxbK3y_I

It says its all original except the tuners. Can anyone identify which model,year or if its ash?

Also what are good tuners to get for replacements for the silver star considering this tone?
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Skiroy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skiroy wrote:
I really love the tone of this Tokai but I cant get in contact with the guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bxIxbK3y_I

It says its all original except the tuners. Can anyone identify which model,year or if its ash?What info do I need to ask him to get the wood type,year and model?

Also what are good tuners to get for replacements for the silver star considering this tone?
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skiroy wrote:
I really love the tone of this Tokai but I cant get in contact with the guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bxIxbK3y_I

It says its all original except the tuners. Can anyone identify which model,year or if its ash?

Also what are good tuners to get for replacements for the silver star considering this tone?


No orginal Silverstar came with a humbucker in the bridge position. Tuners and tone?? Really?
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chu71
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

back when i was more aware of the market, i seldom saw hi end sstars. all i found were 38s and maybe 40s.

how do the higher end ss compare to the st springys?
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chu71 wrote:
back when i was more aware of the market, i seldom saw hi end sstars. all i found were 38s and maybe 40s.

how do the higher end ss compare to the st springys?


I've never seen or played one of the higher end Silver Stars but some of the forum members that have them speak very highly of them.

The post CBS Fender Strats that the Silver Stars are fashioned after are not very highly regarded compared to the earlier 50's and 60's strats. Fender cut a lot of corners in mass producing them. Lots of people don't like the 3 bolt, micro tilt adjustable neck.

I have an SS38 and my springy's sound and play much better.
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muccax
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
i have one ss model a ss 48/50 ,,, have sold 2 ss 50 models .... they are very good guitars all mine had a slim 70 neck and they are copy off the 70 strat if you like that ,,,, they are cheap and i think they are good quality ,,, the only difference from a ss38 to a ss 50 is the tuners and pickups ... and they can easy be changed so if you find a cheap ss 38 buy it and then if you like it you could upgrade the guitar
i think they are very unterrated guitars
all the best


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chu71
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would ve imagined there would be more differences than just the replaceable parts. Hmmm interesting. i owned an ss38 but it wasn t in very good condition. I ve always liked the cbs strat headstock ... Hmm - silvestar gas ...
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Skiroy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://s1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa384/claykent/Greco%20Silver%20Star%20ls48/?action=view&current=IMG_4004.jpg

What year is this one?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'79 SS48

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