ST-45 or.... ?

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ST-45 or.... ?

Post by Gungre » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:33 am

Hi

Just bought what seems like a 81-83 st-45 with ceramic pickups, but it has the duluxe tuners which is confusing.
The logo is not original. First owner removed it and replaced it with a fender logo. The one now is just a sticker.

Google folder with pics:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... b7aUA5U8QR

Any comments?

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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by Gungre » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:14 am

Could be '85 too, based on the serial?

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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by mdvineng » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:13 am

june 84 is my guess TST50, some time in 85 the headstock shape changed, in 84 if it was for the USA
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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by Gungre » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:27 am

Thx.

Tst-50 with ceramics?

I'm in Denmark. Not sure we have many US-models around.

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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by mdvineng » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:51 am

who said they were OE fitment? the wiring indicates a change
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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by Gungre » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:34 am

The guy i bought it from, said he didn't change anything.
Maybe the first owner did.

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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by mdvineng » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:01 am

a full strip down and deep clean would have that almost like new, it would be just lovely.
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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by Gungre » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:18 am

I guess i just have to get started.
Never thought i'd end up liking a chunky neck with vintage frets 😊

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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by mdvineng » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:46 am

They are very comfy. It won't take long to strip, clean and refit with a setup to your liking. I just did that to an Ibanez rs1300 for a work colleague, he couldn't belive the difference in appearance and playability, plus it sounded so much nicer too! I also repaired his Marshall 50w combo at the same time.
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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by Peter Mac » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:14 pm

Hi guys,

I'm going with TST-40, 1985 with Springy logo. Original owner probably scrapped the Goldstar logo.
The body code is not pre-85, period.
Pickups looked swapped out to me IMO.
Everything else looks pretty nice. Change the pups and play up a storm.
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Re: ST-45 or.... ?

Post by Jeremycanlapan » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:06 am

Peter Mac wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:14 pm
Hi guys,

I'm going with TST-40, 1985 with Springy logo. Original owner probably scrapped the Goldstar logo.
The body code is not pre-85, period.
Pickups looked swapped out to me IMO.
Everything else looks pretty nice. Change the pups and play up a storm.
Sir help me i have a tokai but it doesnt have a recesses and markings on the body . It has a pencil st markings on the neck pocket and stamp serial number . It has a narrow neck plate sir with A black pickups

Some say the body is not tokai

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