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1980 Tokai ST-80
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rashe
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: 1980 Tokai ST-80 Reply with quote

Hello everyone!
Recieved this from Japan. Seller said all original except the bridge.
E-pickups with 5,7K output
Guys, what can you say about this guitar?
Here some photos



Here are two ugly holes in body (


Closer




Neck plate with serial number


Inside


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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, congrats.

Looks like it's springytime on Tokaiforum.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabulous
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jonah65
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome strat.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice grab !!!!!
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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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fabulous quarter-sawn Sen body - this is the best cut for sustain and clarity.

Overall an outstanding Springy, fantastic photos.

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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes... gorgeous. One question..... did it have some other type of tailpiece, Bigsby, etc? I ask because of the two holes in the body below the saddles.
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rashe
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Yes... gorgeous. One question..... did it have some other type of tailpiece, Bigsby, etc? I ask because of the two holes in the body below the saddles.

Yeah, looks like there was some different tailpiece before. Have no info about that. Seller said bridge is not original. Now Im thinking about how to remove these holes =(
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duff
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stunning! I would leave the holes, they don't bother me at all.. think of them as mojo-holes
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Emissah
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

duff wrote:
stunning! I would leave the holes, they don't bother me at all.. think of them as mojo-holes


+1 !
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Mark Abbott
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does it weigh?

I wondering if there is any correlation between body weight and acoustic tone, which effects amplified tone?

Agreed nice looking guitar in nice shape.
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Abbott wrote:
What does it weigh?

I wondering if there is any correlation between body weight and acoustic tone, which effects amplified tone?



Of my 3 ST's, the one that rings out most (acoustically as well as amplified) is also the heaviest.
I'm not saying it's because of the weight, it's just an observation (there are other variables).
- all 3 ash body
- all set up (sort of the same) by me
- all decked trem
- all same strings (brand and gauges)
- all same amount of springs
- all non magnetic (full size) tremblock (IIRC)
- 2 nitro, 1 poly
- 2 maple, 1 rosewood fretboard
- 2 E pups, 1 '82 Fullertons, distance to strings (sort of) the same
- 2 +30 years old, 1 as good as new
- 2 Tokais, 1 Fender (but also made in Japan)

And now after writing this down, I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with this! Never mind, (I lost enough time on it) posting it anyway.

Feel free to ignore!
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rashe wrote:
Now Im thinking about how to remove these holes =(


If it were mine I would fill up the holes, and let the missus retouch it.
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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I will add this . .
This guitar is an ST-60, not an ST-80.
The lack of 'A' stamp on both body and neck shows it is not an ST-80.
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