1980/81 0000 Serial Numbers On Gold Neck Plates

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List of ST100 examples and gold neck plate STs

Note that the numbering system re-set at some point apparently in 1980 sfter serial number 0008924 and the numbers re-set to 0000000.


ST100 Gallery

1978


8000720 ST100OW Not flamed (siamackz)
8000989 ST100OWR (Cliff)
8001307 ST100BB Not flamed (Reverb)
8002080 ST100BLR (Cliff)

1979

9003909 ST100GS Flamed (sigmania)

1980

0008924 ST100BL Not flamed, Oval 100 sticker present (Cliff)

*Numbers reset at some point in 1980 (?) and new system for gold plated ST neckplates until 1982 (?)

1980/1981

0000001 (All red atypical guitar)
0000002 (All red atypical guitar)
0000003 (All red atypical guitar)

0000117 ST100NT Flamed, Fretboard & 100 ink stamp (Cliff)
0000126 ST100 100 fretboard stamp (Bluesyrat)
0000130 ST100NT Flamed (eborej)
0000134 ST100GS Flamed (eborej)
0000188 ST100BLR (settebello)
0000223 ST100 GS Not flamed)
0000250 ST100GSR 100 fretboard stamp (Reverb)
0000256 ST100NT Not flamed (eborej)
0000276 ST100NT Not flamed, 100 fretboard stamp (Cliff)
0000290 ST100YSR Not flamed 100 fretboard stamp (siamackz)
0000569 ST100BLR (Modded) 100 fretboard stamp
0000580 ST100N Flamed 100 fretboard stamp (YJ)
0000591 ST100 GSR Not flamed (Steve Marriott)
0000630 ST100GS Not flamed, Appears to be 1 piece sen body (Cliff)
0000634 ST100N Not flamed (Facebook)
0000639 ST100NT Not flamed 100 fretboard stamp (siamackz)
0000655 ST60GSR (Facebook Rick Svärd)
0000699 ST60YSR (YJ)

1982

0837 ST100 OW Flame (Strat Talk)

1983

13695 TST100TG (ATO)
 
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No idea what this model is. Likely a special order.

Coincides with the use of the new neck plates.

All Red Stained Spaghetti Logo Guitars 0000 Serial Numbers


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ST100 guitars show up in the 1981 catalog even though I have found no ST100s with the typical 1981 serial number neck plates (i.e. 10xxxxx).

1979 catalog

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1980 catalog

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1981 Flat Top catalog

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1982 catalog

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These seem odd.

Seems like they are numbered differently than other STs beginning around 1980.

Logging them here.

8000720 ST100OW (siamackz)
8000989 ST100OW (Cliff)
8002080 ST100OW (Cliff)
9003909 ST100GS (sigmania)
0008924 ST100BL (Cliff)

Numbers reset at some point in 1980.

0000117 ST100NT (Cliff)
0000188 ST100BLR (settebello)
0000276 ST100NT (Cliff)
0000290 ST100YSR (siamackz)
0000630 AT100GS (Cliff)
0000639 ST100NT (siamackz)

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Here are the serial numbers of my ST100s:

0000130 ST100NT - Flame Neck
0000134 ST100GS - Flame Neck
0000256 ST100NT

I've indicated which ones have a flame maple neck. Might be useful to track this to see if there is a pattern. Seems like it was hit or miss with the flame maple necks so I was lucky to get 2 out of 3 although I've seen a few on other models too:
 

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Not mine, but thought I'd share the pictures of this 1982 ST100OW with serial number 0837 so that there is an example of an ST100 beyond 1980:
 

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Here are the serial numbers of my ST100s:

0000130 ST100NT - Flame Neck
0000134 ST100GS - Flame Neck
0000256 ST100NT

I've indicated which ones have a flame maple neck. Might be useful to track this to see if there is a pattern. Seems like it was hit or miss with the flame maple necks so I was lucky to get 2 out of 3 although I've seen a few on other models too:
Lucky you! I have 3 ST100s but zero flamed necks :(
 
SN 0837

1982 ST100 OW

Pot dates May 1982

Production date September

Neck: 9=26
Body: 9=1

VS-1 pickups!

Tokai Springy Sound
 

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Not mine, but thought I'd share the pictures of this 1982 ST100OW with serial number 0837 so that there is an example of an ST100 beyond 1980:
Just found it on Strat Talk. Looks like folks thought it should have E pickups and I think he removed the VS-1 pickups that were in it.

VS-1 are spec'd for ST100 and ST120 in 1982.

This is the only 1981 or 1982 ST100 I have seen.

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In light of the discovery that a guitar that seemed to be an ST100 and had one of these 0000 serial numbers, but is actually a 3 piece body and probably an ST60 that was upgraded to gold hardware at the factory, that these may actually be coming from a stack of gold plated neck plates that were used on ST guitars between 1980 and 1982, special order, ST100 and otherwise.

That would explain a lot.
 
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Bluesyrat

ST100 SN 0000126 with fretboard stamp.

I think is established that vintage serials beginning with 0 are 1980. My st100 (bought from villager) is 0000126 and it has "100" mark. I believe that sticker substitution is for very late '80 models (or after, not sure about)... so your 0000003 is a little mistery and Peter Mac is right...
 

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