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Jpscottk

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Hello all!
I'm new here but I've been scouring the forum for a couple of weeks. I recently moved to Okinawa, Japan and I picked up 3 nice Tokai strats. The latest, (and probably last because my wife will kill me if I come home with another guitar), is a sweet Custom Edition SD652 which I got from a second hand shop for 19800 yen. That's about $180 US. They had it on sale as a junk guitar because they thought it was modified and they couldn't lower the action. Took me 5 minutes to sort it out. Aside from the oxidation of the gold plated hardware, it's immaculate. Hard to believe it's a 35 year old guitar. I do have a few questions if anyone has any experience with these. The guitar has a compartment on the back that I thought was a battery for active electronics. I took off the cover and it's just a routed space- not even a hole for a wire. The few other guitars I have seen online didn't have this compartment. Was there an active pickup version of this guitar? Also, it seems pretty rare. What would you think it's actually worth? I would appreciate any info. I will post some pics once I figure out how to do it here. Thanks!
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found these with compartment 1986 Tokai Japan SD653 HSS Superstrat (Black/Gold) | Reverb

without Tokai Super Edition SD-65s / Shift 2001 Trem MIJ 1985 | Reverb

 
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My guitar looks just like the black one except with the 2 humbuckers. Thanks for the reply!
 

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No I'm a DOD civilian living in Uruma right by the beach. Okinawa is great, lots of traffic though!
 

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Could you perhaps share your serial number? I can't see it in the photos and am trying to figure out the dating on some of these unusal 6 digit serial numbers.

Thanks!
 

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These were called the "Lady Killer" in the 1986 catalog.

SD652 with the double humbuckers.

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