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Starting this thread to document those big headed CBS era style Silver Star Tokais. 8)

Seems like they break down as 1966 & 1976 replicas?

The 1966 version has:

-4 bolt neck
-serial number on neck plate
-maple or rosewood veneer fret board
-no skunk stripe

The 1976 version has:

-3 bolt neck
-bullet truss rod adjustment
-serial number on head stock below logo
-skunk stripe

Flat Top serial number scheme beginning Feb. 1 1982

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Serial numbers (Hamamatsu, Inked on headstock)

8000359
9003913
9006356
9007765
1012478
1012701
1013233
1015647
1015971
1016229
2019822
2022598
2023970
2024070
2026559
3040381
3040829
3041142
4043368
4045236
5045521
5045576

Serial Numbers (SS60 - 6 digit on neckplate)

100396
101479
102285
104642
106447

Serial Numbers (SS60 - 7 digit on neckplate)

1012758
1024382
1024845


Serial Numbers (Nagano, Inked on headstock)

1102021
1102368
1102950
2103653
2103864

Serial Numbers Embossed on trem cover

5027646
502765x
 
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1979 SS40 YS with fret board stamp.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2748891268...Zb1EVODXp0%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc

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1982 SS65 with no skunk stripe/maple veneer fret board owned by "greco burst".

"Here is my SS60 4 bolt neck, natural colour SS65N, 1982, 6 digit serial number on neck plate, ST vintage U pups, Sen body, Urethane finish, Springy Sound body routing, cbs saddles, and it has the 1982 traditional Tokai logo font on headstock, with a brown Tokai case."

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5611&start=15

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1983 SS40MR (or TSS, since there's no '83 catalog we don't really know what designation they used that year). H-stamp pickups, well-worn but a great player if you like slightly smaller necks. Replaced knobs, tone pots and cap, missing back plate.



















 
Another 1983 SS/TSS, 40 or possibly 38 in OW finish. The white pickguard is non-original, so it might have come with a black one. Also missing back plate and trem arm, but the electronics (incl H-stamp pickups) appear to be original an untouched.

















 
And a third '83, a SS/TSS40MRR. H-stamps, one replaced tone pot, missing back plate, otherwise original. I seem to have missed taking pics of the neck code on this one.















 
Thanks for posting those. For some reason I can’t see the images. All I see is the word “image”.
 
Sigmania said:
Thanks for posting those. For some reason I can’t see the images. All I see is the word “image”.

Huh. Odd, they show up just fine here. Anyone else have the same issue?
 
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