No serial number
I can't tell if there is a "Made In Japan" stamp.
Has SRV hang tag, but this guitar is likely newer than that picture from the 1985/86 period. So May be unrelated?
These pots I see on Goldstars from the early 90s through the mid 2000s.
Countersunk holes disappear in the early 2000s I believe.
New member needs Tokai and Greco ID
Original post from 2014 says:
"The Strat if it's a real Tokai, looks like a 62 RI Swamp ash or ash body. Made in Japan on the pots but absolutely no serial number anywhere. It even came with the original hang tag of SRV still on the **** thing. Build great big beefy block, all cloth covered wire...but a mystery cuz I know fakes are out there. Story is I got it from the original owners brother that bought it on tour in the USA a long time ago."
"I don't know lol but I'm having fun trying to find out if there's was a sticker on the neck it's long gone and no evidence of it now at all. I don't know what the 7S or VS or 75, or even an upside down SL means,but it's on the neck pocket and under the neck pickup route on the body. Has those Gotoh tuners on the headstock as well? 62 RI was just my guess, but the body is solid swamp ash which puzzles me. Nice body but if its a fake, and who knows it could be, why would anyone use such nice materials and workmanship to fake a Tokai Strat copy? Anyway all of your responses are appreciated. It was sold with that SRV hang tag, but the odd thing I noticed is that the back plate hole aren't staggered like a Strat. The holes are even on both sides. Odd And if it's a Korean model would they have been using Japanese pups and cloth wiring and Japanese pots and selling it with an SRV hang tag after he died? Again thanks"