ST70 "Rare Model"

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Updated tally with any known serial numbers.


ST70 "1964 Rare Model" with maple board:

1980 ST70 BB Springy S/N 0012993 (FaceBook)
1981 ST70 FO Springy S/N 1024238 (leadguitar_323)
1981 ST70 YS Springy S/N 10XXXXX (eBay)
1981 ST70 OW Springy S/N 1024145 (Peter Mac provided)
198? ST70 YS Goldstar (Koubayashi)
1984 TST70 YS Goldstar S/N 107628 (Sigmania)
1984 TST70 YS Goldstar S/N 107573 ? (eBay)


ST70R "1960 Model" with rosewood slab board:

1981 ST70R YS (Flikr-Myxi2)
1981 ST70R YS (eBay)
1981 ST70R YS (BPJensen)
1981 ST70R YS S/N 1024205 (Peter Mac provided)
1981 ST75R MG S/N 1024448 (sigmania)
1982 ST70R BB S/N L00601 (eBay)
 

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Hi all

I think i do have an springy sound st70 r with slabbed rosewood neck
Hardware all tokai
E stamped pups
Correct wiring etc

And a midnight blue colour
 

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dennes said:
Hi all

I think i do have an springy sound st70 r with slabbed rosewood neck
Hardware all tokai
E stamped pups
Correct wiring etc

And a midnight blue colour

Pictures?
 

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I finally opened up my 1983 TST70 yesterday.... Made a sort of unpleasant discovery.

Seems that this guitar was stored some place that got hot enough to melt the spacers for the pickups. I have never seen that before. Bought it from a dealer in Miami.

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Neck is fine. Looks like that was the only damage. Not sure how to clean it up? Just ordered Fender spacers from Amazon.

Like the code, "If 6 was 9?"

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Further validation that my TST70 above is from 1983 is that the TST70 appears in the 1983 catalog and is missing from the 1984 catalog and does not show up thereafter...

So the ST70 is from model year 1982-1983. Some guitars show up late in 1981 as the new models appear on the market.
 

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Last catalog appearance of the ST/TST70

Google translation form the 1983 catalog.

VintAxe scan.

TST70-Y5/1961 RARE MODEL / *70,000
"One of kind" The TST70, which makes an excellent old mania as a guitar, a slightly manufactured "maple fingerboard neck" model in the mid-'60s, original with high-grade hardware. Appeared with the same pickup assembly as the material mounted.

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1980 ST70 BB

ST70?

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