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Celebrate your 40 year old Tokai's.

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by felis, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    'DELUXE'
     
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  2. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    But I still have the Tokai tweed case!
     
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I have the switch tip, it had fallen off earlier in the evening and I'd put it in my pocket. Its been on my ST54 for 22 years. :p
     
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  4. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Also very sorry to hear.
     
  5. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Now you've got me curious. :D;)
     
  6. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Refret has been beautifully done.

    And refinish is almost over ; )
     
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  7. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Ok.

    I think mine may be replacements too (kulson with one line/space like tokai originals, but nothing written on them. Deshined look.) But can't find anything like them on the market...
     
  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Yes that sounds more like you. ST100s had a factory fitted brass nut? Well I've learned something new today!

    I had a green Goldstar ST55 (now sold) with a brass nut & I honestly can't say that it made any difference.
     
  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I'd go for Gotoh SD91s, either nickel or for just 25% extra, aged nickel :)
     
  10. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
  11. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Nut changed for 'set up' reasons, no major influence on sound, at least that's what the luthier told me.

    The original brass nut was a little out of spec (worn/altered?) for achieving a precise set up, so he called me up and asked me if he could change it.
     
  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
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  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
  14. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Actually I use it to play cricket.

    My concern on that matter is purely scientific.

    (I felt for a moment like if I asked Ron Kirn if nitro sounds better than poly ; )
     
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  15. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
  16. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I'll swap it you for a rather nice vintage cricket bat.
     
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  17. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Ok, so my ST80 turned 40. With a serial 8000876, she really could be just as old as me, as I was born in april 1978...

    Anyway I bought it refinished in fiesta red and now it's 2TS. The wood looks great, I think anyway. It was an original blonde finish so the wood was nice looking when selected.

    I changed the plastics for something thicker, less white and not wrapped compared to the original B stamped pickguard.

    The neck was refretted (6150) and pleked. They did a great job to get the original fretboard color.

    I finally like very much the E pickups and don't find them overly harsh or anything (and I'm rather used to play with Fralin blues special usually).

    I'm really glad to have this great player which is "exactly" as old as me. Honestly, you really can't find a better vintage specs'ed stratocaster made anywhere in 1978...And that V shaped neck is just my thing !

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  18. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Two more years to go and 1980 Tokai SS-36 will be 40 years old!!!

    By then it will either need a re fret or maybe a new neck!!!:eek:
     
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  19. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 1, 2016
    England & France
    Yeah... another two years for my ST50.

    It won't be the guitar that needs a refurb though.. it'll be the owner.. :eek:
     
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  20. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    I like it :cool::cool::cool: happy birthyear :thumb:
     
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