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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by felis, May 9, 2014.
That's OK, I already did. It was a great work wagon.
Just bought this beauty. The seller said it's an 81 or 82 st60.
Does anyone have an opinion on that?
My opinion is the same. It's a beauty. I love metallic red !
The final prospec saddles are the best element to give a period I think, but I'll let others give their opinion !
Congrats , welcome to the Tokai club (and this forum )
Probably a 1981, yes, but I would have thought it could be an ST50 or ST60. Not that there is any real difference between the two. Congrats.
I think I read somewhere that the st60's came with u pickups, but i may be mistaken
ST60s can have Es or Us. Mine has Es. ST50s had Us. ST50 seems more likely, but it really doesn't matter.
FWIW several sources on TF state butterfly string tree (on those models and production dates), indicate ST50?
Going by this and the 5 digit serial and '7okai' headstock logo, my best gues would be 1982 ST50?
PS reminder, I started with 'FWIW' and 'best guess' later on!
Surely a serial number beginning with a 1 indicates 1981?
The prior 7 digit ones for sure, following sequences (post 1981) 4/5/L5/6 not, I think?
So how does it work? I thought it was simple.
I still don't understand.
The serial number of our Fender type guitars are ram dam
As I understand it , post 1982 Fender replica neck plate numbers (4/5/L5/6) are random sequence. The number of digits indicate which model F type is replicated, not indicating production year.
So 1980 Tokai serial numbers are different to 1981? I'm not really sure that I care enough to bother learning all this....
Different to (post mid)1982?
No one's saying you have to if you don't want to.
I'm tending (doesn't mean I'm convinced) to think 82 rather than 81. I have an 81(that I can verify as 81) Tokai Strat with a seven digit (not 5) serial beginning with a 1. That guitar also has Tokai stamped saddles, not Final Prospec as in the example being discussed.
Who knows for sure though? maybe the neck on this guitar has been changed?
Nice looking guitar though whatever... congratulations @Anderoid78
In 1980, a serial number beginning with 0 indicates 1980, right? So you're saying that this all changed in 1981?
Yes, on a 7 digit serial number, as far as I understand it, the first 2 numbers represent production year.
A 4/5/L5 neck plate number indicates which type (era) of F. model Tokai was replicating, these 4/5/L5 numbers no longer indicate production year.
No, as I said before, I think, to my best knowledge, the change took place "post 1981, around mid 1982"?
Any reason you keep referring to 1981?