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  1. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

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    Hi, and welcome.

    I must say I'm a bit surprised, is this a fairly recent model, with its electronics changed?
    Any more photos, neck heel, body cavities, headstock?
     
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    You beat me to it, yes the first thing is the headstock.
     
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    I bought it second hand from guitar store. Guy at the guitarstore guessed its from somewhere 90s. I think that pickups might have been changed cause there are no humming. 1551849894803997510163337844962.jpg 15518499575503680575660858000690.jpg 15518501006564162346479420912380.jpg 15518502301117532336103862699191.jpg
     
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    It's vintage style, the adjustment is at the butt end of the neck.
     
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    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's a walnut plug covering where the truss rod was inserted. It's what Leo did in 1954. ;)

    Strats are like that.
     
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    I don't know what it is, but something just doesn't look right to me about that guitar. I suppose I have never paid much attention to the ones with the modified headstock because we have so many of the 80s Goldstars available here with the Fender headstock shape, so I tended to ignore them. But something doesn't look right.

    Also, ST - 529 is a new one to me - never heard of that model number before.

    Something about the MADE IN JAPAN font bothers me as well. I wish I could put my finger on it. What do you think felis?
     
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    Is your visit to SpecSavers due soon? It says ST-62D... equally strange.
     
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    Does it? Well that's what you get with poor quality pics!

    ST-62D doesn't really make any more sense, I don't recall us getting those over here. And it makes no sense on a maple neck Strat.
     
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    Everything is beautiful of this guitar except the wiring. The one who did that soldering points is good for tilling the soil.
     
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    Nor to me. I do remember seeing a few of the US headstock Tokais here around the mid 90s (I think, a bit hazy). They were the low end models with your favourite tuners, to be honest, they may even have been fakes, one look at the headstock and my interest was gone.
     
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    I'm thinking the same as you on the points you mentioned.

    Neck looks Tokai made, I'm not sure about the body?
    I'm not up to date on more 'recent' ST's, but I have my doubts about the body being Tokai made?

    Body cavity photos could help?
     
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    Fender Japan body? The neck doesn't look unlike the AST-50, new ones don't have anything on the neck heel.
     
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    I think it says ST 62 B on neck cavity. And i live on Finland so maybe this could explain something. Maybe its partscaster but guitar sounds and plays like dream. Would have been nice to know If its genuine tokai and what model and year
     
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    Does the MADE IN JAPAN on the neck look right to you?
     
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    No, it does not look right.
    I do think that the 'rest' of the neck could pass as Tokai made?
     
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    I agree. So many things about this guitar don't look right to me. In 2010 I bought one of the new Japanese Breezys, (the ones that didn't have a serial number) & this is the stamp from the neck.

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    So why is the writing on the OP's guitar so different? Why is it ALL IN CAPITALS when mine isn't?
     
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    I just found another tokai with capital MADE IN JAPAN writing from tokai forum IMG_0054_zps261206ca.jpg
     
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