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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by FenderBNDR, Nov 28, 2017.
Thanks for posting, yours is a 3-Tone, right? Aforementioned 'color table chart' correct then!
Yep, 3-tone, the colour chart is right at least some of the time
I have a 1981 Tokai very similar to the one at the start of this thread. Also in the same mint-like condition, parts also hardly yellowed. Could you - or any other - possibly check if your 1981 Tokai has tone/volume knobs with 4 spokes inside ( see this picture what I mean http://guitarhq.com/fenddiff/repro_strat_knobs.jpg ). I am wondering about it as I found knobs without these spokes on a 1979 and a 1980 Tokai, and the same no-spokes knobs on the JV Squiers.
No spoke? 1979/80 MIJ
Yes, I have these on a 79 and a 1980, too. While my 81 has 4 spokes !?
(early/first half production year, around 'mid' 1981 some changes took place)
This is my 1981, very similar to the one of this topic. It has E pickups and what looks rather like laquer than poly fiinish, what makes me think ST80. The knobs did hardly yellow and have 4 spokes...
@inra311 does your 1981 have;
- 'Tokai' or 'Deluxe' stamped tuner housing?
- 'Tokai' or 'Final Prospec' stamped saddles?
- Hex or Phillips truss rod adjuster nut?
Phillips truss rod adjuster nut?
I don't understand. I've never seen a Strat with a Phillips truss rod adjuster nut
You don't mean something like this, do you?
Yes, this one. Not the hex one but the one like a vintage Fender (maybe I confused the correct English word for it...)
I suppose you call that a perpendicularly offset dual slotted screw ?
Well I certainly wouldn't call that a Philips - because it isn't. You don't use a Philips screwdriver to turn it.
But I'm not sure what the correct term is. I can't help thinking that calling it a perpendicularly offset dual slotted screw is a bit like when Winston Churchill was reprimanded in Parliament for saying that what another member had said was a lie. You're not allowed to say that. So he corrected himself & said that it was a terminological inexactitude.
And then muttered more words that could possibly have been construed as an apology, but of course weren't.
It's an improved access double slotted flat head screw and much better than anything that requires an Allen key.
@inra311, thanks for the info. So your truss rod adjuster nut is 'cross slotted' (treading on thin ice here ), which probably means mid/end 1981 production?
I'm guessing your serial# is higher than; 1014522?
Now if we could see some (original) post 1981 knobs? Anyone wants to make the effort to show the inside of their 1982 or latter Springy/Goldstar knobs?