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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by felis, May 9, 2014.
Actually, these tuners were standard on entry-level Tokais (ST40 and ST42 models and TST).
Exactly, the Goldstar ST40s had those nasty tuners & also ceramic pickups. They were built to a specific price point (40,000 yen). Spending a bit more on an ST50 got you much better tuners & alnico pickups. I always advise people to avoid the ST40s as you can often get the much improved ST50s for pretty much the same money since most eBay buyers don't understand the difference.
That would include me until @usul1978 explained the difference. I was given that black Tokai as a 'thank you' for a few custom wiring jobs. Although I noticed the hardware wasn't as good as other Tokais I'd had, I never knew it was a lesser model. I will also admit I've never totally understood Tokais model designations on the LP-type guitars either. OK, it's all spelled out here: http://www.tokairegistry.com/tokai-info/tokai-gibson-models.html but I'm not sure I could tell them apart very easily, and certainly not from an ebay listing!
Yes, some time ago I picked up an ST40 without fully understanding the differences from my ST55. I changed the pickups, which much improved it, but what I never got used to was the much bulkier maple neck. Fortunately an ST50 came along not long afterwards, and that is a really fine guitar, with a beautiful neck.
Almost missed it , just now noticed some Tokai 70th anniversary models.
Happy anniversary Tokai.
And next year some Springys (i.a. @usul1978's ) here turn 40. Festivities coming up!?!?!
I don't know yet !
But the springy model just turns 40 right now !
Yeah.. who would have thought it eh! Those cheap >Fender knock-offs< as some of our American friends like to call them, are now very desirable. Only in the hands of the discerning of coarse..
My old lady is 38 next year. The Springy that is, not a female attachment. When you get to 66, females three decades younger are just on a wish list.. ha ha.. know what I mean..
Yeah there are a few folk left (usually over The Pond) who still use that "cheap knock-off" term, aren't there? You would think that they would have known better by now, wouldn't you?
Too bad I don't have 2000€ lying around...
Anyone to confirm MIM trem arms fit in springies and goldstars ?
These MIJ are metric threaded.
So it must be good to use MIM then.
I don't know what system MIM uses?
Mind you, there's also the thread 'step'* to consider.
* we call it 'step' in Flemish, I'm not sure about the correct English term?
In French it's also step. (Pas)
I think it's good.
I think we call it the thread. And yes, if that's different, it won't fit.