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Tokai Springy Sound ST60 1979 - Sunburst
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1979 Tokai Springy Sound ST-60

CBS Style Stratocaster

Serial: 9008420

Made in Japan

Japanese Ash Body (Sen)

CBS Headstock Shape

Medium Thin C Profile Neck

Weight 7.9 lbs

Nut 1.66

Thickness of the Neck at the First Fret .83

and .90 at the Twelfth

Maple Neck & Dark Rosewood Fingerboard

7.25 Radius

Comes with Gig Bag Pictured

$$$ Professionally Set Up and Dialed in for Immediate Rocking. Truly Stage or Studio Ready/Worthy! (Fret work, Action Set, Truss Rod Adjusted & Intonation is Spot On)

Looking for a professional gigging or recording quality Strat with tons of true mojo and not an insane price tag?? Then consider this killer vintage Fender Japanese copy. Here is no doubt a lawsuit legend! This is superior quality Strat Style guitar, made by the fine luthiers of Tokai who are highly regarded as one of the best manufacturers of Fender and Gibson copies with brazen replicas in the 70's and 80's. Tokai guitars have a magic around them that you can't appreciate until you have one in your hands. Many of thier high end models are absolutely on par or superior to many of their American counterparts. This is not a sales pitch, this is an expert opinion by professional players worldwide. This guitar is in exceptional condition with very little to no visible play wear, aside from one ding on the top.

The 'Springy Sound' was a pre-CBS Stratocaster reissue made in the Tokai Gakki factory Japan in the late 70's until the early eighties. This is a stunning instrument that feels exactly like a vintage Strat should, with a perfectly balanced/comfortable neck and a trio of iconic sounding gray bobbin, alnico magnet single coil pickups.


  • 1 piece Japanese Ash (Sen) body with beautiful grain
  • Maple neck
  • 7.25" Fingerboard radius
  • Comfortable C neck profile
  • 21 vintage frets
  • 3x Tokai vintage voiced single coil pickups
  • 1x Master Volume control
  • 2x Tone control for middle and neck pickups
  • 5-way pickup selector
  • Vintage Stratocaster style bridge and tremolo system with Tokai stamped saddles
  • Vintage Kluson style tuners

It has just been professionally set up and dialed in for optimal tone and playability. It has low action with no buzzing or dead spots and is an absolute joy to play. It has been deep cleaned and detailed. All guitars will arrive looking and playing great. The frets have been leveled / dressed / polished and the fingerboard was cleaned. (Unfinished Rosewood and Ebony boards get treated with Fret Doctor - a proprietary all natural oil that is the best on the market) It has brand new strings, the action was adjusted, the intonation is spot on and it plays excellent. All the electronics work flawlessly.

**** We stand behind every guitar we sell and have consistently delivered quality that beats most people expectations, earning us a reputation for quality that is unrivaled. Simply put “good enough” isn’t good enough for The Guitar Dude’s standards and we try and make every guitar be at its absolute BEST to deliver on our promise.

  • Neck is Perfectly Straight and the Truss Rod Works With No Issues
  • Intonation is Spot-On
  • It Has Been Professionally Set Up With Nice Low Action & New American Made Strings.
  • If Needed, the Frets will be Dressed Leveled & Crowned
  • All Frets Are Polished Prior to Shipping - They will shine like new!

***Please note that international shipping prices listed are minimum quotes in some cases. Certain countries are more expensive and will require additional shipping costs. Express services such as UPS, DHL & FedEx are also available, Please contact me for a personalized quote.

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I offer a super relaxed layaway plan on certain guitars, that can be custom built to fit your budget and needs. It can be extended beyond 30 days in certain situations. If you are interested in a layaway plan, please contact me for full details.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Springy Sound ST-60
  • Three Tone Sunburst
  • 1979
Made In
  • Japan

The Guitar Dude

Lighthouse Point, FL, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

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