I had to go back and search for this, but you were referring to this convo, right?
I was referring specifically to that pic in that it may or may not have been a 4-stripe. Given that the 4-stripe was manufactured in 1989 (at least, that's what's printed on mine), I don't recall ruling out that he only played with the 1-stripe... not to my recollection anyway. I even said in the following post that he could have started on the 1-stripe then moved onto the 4-stripe.
Incidentally, I hear the 1-stripe had a different balance vs the 4-stripe. Would still love to get my hands on a DS version.
Its a good day when resellers get plucked.