I recently joined this forum as I am one proud owner of a great Tokai Goldstar Sound Strat which I bought new in a Swedish music store (Ajax musikverkstad in Lund? someone living in the south of Sweden that remember it? ) around 1985-86. I?ve always loved this guitar and it still sounds great, maybe even better now. In fact I have compared it with a new Fender Highway One with Customshop C?54 pickups and it is not the same sound but almost? a bit smoother and not as much highs but perfect for chord hammering.
What I have been told it is manufactured in 1984 but I can be wrong.
That?s why I?m asking for help for more info about this guitar.
Facts I guess you need to know and some pictures I hope will be at your service?
- Olympic White body with a replacement pickguard, and aged white plastic parts (still got the original, a white 3-ply, and the white plastic parts.)
- Rosewood fingerboard and pre-cbs head shape with the Goldstar Sound logo.
- A six digits serial number on the neckplate, all numbers (not L+5 digits, as said here on the Tokai Directory that Tokai started to use in 1981, which makes me curious?)
And this link will take you to a page with some info and pictures of my Tokai?
Now I?m wondering?
Is it a 1984 Goldstar Sound?
What model is it? TST 40/50/55/60 or 80?
Is there anyway else to look for more info on the guitar? The pickups? The pots the neck mount routing or..?
I hope there's someone out there that can help me... I'm so curious.
TIA / Sune (Frankie_Strat)