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Tokai Goldstar TST-70 from 2014 -how does it relate to 80's?

 
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eltomek
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Tokai Goldstar TST-70 from 2014 -how does it relate to 80's? Reply with quote

Hi there, can someone help me to understand how are the quality and prices for TST-70 Goldstar from 2014?
I can buy barely used guitar TST-70 Snow White for appprox 500 USD (no hardcase included) but I cannot find any info on how it compares to guitars produced in 80' or 90', like Springy Sound or Silver Star.
It is claimed to have Vintage MK3 pups.
Thanks in advance!
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi welcome, you came to the right place.

Here's some info on old vs new;

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=23551&highlight=models

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=23152&highlight=models

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=144265&sid=8634673d2c05b81c23d5c8792b24904b

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=23088&start=0&sid=cc1207ceaede54025e6a25c35ed631e7
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eltomek
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, thanks for help! Based on that I just decided to buy exactly this guitar for 450 USD: http://www.ebay.pl/itm/Tokai-TST-70-SW-Stratocater-type-guitar-Made-in-Japan-Electric-Guitar-NEW-/182038120384 (except for here it is brand new, and now it's 2nd hand but allegedely "like new").

I expect it to arrive sometime next week so will update when I got it.

Just the aside note, I looked at what the MK3s are and it seems it's ferrite vs Alnico (MK2).
Most of Fender's Strats pickups are Alnico, shall I expect worse "strat"/"chimey sound than Alnico?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, looking forward to a NGD thread.
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