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Goldstar modified headstock shape when?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely some of the dealers who are on the forum can comment on what the situation was in their country?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're willing to pay for catalogue access at vintaxe.com you'll find a 1983 cataloue with the modified headstocks but the 7okai logos.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When You buy guitar, it doesen't mean that it was made in the same year. Guitar can be made few years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, but the catalogue shows they were for sale from that year onwards.
The original question was when the modified Tokai headstock started. Most people including myself believed it was 1985 but it seems to have been 1983.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh? 1983? I just sent you a scan of the 1985 catalogue that clearly shows the "proper" headstocks.

It may have varied from country to country, but in the UK at least, it was late 80s or even later before the new shape was introduced.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's seems like they ran the headstocks concurrently but exported them to different countries. I'm not debating when they turned up in the UK but it seems they were available from at least 83.




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will need quite a radical re-design of the registry, if it's to accurately reflect which year the shape changed in each country.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, I almost wanted to keep quiet and not confuse everything
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys

As far as I'm aware, the altered headstock was for US only.

I know for a fact that Japan and Australia never sold the altered headstock - they were traditional headstock through to at least the 1990's.
As for UK and Europe, I'm not sure, but I thought they followed the Japan styling.
In terms of dealers, the 3 biggest Markets were...
U.S. Tokai Guitars USA, Lakeview, OHIO 43331
U.K. Blue Suede Music, Lancaster, England LA15AG
Aus Tokai Music Aust., Flemington, Sydney,NSW 2140

Unfortunately all 3 have now closed. I worked at Tokai Nusic Aust and have kept folders of information from my time there so my perspective is a little unique.

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