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Tokai Goldstar Sound

 
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tubescreamer
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Joined: 31 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:41 am    Post subject: Tokai Goldstar Sound Reply with quote

Hi again,

I hope I?m not bullying you guys with my need for information.
This one looks nice:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Tokai-Goldstar-Sound-Made-Japan-/280621366278?pt=Gitarren&hash=item4156563c06

Should be a `84 TST in, my nooby opinion , regarding the scripted logo and the original headstock.
Can anyone tell by those pictures which one?

Somehow I really wanna have it.
Again, thanks a million in advance.

Simon
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tubescreamer
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

please? someone?
any infos at all?

are 400 ? ok?
is it really an `84 model?
I know it?s hard to tell from those pictures,
but a "thumbs up" from you guys would be a relief.

Greets
Simon
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tubescreamer
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought it for 350?.
Checked the registry once again, should be from `86.
I?ll let you guys know what I think of it when it`s here.

86 views and no replys - should I be nervous ?
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colinhotrod
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Joined: 19 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya,

For a start its not a Goldstar! At best it is a custom or super edition. We need more pictures, especially underneath the pickguard and base of the neck to see if there is Tokai stamping.

Even if its genuine enough, I think you paid a wee bit too much, but as long as you are happy thats all that matters.

Colin
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tubescreamer
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: pictures Reply with quote

Ok so here are some pics.
Guitar plays and sounds pretty well.
I?m curious about your opinion, folks.

the left one


















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iainblack
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Joined: 27 Mar 2002
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Simon, neck looks fine. Is there a code in the body route like 7 = 1 OW Z. The OW is olympic white but they also did SW = Snow white.

If you look in the registry section of the 1987 catalog I think you will find the custom editions in there
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are they brass trem saddles? They look like Tokai ones with a keyhole shape in the middle but hard to tell from your distant photo
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tubescreamer
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for replying.

I couldn`t find a color code or anything else in the body route.
Everything covered with lacquer.
The trem saddles are not made out of brass, I believe.
Not quite sure what metal was used.

Take a look





So far the guitar really turned out pretty great.
Sounds really balanced, even with the cheap pickups installed.
Brought it to the guitar tech where the neck was adjusted and now it
plays very decent.
Judging by the whole feel I?m pretty sure it`s a tokai, or at least sth. of similar quality.
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ochay
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Joined: 24 Sep 2002
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at her and think it's a late eighties early nineties- 88-95
the neck butt has T-1
All the Goldstars made up to 1986 would have a number with and equals sign ie: 5=8
And the control cavity and possibly the Neck pickup cavity should have the same equals sign ie: 5=8 OW Z also
-not with a hyphen.
Also the pickup routing doesn't look correct as well as the pickup selector switch???
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