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Is this a genuine Japanese Goldstar?

 
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BeeVee
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Is this a genuine Japanese Goldstar? Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I'm thinking of buying a Tokai Goldstar from the mid 80's. The seller sent me a couple of photo's of the guitar and i doubt if it's an original genuine Japanese Tokai. The pickups don't seem original and i'm also not sure about the pickguard and electronics. Can you help me out?

I hope to hear from you guys!













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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

It has an original logo, neck MAY be from an ST-40 but other than that, it's been attached to a different body+electrics.

Avoid this - it's a fake

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mirrorboy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see the Tokai paint code for black in the body cavity.
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Barks67
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's ST40 neck, machine heads and body, so all wood bits legit.
Replaced scratchplate and pickups, and a few replacement saddles. Bridge screws not original as should be Philips type not slot type.
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jonah65
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tokai japan st40.
electrics changed (as is common with 95% of 40's ceramic pickups).
some new saddles.
hardly a collectors item, but still a good guitar.
worth about ?200 imo.
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BeeVee
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot guys! Good to know that it's not an original guitar.
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