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I gambled on a '1979 Tokai Silver Star' - did I win?

 
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metabob
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:36 am    Post subject: I gambled on a '1979 Tokai Silver Star' - did I win? Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

Thanks for taking a look.

I saw an online listing for a 1979 Tokai Silver Star going for $450 USD and thought it was worth a shot.

I know nothing about Tokai's except someone once told me the 70's strats were as good as the Fenders.

It arrived in the post today:












Is it really a 1979 Silver Star? Does anyone know roughly how much is it worth?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
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hekdiesel
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going to be able to help you much here, just here ti say that if nothing else it looks pretty f'in nice. I love the wood grain on that.
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metabob
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha thanks Hek. It's real light and plays nice too, so definitely worth it imho.

Was just curious whether it was as advertised is all.
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only way to really tell is to open it up and look at what's under the hood (pickups, electronics, stamps in body cavities and neck pocket/heel)

Tuners aren't correct.
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I had those original tuners on an SS-48 I had a few years back. Yours is also an SS-48 like this one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rafaeldelima/sets/72157623794712451/
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metabob
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the answers guys!

marc I'll have an nosy around and compare it wulf's strat - man that's a beautifully pristine guitar..

Wulf, those pics are mega helpful, thanks again.
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