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New RW Goldstar metallic red (factory refinish ? What date?)

 
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Usul
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: New RW Goldstar metallic red (factory refinish ? What date?) Reply with quote

Hi Tokai lovers !

I just bought this great Goldstar in a pristine state ! So "new like" it made me wonder how it could be...

A gorgeous looking rosewood Goldstar in metallic Red, with U pickups (I have Es in my ST 80 so it's good for me).

There still is the sticker on the neck !!

Weihgt : 3,5kg

About the date you may help me as I have no idea (but there are Final prospec saddles, U pickups, brass shield behind controls). SN : L11982 (but nothing to get from that I guess...)

The color code in the cavity are modified by pencil from BB to MR. The black paint shows in the cavity and neck pocket (but the refinish respect the factory patterns).

Is that a factory refinish ?

The neck codes are half modified by pencil to match the body. Weird.

Full album here : https://imgur.com/a/eW4Oe





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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you can see no difference in shades under or outside the pickguard, but nothing seems exposed to the sun for years on this one !!





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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please give me your wisdom and opinions !
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Usul, nice to see you here.

Usul wrote:






Do i notice some poly 'craze lines' in that picture?
Somewhat typical Tokai for that era.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ! ; )

I'll look at it closely when it arrives next week, but I may indeed see some on the pictures...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking Goldstar, surely it's been re-sprayed? Who ever did it, made a good job of it, but you can still see where it was originally BB.
My guess 1984.
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Usul
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonah65 wrote:
Great looking Goldstar, surely it's been re-sprayed? Who ever did it, made a good job of it, but you can still see where it was originally BB.
My guess 1984.


My guess too.

About the finish, I'm betting some kind of factory refinish because :
-the pattern of the black and red are the same in the neck pocket and usual (ie a small clean rectangle in the middle)
-the codes were preserved during the refinish and someone took care to "modify" it
-the cavities have the kind of "white dust" inside and a general factory aspect
-the absence of decoloration under the PG is not contradictory with that theory as the general look is so clean and preserved.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice 1984 Goldstar.Usul.Congratulations.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you !

It arrived in good shape !! In great condition indeed.

It's cleaning and setup time !!



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic, great paint job, looks like liquid
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