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Help to identify Tokai Goldstar Strat without serial number

 
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ori
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Help to identify Tokai Goldstar Strat without serial number Reply with quote

Hi,

Could anyone help me to identify this Tokai Goldstar bought second-hand from a music store in the UK: https://imgur.com/a/t3srP

It has "Made in Japan" on the back of the neck, but no serial number anywhere. As far as I can tell, everything is original apart from the pickups and probably the pickguard.

I'm guessing that it's not a vintage model, but am just curious to know when it was made, etc.

Thanks for any help
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a MIJ Breezy with no serial number as well. I believe mine was from 2009.
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ori
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brokentoes wrote:
I have a MIJ Breezy with no serial number as well. I believe mine was from 2009.

After taking off the scratchplate I found there is a number inside: "10-28B" ...Could the 10 refer to the year it was made? (in which case it would be a similar age to yours) or maybe have some other meaning?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure these were all made around the same time. There is a few of them kicking about.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have one of these, surf green - bought new from Germany in 2001. It came from Tokai UK. It doesn't even have made in japan stated anywhere but it's definitely japanese. The model number is AST-50. It's an excellent guitar with a great tone (one of the best sounding strats I've heard) the only modification I've made is a pickup replacement - I'm using DiMarzio virtual vintage pickups on it.

Mike
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ori wrote:
I found there is a number inside: "10-28B" ...Could the 10 refer to the year it was made? (in which case it would be a similar age to yours) or maybe have some other meaning?


Firts two digits represent month.
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