Help to identify Tokai Goldstar Strat without serial number

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ori
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Help to identify Tokai Goldstar Strat without serial number

Post by ori » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am

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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Post by brokentoes » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am

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

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Post by ori » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:28 pm

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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Post by brokentoes » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:53 am

I'm pretty sure these were all made around the same time. There is a few of them kicking about.

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Post by javelin70 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:16 am

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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Post by felixcatus » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:58 am

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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