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Newbie needs help ID'ing a neck

 
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lusn
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Joined: 17 May 2004
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 2:54 pm    Post subject: Newbie needs help ID'ing a neck Reply with quote

I just picked up a Tokai strat type neck, that I was hoping someone could shed some light on.

It is rosewood fretboard, 7 1/4 radius, headstock is Tokai shape, not exact Fender, heel marking is 8-9. Headstock says Tokai Goldstar Sound, The Quality Musical Instruments of the World, & oldies but goodies (on the end).

Very nice neck, small vintage sized frets, excellent quality.

If anyone can tell me the age and or anything else, such as where this neck ranks in the quality chain of Tokai,, I would appreciate it.

I am almost certain the body is not Tokai- it has simply 1300 imprinted into the wood in the neck pocket, no othe markings.
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Nik Lloyd
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Joined: 13 Sep 2002
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I think with the 8-9 marking and the "post lawsuit" head stock shape, it would make it around the 1985-86 era. The type of tuners also helps to identify it, if they are plain chrome tuners with non-split posts it is probably a ST-40 model (the entry level), if it has Kluson replicas marked "Deluxe" it is an ST-50 or higher. If the body is Tokai, it should also have the same code in the pick up or electrics cavity plus the colour code, something like 8-9=BB V (BB is code for Black for instance)
Take a look at the Tokai registry pages to see pics of the headstock and compare with yours.
Regards
Nik
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