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The neck and body dates are all out of sequence on many of these unlike earlier years. Could this be indirect evidence of using up old parts in advance of shifting to producing Fenders???

These 01xxxx serial guitars seem to date from the early 90s.

Perhaps 01xxxx is 1991 ?

Also interesting to me that the ST models are typically low cost Strats. ST30/40/50 range.

HSS bodies are common

Pickups are typically low spec. Ceramic pickups or pickups with light gauge red white and blue lead wires.

Mystery 1990s Single Coil Pickups TOS1K or MKIII ?

Logging serial numbers:


Engraved pots with dates:

013852 Pot date March 1991 TE80A
014302 Neck date November
014338 Pot date May 1991
014405
0144?? Neck date November
014714 Custom Edition Tele
014937 Custom Edition bass

Ink stamped pots:

014984 Body date May. Ink stamped pots
014999 Ink stamped pots. Custom order TST?
015144 Pot date July 1990, Neck date May, Custom Edition AST, Pots out of sequence
015379 Neck date January, Ink stamped pots, TST50 ? Neck date out of sequence.
017304 Neck & body date October. Ink stamped pots. SSS
017336 Custom Edition AST
017579 Neck and body codes August. TST50? 60?
017631 Custom Edition
017698 TE80A
017895 Neck date June, Ink stamped pots
018119 Neck date June. Ink stamped pots
018440 Neck date January, Ink stamped pots
018854 Custom Edition AST
018882 Custom Edition AST
 
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ST50YS ?

SN 015379

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Help identifying a legit/fake MIJ Goldstar

1994 catalog

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ST50N ?

HSS, Fender headstock, 6 digit SN, - instead of =.

S/N 017895

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N.E 7ok'll Do said:
Hi all,

I have one of these, exactly the same but a lower serial number.Cracking guitar. Has a two piece body, Final Pro Spec saddles and Kluson style machines without the Deluxe stamp (same as my 1990 flying V).

I agree that the routing is not typical to an 80's Goldstar but the single coil routs are the same as my Goldies with the later VII pickups and the humbucker very similar to those found on Super editions. Mine still has the same MIJ sticker on the neck ,in the same place as the 80's Goldies, just in front of the neck pocket. Also the counter sunk holes for the neck screws and the couple of small holes in the centre of the neck pocket are exactly the same as 80's Tokai's.

In my opinion 100% Tokai ,but a later model, I'm thinking early 90's maybe later ?

Help rare Tokai Goldstar Sound

1994 catalog

"Export" models

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ST40SRB ?

SN 018440

Ringorango said:
Today I received an Email from the previous (and first) owner of the guitar. He say , "he buy the Tokai guitar NEW in 1994 in a Shop from Valencia -Spain" ...


JVsearch said:
Looking at the neck pocket I can see what look like little countersunk circular areas around where the neck screws come up through the body. It's a very nice little touch that helps the neck to be as flat against the neck pocket as possible should there be the slightest little bit of the wood lifting up on the underneath of the neck from being removed and then screwed in many times over the life of the guitar (just my theory).

AFAIK, I have only seen this on Tokai neck pockets.



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In the neck low part " 1-9"

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Tokai Goldstar Sound model

1994 catalog

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This seems to help some in dating these.

Same "S" mark in the neck pocket as the natural HSS Goldstar in post #3 of this thread (SN 017895).

And one digit away from post #2... Also has an "S" mark...


SN 015380

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Tokai AJB-55 1994 Natural | Reverb UK
 
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