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Just getting an idea of the range of when these were used?

So far it looks like they began a little before May 1986.

Fender style serial numbers go into Spring of 1986.

Fender Style Serial Numbers Ended When?

Not sure where these change.

1986

SN 203436 Super Edition ASD
SN 203555 PB50BB bass
SN 203831 Super Edition HSS
SN 203832 Limited Edition HSS
SN 204701 FSS Super Edition
SN 205338 Super Edition
SN 205548 Super Edition
SN 206301 Limited Edition HSS
SN 206684 Custom Edition Tele
SN 207011 Super Edition HSS
SN 208830 Super Edition Hockey stick
SN 209406 PB48 ABR
SN 209519 TST40OW
SN 209618 AST-62
SN 209815 TST50 OW Production date May (1986?), brass ground plate
SN 209980 Custom Edition Super Strat

1987

SN 210059 AST-62
SN 210172 Custom Edition
SN 211858 Custom Edition
SN 212215 Custom Edition'
SN 212278 Custom Edition bass
SN 212846 TST?? MP, Production date of February
SN 213510 Custom Edition Tele
SN 214076 Custom Edition bass
SN 214092, TST40 OW, Pot date January 1987, production date February
SN 214094 TST?? GS
SN 214136
SN 214268 TST50 R MR, Production date of February
SN 214347 Super Edition
SN 214394 TST40 OW, Production date of February
SN 214985 TST40 BB Pot date March 1987, production date of July. # out of sequence
SN 215048 TST50 R MR
SN 215337 TST40 OWR Pot date March 1987, production date August. # out of sequence
SN 216185 Custom Edition TST
SN 216821 TX 801
SN 216866 Custom Edition JB45
SN 217039 TX 801
SN 217339 Custom Edition Tele
SN 217437 TST50N, Pot date January 1987, production date February
SN 217527
SN 217619, AST40 R OW, Pot date January 1987, production date February
SN 217821 Custom Edition bass
SN 217923 TST40YS
SN 219097 Custom Edition bass fretless PB50
SN 219293 TX 801
SN 219413 TST40 OW
SN 219447 AST40 OW
SN 220492 Custom Edition Concorde head
SN 220598 Custom Edition HSH body
SN 220914 Custom Edition HSS
SN 221662 TST55 SRR Red Sparkle
SN 222587, TST50 GS, Pot date March 1987, production date May
SN 222734 TST50 LB
SN 222851 TST50BB ?
SN 222900 TST40YS
SN 222932
SN 222938 AST-56L SW
SN 223346 TST40BB Production date May
SN 223668 Custom Edition Tele 60
SN 223816 Custom Edition
SN 224070 Custom Edition Tele 60
SN 224974 TE80A, Pot dates Sept 1986, April 1987, prod. date December, # out of sequence.
SN 225916 Custom Edition MJB70
SN 226824, TTE50 OW, Pot date April 1987, production date July
SN 226964 TST?? OW
SN 227141 Custom Edition
SN 227190 Partscaster, Production date December (body)
SN 227239 "Betsy"
SN 228757 TST40 OW Production date July.
SN 229307 TST40 R BB
SN 229339 TE80A
SN 230100 Custom Edition AST
SN 230203 Custom Ediiton TPB bass
SN 231031 Custom Edition AJB bass
 
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This one is probably from May 1986

Re-wired with CTS pots from 2013.

S/N 209815

TST50 OW


Note: Still has brass grounding plate which is gone in examples by Feb 1987.


help identifying a TST-60

Tokai Goldstar Sound TST-60s 1984 Cream White Fender Stratocaster reissue | Reverb UK

Tokai Goldstar Stratocaster Olympic white | Reverb

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Note: Brass ground plate has been phased out by the time this guitar was made in 1987.

Brass Ground Plate

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S/N 222587

  • V II pickups and Klusons so should be TST-50GS (despite 1954 detail, like a button string tree)
  • Pot codes are March 1987
  • Final Prospec bridge
  • Production codes separated by a dash, not =
  • Routs without pickup screw indentations, no control brass plate
  • Neck stamp is 5 -17, body stamp lost to screening paint
Actually one of the nicest STs/TSTs I've had.























Six Digit Serial Number Goldstars, Etc. Fender Headstock

Other guitars with the hyphen, dash or minus sign in the production code:

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1987

AST40 R OW

What Tokai do I have

SN 217619, pot date January 1987, production date February

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"Vintage Series"

1987

TST40 OW

A little help please.


SN 214092, pot date January 1987, production date February.

Body code =

Neck code -

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SN 214394

TST40 OW

Should be a production date of February 1987 based on other serial numbers.

Unfortunately I can't see the pots to date them.

Mixed symbols on codes again.

= on the body

- on the neck

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Looks like the Fender style serial number system goes into mid 1986 at least.

Fender Style Serial Numbers Ended When?

And the six digit serials starting with 2xxxxx seem to extend into late 1986, maybe fall??

See above ( SN 204701. Likely mid 1986 production date? F55 Super Edition)
 

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SN 212846

I believe this is owned by Stratman323

February 1987 production date.

Pots replaced with CTS.

Tuners replaced? Looks like they were CBS style.

Generic unmarked saddles.

Anotjher 1987 guitar with mixed code marks =body & -neck.

Metallic Pink Goldstar - but it's confusing me

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SN 214268

Made in February, 1987.

1987 TST50MRR

Also note, another mixed symbol 1987 guitar. = on the body, - on the neck.

Barks:

"Bought it new in first quarter of 1987. First ever consignment of Tokais for Ryde Guitar Centre , Isle of Wight. Had 50 sticker and Deluxe stamped tuners. The choice in the shop was ST40, ST 50 or ST 55. Prices ?239, ?279 and ?299 respectively. Choice was limited for an Isle of Wight lad, so these where very exotic and exciting when they came in. I bought this one for the colour and rosewood neck, and the fact the ST40 tuners looked cheap and had a similar plugged in sound to the Squiers. All the ST 55's where maple neck only and I'm not a great fan - Grey bobbin pickups. Been SD since 1989, originals long gone. Body is 3 piece Alder. Interesting that it may be a year older than I thought."

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This is a weird one.

1987 TE80A

TE120 would have 4 digit serial number with the maple neck.

SN 224974

Pots date to September 1986 and April 1987

Serial number is consistent with a June 1987 production.

So one pot replaced?

But the production code is December. The month is 12...

This is the first guitar I have seen where the production code is not consistent with the pot date, following a month or two behind, and certainly would expect the pot dates to be in line with serial numbers where others have been so consistent. But these are rare guitars, and possibly was cut in December 1986 and not assembled til six months later as these were premium one piece swamp ash bodies I believe. I also doubt they were only 80,000 yen. TE80A not shown in a catalog until 1989 it seems. Same rounded corners in the neck pocket as my TE120. A pic of the inner edge of the neck pocket might reveal that a hole was drilled from there to the control cavity since it seems to be a one piece body. Mysterious guitar.



Body -
Neck =




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1982 Tokai TE-120


Tokai Stamps 12=14 match neck and body "N" written on body denoting "Natural" Electronics have been changed out including knobs as these should be rounded on top, not flat. TEB Pickups

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Metallic Pink Goldstar owned by Stratman323

SN 212846

Seems to date to Feb 1987

Replaced pickups, caps, nut, tuners?

Calling Tokai experts

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Looking like a complete partscaster....

Not sure about the neck and that code on it for starters. That is not a Tokai code.

The body is Tokai.

The neck plate is is Tokai and dates to 1987.

Should be a July producton date, a 7, but this has a 12....

I think eery piece of this guitar is from another guitar. :oops:

Pots changed to CTS along with the Fender pickups.

Another new Tokai GOLDSTAR


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