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Ah thanks for that, this very much cures my curiosity! :)

(Among all the problems my 7-"Strat" had, not getting much in return for a lot of weight was one of them. I initially didn't care much about the weight because I was the kid back then. :)).
 

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LIMITED EDITION'82 Vol 1
Tokai ``THE SUPER ST'' and ``THE ST WHITE'' debuted in early 1982.
Shocking appearance as limited editions.
Packed with super specs such as gold parts, brass tremolo unit, and gold rotomatic pegs, limited edition of 100 each sold nationwide.
●Available from February 1st at Tokai product dealers
THE SUPER ST- -SS70S・WNR (rose fingerboard neck only) ¥70,000/THE ST WHITE- SS70S・OWR (OW) Rose fingerboard & maple 1-piece neck ¥70,000

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November 1981 ad

Old & New

Introducing two items that will propel guitarists to a new world: SS/70LB and SS/70MR.

Adopting a traditional style 1 volume 2 tone system, the bold selection allows you to experience a completely different taste from the original 2 stage mode selector switch. TOKAI is unique in its unparalleled performance, including the newly developed brass tremolo unit, plus volume & plus tone knobs, and the use of a Rotomatic peg 4-point neck set plate attached to a perfect copy headstock. High reliability will make guitarists' playing even more confident. The wonderful coloring is also a big attraction of this guitar. Reproducing Lake Placid Blue and a bright Metallic Red new color, even guitar freaks will take their hats off! This is a hot and crazy gift from the prestigious TOKAI, which is the shortest path to the "ideal" electric guitar.

●SS・70LB ¥70,000 / SS-70MR ¥70,000

●200 pieces each (400 pieces in total)
Completely limited production. 2 models, 2 colors (maple neck & rose fingerboard specifications). Now on sale! Please apply at TOKAI product dealers nationwide.


●The explosively popular TA-35OC is now on sale! This is a masterpiece guitar amp that uses solid maple veneer for its enclosure. By turning the master volume PULL ON, you can get a harder, more exciting distortion sound.
●Electric guitar amplifier TA-35-OC ¥38,000 / Please check the leaflet at the store for details.


●Catalog gift. Please enclose the stamps and write the desired catalog name to Tokai Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ``YG11'', 36 Terawaki-cho, Hamamatsu-shi 430. (Arched top series catalog ¥350/Flat top series catalog ¥350/2 copies ¥600/Parts catalog ¥300)

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SN 1018297

Tokai LIMITED 70 Tokai Limited

This is a copy model of Tokai ST-70 and Fender's THE STRAT. I think it's almost completely original, but there are some disappointing points. Comes with a 6mm diameter tremolo arm. In other words, the arm hole of the tremolo unit's inertia block has been re-bored for 6mm. This was the specification when we got it. One string guide is missing. There is no back panel. The output jack is almost at its limit. The neck is slightly warped, but due to the filing of the frets, the string height is approximately 2 mm above the 12th fret of the 1st string, and approximately 1.8 mm above the 12th fret of the 6th string, especially in positions where there is a buzz or no sound is produced. there is no. There is no problem with bending at a position higher than the 12th fret of the 1st string. I think you can lower the string height a little more, if only by a small amount. Nut width/approx. 42mm. There is something like a crack (crack?) about 15mm long from the fingerboard nut to the 1st fret. It doesn't seem like it will reach the depths, but I haven't been able to fully confirm it. This has also been present since I purchased it, but it hasn't really spread (about 11 years have passed). The truss rod is the limit. If you look at it positively, the neck material is almost out of alignment, so if you correct the fingerboard and reset the entire neck, I think you can get it close to perfect condition. Right now, I'm trying to keep it as original as possible. Tokai's blue metallic has a nice melancholy feel to it. There are some scratches and dirt, but I think it's in good enough condition for a 40-year-old guitar. Body weight: approx. 3.5-3.8kg. Comes with a vintage 70's Fender hard case. There are stains and scratches on the whole, peeling on the handle, etc., and one back hinge has been repaired, but it is a usable item. Is there a slight musty smell inside? There are times when it looks strange, but it is a worthwhile case. The item will be shipped by placing the main unit in this vintage case, wrapping it in a bubble sheet, and using Yamato Transport, Otegaru Shipping, or courier service (size 160). Vintage Tokai has been reevaluated and has become more expensive. There are some problems, so I think you can buy it at a low price. I would like to humbly thank you! **

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SN 1018297

Tokai LIMITED 70 Tokai Limited

This is a copy model of Tokai ST-70 and Fender's THE STRAT. I think it's almost completely original, but there are some disappointing points. Comes with a 6mm diameter tremolo arm. In other words, the arm hole of the tremolo unit's inertia block has been re-bored for 6mm. This was the specification when we got it. One string guide is missing. There is no back panel. The output jack is almost at its limit. The neck is slightly warped, but due to the filing of the frets, the string height is approximately 2 mm above the 12th fret of the 1st string, and approximately 1.8 mm above the 12th fret of the 6th string, especially in positions where there is a buzz or no sound is produced. there is no. There is no problem with bending at a position higher than the 12th fret of the 1st string. I think you can lower the string height a little more, if only by a small amount. Nut width/approx. 42mm. There is something like a crack (crack?) about 15mm long from the fingerboard nut to the 1st fret. It doesn't seem like it will reach the depths, but I haven't been able to fully confirm it. This has also been present since I purchased it, but it hasn't really spread (about 11 years have passed). The truss rod is the limit. If you look at it positively, the neck material is almost out of alignment, so if you correct the fingerboard and reset the entire neck, I think you can get it close to perfect condition. Right now, I'm trying to keep it as original as possible. Tokai's blue metallic has a nice melancholy feel to it. There are some scratches and dirt, but I think it's in good enough condition for a 40-year-old guitar. Body weight: approx. 3.5-3.8kg. Comes with a vintage 70's Fender hard case. There are stains and scratches on the whole, peeling on the handle, etc., and one back hinge has been repaired, but it is a usable item. Is there a slight musty smell inside? There are times when it looks strange, but it is a worthwhile case. The item will be shipped by placing the main unit in this vintage case, wrapping it in a bubble sheet, and using Yamato Transport, Otegaru Shipping, or courier service (size 160). Vintage Tokai has been reevaluated and has become more expensive. There are some problems, so I think you can buy it at a low price. I would like to humbly thank you! **

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Seems the 7 is missing off the knobs, I’ve seen a couple like this I wonder why that is were they early releases without it stamped in?
 
1981 SS70S LBR

http://japaneseguitars.blogspot.com/2015/10/early-80s-flashback-1981-tokai-ss-70.html

https://reverb.com/item/584432-toka...share&utm_campaign=listing&utm_content=584432

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Same on this one, appears to be missing the 7 on the knobs, interesting!
 

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Fender had the plastic neck plate on the original "The Strat" models so it seems that Tokai included it on their replicas. Greco, on the other hand, did not include this detail on their version.
You know, I had never even noticed it on the others until you said that. Good eye.

Another one Mike & Mike are selling right now, a lefty Goldstar, also has it.

TST55L

SN L20176

Note the black spacer on the neck plate (like the SS70S they are currently selling)

heavily yellowed (smoke stain?)
shielding paint
re-wired U pickups


1980s Tokai Goldstar Sound TST-50 Vintage S-Style Guitar Left-Handed, Japan

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