Tokai purple sparkle 1985 ST60 54 model reissued

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There are 2 model examples of the TST purple sparkle. The TST55 as a rosewood fretboard and 1960s fender styling, there a few examples of these world wide.

There are only 2 TST60 54 (single button string tree on both examples, fender 1954) purple sparkle guitars in existence. Both serials are 1 number apart as serial numbers 21921 and 21920

The crimson (red) sparkle was only available as a TST55 rosewood example, there are a few examples. No TST60 54 crimson sparkle version.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sfn0s5e2aptxysp/Photo%2013-03-2021%2C%2012%2030%2012.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mvdexzpr81hu6jz/Photo%2010-02-2021%2C%2010%2027%2058.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/slu4qbb69f9zn9w/Photo%2014-02-2021%2C%2012%2041%2019.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aa4p7rqv45xnybx/Photo%2004-07-2022%2C%2023%2027%2009.jpg?dl=0

Crimson TST50

Note. Top corner TST55 crimson, 60s style

https://www.dropbox.com/s/87yg0t511o995cc/Photo%2014-02-2021%2C%2012%2037%2023.webp?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qfvo6si8qkrjxmq/Photo%2014-02-2021%2C%2012%2038%2014.jpg?dl=0
 

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Wow...... Those are INCREDIBLY rare.....

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Can you clarify when these were made? I thought the "-" sign was after 1985?
 

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Here is a metallic pink. Maybe that is what I am thinking of?

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Goldstar ST55 in metallic pink from Ian's book, Tokai Forum Members Guitar Collection Vol.1, The Stratocaster Copies by Ian Black.2009. PP 52-53.

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METALLIC PINK (MP)


http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25953&hilit=fender+type+colors&start=15
 

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Are these 1985/86 Goldstars?

They have the - instead of the =.
 

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All dated 1985 only. All crimson and purple sparkle examples are 1985. The colour is from the 1985 purple sparkle Flying V as a 1985 only catalog model 😉
 

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Amazing! I have been trying to date these Goldsatrs with the - in the production code.

Peter Mac was saying that indicates "a post-85 build". Looks like they may have started in 1985, so I was misunderstanding what he was saying about the start of that period.
 

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1985 Flying V purple sparkle catalog model.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/47wai7gknxsul3t/Photo%2004-07-2022%2C%2023%2056%2022.webp?dl=0
 

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Headstock

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a6021pijh4rf694/Photo%2010-02-2021%2C%2010%2027%2041.png?dl=0

100% 1985 😉
 

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Aha I know Peter Mac, have you got a copy of his book. He is correct that they came to the uk as shop guitars in 1986. My example was a uk example the other is in Sweden, I think each European country got one as a shop special for distributers of the uk. There are 4 in the uk. My TST60 purple. One TST55 purple and 2 TST55 crimson, rest ate all over Europe.

I’m sure they are distribution shop specials and probably not for sale in 1985/6
 

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Peters book has it 90% accurate but there a just some minor discrepancies but very minor like for example the ST80 never had VS1. The TST80 goldstar however did have VS1 but pre 1983/4 it’s ST100/120 only as vs1 pickups.
 

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Checkout http://cliffsguitarworld.com/

Cliff has the examples Pete wrote about but ask “Cliff Jordan” of http://cliffsguitarworld.com/ to send the link to his flicker account. He has the very best japan guitar collection world wide
 

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Cliff is a member here. I have bought a couple guitars from him. I am sure he would appreciate you saying that.
 

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Cliff is a great guy. I’ve dealt with him a lot. I’m obviously not called “fenderdan1” 😂😂😂 that’s just a name for here. It’s just Dan
 

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Too late. Now you’re stuck with it. Just like Cliff is saddled with his comic world tag and I am saddled with the time when I used to collect sigma guitars.
 

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