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by forgottenboy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?

His Everyone. Thanks for reply. I actually bought it. Plays nice and sounds good but looks very basic... I've had the whole thing apart... Body is a lighter wood but not not ply/composite and routed for a HSS configuration?? (go figure?) Neck is flat and truss rod is at body end, no volute at headst...
by forgottenboy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?

Did they make any MIJ guitars like that at all?
I remember my friend buying a MIJ guitar in 1989 that looked similar. Only thing is it does have a very flat fret board. All MIJ tokais I’ve played have a rounder radius.
Did they make any MIJ guitars like that.
by forgottenboy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tokai Goldstar Japan vs Korea - Can you help identify?

This is interesting. If it is eighties, then I don't think Korean manufacturing had started by then. So is it MIJ? If the string trees were transitional then it could be. It does have a flat board, but then again there are spit tuners, but they don't say deluxe??? No idea...