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by njnall
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PLEASE HELP----is this an old or new Tokai?
Replies: 16
Views: 4982

Mike's made a good point, the pics do seem to show TST[AST]56/62. However, there's this ancient thread just to add to the confusion: -
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... ight=tst56
by njnall
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PLEASE HELP----is this an old or new Tokai?
Replies: 16
Views: 4982

Thanks for the information on where the serial number was stamped, now the bad news is that by the mid 80's this wasn't a mechanism for accurately dating a Tokai Goldstar, however it does mean that it's very unlikely to be a newer model as these didn't have anything stamped on the neckplate. Another...
by njnall
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PLEASE HELP----is this an old or new Tokai?
Replies: 16
Views: 4982

Hi and welcome to the forum. It would greatly assist the regular contributors if you added your location to your profile. This is because, if my understanding of these things is correct the modified headstock's were introduced into the US way before they were introduced into Europe. So if yours is a...
by njnall
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Any flags on this Goldstar?
Replies: 15
Views: 3871

I don't think it is an AST33, the string tree is by the K of Tokai rather than by the T, also the dot markers at the 12 fret are spaced differently than shown on a AST33 and the scratchplate screw by the switch seems to match the attached link to the AST70 rather than the AST33 below it. Let the deb...
by njnall
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Headstocks
Replies: 20
Views: 5087

Dave_Mc wrote:

they claim to be swamp ash, too... really? or sen?
Tokai confusion reigns! the only other description I have found as as per link whch describes the body as being alder :-?

http://www.rockemmusic.com/product/toka ... uitar-case
by njnall
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Headstocks
Replies: 20
Views: 5087

A quick search did not uncover a great availability of the AST50, the AST33 [pointy headstock] seem to be more available.
I thought that perhaps you were probably more interested in looking for LP's rather than Strat's :wink:
by njnall
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Headstocks
Replies: 20
Views: 5087

:o ..... it was suggested I had been slow on the uptake on these as can be seen in the attached thread!

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... highlight=
by njnall
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Metallic Pink Goldstar - but it's confusing me
Replies: 44
Views: 18692

Mike,

Thanks very much, Strat with master tone is what I was after. (I have already obtained a .22 cap to try it out)
Cheers. :D
Nick
by njnall
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Metallic Pink Goldstar - but it's confusing me
Replies: 44
Views: 18692

Mike,

Thanks for posting that photo, that block looks fairly solid.

On a separate matter could you please load up or pm your pot. wiring modification, the volume pot on my Goldie seems to have died so whilst the soldering iron is being used I thought I would try your modification.
Thanks
Nick
by njnall
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Nice ST42 on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 3968

togps ? Forum member and if I have got this right the importer & distributor of Tokai in Germany. I am sure I read that TOGPS has received permission from Peter Mac to include the Tokai historical information on his website. :P Thanks but I know togps well.... I was seeking his input on this. My po...
by njnall
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Metallic Pink Goldstar - but it's confusing me
Replies: 44
Views: 18692

I suppose they might have just sourced a new, cheaper, supplier of scratchplates? One other thought - would this pink Goldie have had ceramic pickups & cheap pots? If so, that would explain why an earlier owner would replace everything under the scratchplate, which is what I assume has happened. Th...
by njnall
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Nice ST42 on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 3968

marcusnieman wrote:
togps?
Forum member and if I have got this right the importer & distributor of Tokai in Germany. I am sure I read that TOGPS has received permission from Peter Mac to include the Tokai historical information on his website. :P
by njnall
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Nice ST42 on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 3968

by njnall
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Metallic Pink Goldstar - but it's confusing me
Replies: 44
Views: 18692

Mike, Haha :lol: just what you would expect from Tokai....Tokailand where nothing is what it might at first appear. When I bought my IIV pickups it was as part of a loaded scratchplate, the pups were obviously Tokai, the switch was one of those nice ones and the pots were as I have seen many times i...