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by sminggali
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Thread resurrection from a while back

Hello to all, and once again I am bumping this back into the forum in hopes by now some answers may be found. Hoping that more info has been posted by US members, and maybe this will generate response by some who may not have seen this thread back when originally posted. Thanks for any help given. B...
by sminggali
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Found this for sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

Found this for sale.

1985 Tokai TST-62 S-Style (1962 Reissue) $500.00 Aantones Music (510) 795-9170 contact dealer our inventory Share Year: 1985 1962 Reissue Manufacturer: Tokai Model: TST-62 S-Style Case: GigBag Color: Red Condition: Excellent Description: very nice older model Strat? Style all stock. 7.8lbs I own a b...
by sminggali
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Thread ressurection on my TST '62

Well guys, it has been quite a while since last posting, but on advice in earlier conversations, I am resurrecting this thread with hopes more light can be shed on my Tokai identification issue.

I appreciate any info or insight which may be given me. Thanks in advance.

Bill
by sminggali
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

New Pics

It would be interesting to see under the scratchplate - pickups, controls, body cavities. That might tell us something. Is there anything stamped on the saddles and tuners? Well, curiosity got the better of me, and I put on new strings. During the process, I removed the pickguard and took a few pic...
by sminggali
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

True enough Mark! But still, the bottom line is that we don't have pre-82 goldies to my knowledge, so assuming it's older than '82 is wrong. Who's Mark? And who said it's a Goldie? :o Sorry Mike, I was talking to a Mark in work as I was typing! Brain meltdown. Think I crossed wires with another thr...
by sminggali
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Looks like an AST to me as it has the altered headstock. (Ignore the decal, that altered shape is far more telling). The bridge saddles aren't stamped either (with either Tokai or FINAL PROSPEC) so it's not going to be pre-'82. Finally, goldies weren't introduced til (late?) '82. Before them it wou...
by sminggali
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

You're right about the different letter Ts. It's not the same 7okai that the Springys had either. Hmmm. I didn't think the 7okai logo was used after 1982. I think the truth is that we don't know the story of the US models as well as we do with the gear we got in Europe at the same time, mainly beca...
by sminggali
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Thanks!

Thanks guys for responding to my post, however the catalog photos raises more questions. If these catalog photos were for the '85 / '86 models, then i presume my wife bought it new, as this was the time period it was purchased. If that was the case, when did Tokai move to the regular shaped 'T'? Min...
by sminggali
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: TST-'62 info please
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

TST-'62 info please

Hello all, I'm brand new to the forum, and would appreciate very much some info on my Tokai. First, a brief history, as I have read enough posts to know as much info as possible is needed for any feedback. Ok, here goes. My wife bought me this Tokai back in the mid '80s from a dealer here in Nashvil...