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by Barks67
Mon May 22, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FINAL Pro.Spec saddles circa 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

big thumbs up for togps!

many thanks
by Barks67
Sun May 14, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help identifying two beautiful Goldstar Sounds
Replies: 17
Views: 5337

The white one looks like it has been rewired as that is not a stock Tokai selector switch - which should be like the sunburst one.

Mine is an 86-87 Goldie that has the same switch as the SB.
by Barks67
Thu May 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FINAL Pro.Spec saddles circa 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Hi,

Do you have Final Pro.spec ones?

cheers
by Barks67
Tue May 09, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FINAL Pro.Spec saddles circa 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

FINAL Pro.Spec saddles circa 1986

Hi All, Any body out there in the UK have some spare, good condition saddles going for a 1986 Goldie? Mine have gotten worn with string grooves over 31 years and this effects the sustain as it is a little choked especially on the three unwound. I've tried gentle filing to see if i can improve them b...
by Barks67
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar Body Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 11296

Beautiful job!

The fact it's still shows it's age gently is a bonus.
by Barks67
Fri May 29, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: new (old) guitar day
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

I suppose any scouring pad will do. I also drenched it in WD40 (or similar!) whilst I was cleaning it. BTW I was in Japan with family - Kyoto and Tokyo end 2013/14 - visiting friends for a couple of weeks and loved it. Of course had to peruse the guitar districts and came back with a 2008 LS160GT S ...
by Barks67
Thu May 28, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: new (old) guitar day
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

Very nice! Mine is the rosewood board version ST50 from around 1986. Used to have the grey bobbin pickups too but now all SD's. The brass control grounding plate would put it as an older version of the latter script (non spaghetti) models. My bridge went bad like that (actually worse lol) but it cle...
by Barks67
Sun May 10, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PLS HELP! First Tokai - need help identifying!
Replies: 14
Views: 3752

Very good deal - almost too good. If the switch has been replaced in the past then it belonged to somebody who knew the difference. I hate to say it but I'd be concerned that if CC had it and bought it really cheap, somebody was trying to shift it quickly. It could thus be stolen property. I'm not s...
by Barks67
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock 1980 LS 60 or 2014 LS 160?
Replies: 20
Views: 8870

I've a 1985 LS 60/80 (odd year, high end wood specs but no feb and poly) and it's an amazing guitar.
I however bought a LS160s GT a year ago and the older Tokai has stayed in it's case.
Tokai have nailed it with these modern premium models.
by Barks67
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 Breezysound
Replies: 18
Views: 9542

That's pretty good evidence there to Tokai provenance.
by Barks67
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 Breezysound
Replies: 18
Views: 9542

It is entirely possible the neck has been refinished and a new logo put back - albeit in the wrong place? Something about the way the skunk stripe is shaped reminds me of my early 90's Fernandez: http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu222/katbarks/2%20Tokai%20Guitars/SkunkInsert.jpg Putting the logo i...
by Barks67
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help on purchase decision, please
Replies: 19
Views: 4383

I agree the Suki, especially as the SilverStar is much better build quality than the Fenders they replicate! I guess the undervaluing mirrors the same desirability between small headstock Fenders and their large headstock seventies counterparts. When I was in Tokyo last year I had the opportunity to...
by Barks67
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help on purchase decision, please
Replies: 19
Views: 4383

Unless they have been changed, you can identify the lower model st40 by the single cast bridge and the tuners with chrome covers. The St 50 and above, have Kluson type with Deluxe or Tokai on them and bridges with a tone block and plate. The rest is determined by pickups, number of pieces of wood th...
by Barks67
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: help on purchase decision, please
Replies: 19
Views: 4383

Do you have photos, links, model numbers etc for both? Depending on model number the Goldstars from mid 80's are excellent guitars and quite vintage accurate for the 50's 60's era. St 50 and up. The Goldstars are not valued quite as highly as the early eighties Springy , but in reality that is becau...
by Barks67
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1979 Breezysound
Replies: 18
Views: 9542

Switch looks correct for Tokai.
The neck plate with the plastic backing looks very late 80's Japanese Squier to me - not to say the plate is unoriginal, but the plastic back is not really a Tokai thing in my experience.