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by Marshallmk1
Fri May 13, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

It's a funny thing...I've been playing 20 years or so now...since I picked up this guitar things have changed...I'm doing an online blues course and starting to dig playing again...amazed at how a quality guitar has affected my motivation... :)
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

A very sad day...

This is indeed a very sad day...not only did I find out that Gary Moore died a couple of months ago...not sure how I missed this...but I did...!!! (RIP) But also...The ST40 which has survived for 27 years without so much as a scratch...which I have owned for a mere 5 days has just come into contact ...
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help with Dating Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 12
Views: 4399

99% sure it's poly...think you would only get nitro on a springy.
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

Ok...lol...I'll chillout... The point I was making about the registry is that it states that 83 gold stars have the script logo...but then it says that 83 gold stars have the block logo...it doesn't say that they could be either... I'm just slightly concerned because although I've started with a low...
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help with identifying a Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 4328

Agree with all the above...definitely an ST40 and more than likely an 84. As for the price I paid ?405 or about 465 euro for mine...mint...not a mark on it as long as yours is in excelent condition then I think you paid top money...as you say though...you have to compare it to others being sold in y...
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

Does anyone know of a site with more definitive information than the Tokai registry...??? I've been looking on the Strat dating page and there is at least one glaring error which I've asked about in the feedback forum but got no reply...!!!

I'm really not sure I trust what's on the site...!!!
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help with Dating Tokai Goldstar Sound
Replies: 12
Views: 4399

I agree...With the cluson style tuners and the staggered pole pieces in the pickups it's an ST50...headstock decal puts it at 83-84. Definitely pre 1985.
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

Yeah...it's hard to show her true condition to be honest...I mean it's so good that under any lighting condition there is no spider webbing let alone actual scratches...I can only assume that she very rarely been played since new...there is also no fret wear... I'm just waiting for someone to tell m...
by Marshallmk1
Thu May 12, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

Pictures...

Best photo I could take...think it shows the condition pretty well...

http://s1093.photobucket.com/albums/i429/Marshallmk1
by Marshallmk1
Tue May 10, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

Ok so I'll post some pics as soon as I get some good light...tis true that all ceramics are not dogs...to me this strat sounds better than any US standard right now... I was worried that it was a 40 rather than a 50...but now I think I just dont care...it's 27 years old and in NOS condition....Love ...
by Marshallmk1
Tue May 10, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

I have to admit that this strat sounds bloody good...!!! I was planning on buying an ST50 and replacing the pups anyways...now I have most likely the best condition ST40 out there and it still sounds great...I don't think I've got a bargain but I think I got a whole load of strat for ?440...compared...
by Marshallmk1
Tue May 10, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

Well I was expecting An ST50 with Staggered alnico pole pieces and got the st 40 with flat ceramics...I only found out the difference after I got it home...but I have to say the condition for me makes up for it...it's totally mint...not a scratch...would have loved the ST50 but a 40 in this conditio...
by Marshallmk1
Tue May 10, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

Well to be honest I've had it out with the seller and he assures me he was sold it as a 50 and he sold it in good faith as a 50...to be honest it is in such good condition it probably does rival most 50's out there apart form the pups...the burst is amazing and it's a very heavy guitar with immense ...
by Marshallmk1
Tue May 10, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST 40...what's it's top value...???
Replies: 26
Views: 9355

ST 40...what's it's top value...???

I've just bought an st 40 on ebay uk... The thing is it was advertised as an ST50...it most definitely isn't a 50 though...it has the trapaziod tuners and flat pole pieces... I paid ?405 and then shelled out ?35 in petrol to pick it up so in all it's set me back ?440... The thing is that it is in mu...
by Marshallmk1
Sat May 07, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitar Registry Feedback
Topic: Changes needed to registry for dating Fender-clone Tokais
Replies: 12
Views: 21727

I'm confused...

I'm trying to date an ST50 goldstar, I checked the dating chart and in the 1982 section it states that gold stars had the script logo through 1983...but in the 1983 section it states that they had the block logo through 1983. The 1984's had the script logo but according to the registry a 1983 could ...