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by Suki
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai goldstar decal
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Tokai goldstar decal

Sorry I have most of my Tokais in storage just now, so I don't have the '84 decal I applied to hand. I do remember though, in the 80's you could literally scrape of a Tokai GS decal with your fingernail - a lot of people applied the fender decals to the Tokais back in the day. Now we're trying to re...
by Suki
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai goldstar decal
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Tokai goldstar decal

I have always found these guys good https://www.rothkoandfrost.com/decals-c1 I don't even think the decals were lacquered over on Goldstars. I know the Springys were, and also the Silverstars. In the past, I have just used some PVA glue in the water. This seems to fix things ok and make the decal a ...
by Suki
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST60 Goldstar Sound - identification
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Looks like an ST-50 to me. ST-60s had V pickups, not VI or VII. My understanding is that VI and VII replaced the U pickups. You would be right in thinking this is no later than about '85 due to the brass control plate. An ST-60 would also have a 2 piece centre-seam body. Not possible to see from the...
by Suki
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: St50 goldstar daphne blue
Replies: 8
Views: 3746

Looks OK to me. Brass plate and innards are correct. The only anomaly is the neck plate.
by Suki
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Stratocaster limited edition
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Bridge and tuners don't look right for 1980's MIJ. Pickups look similar to 80's ST-40, but electrics don't match anything I've seen. The L series S/N is confusing. Truss rod plug is wrong colour and shape for 80's. Don't remember seeing headstock decals like this. Neck heel stamp suggests Tokai auth...
by Suki
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: I would like to know history of My first vintage tokai
Replies: 10
Views: 4180

Should look something like this (where this is an ST-55) https://www.google.de/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjisb-WkdjSAhXQhRoKHXCBCs8QjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.japanaxe.com%2FphpBB3%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D546&psig=AFQjCNG6RHKKFKdaOsFEQvIIHvSfj3Etkw&ust=1489...
by Suki
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: I would like to know history of My first vintage tokai
Replies: 10
Views: 4180

Hi iainblack, thank you for your advised my profile location updated for Thailand, bangkok , agreed with you about the aged color on it this is the first thing i look as it and then ask for the price :) For your mentioned on the tuner can you check on my another pic below, course i think this is sp...
by Suki
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: I would like to know history of My first vintage tokai
Replies: 10
Views: 4180

This is a lovely completely original 1980 Silver Star. There will be a stamp on the last fret of the fretboard indicating the model number.
by Suki
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1983 Tokai strat ??
Replies: 19
Views: 6943

Probably a nitro test on the neck would reveal if it was a higher end model. The code on the body will only reveal the original colour and if it matches the neck.

The electrics would certainly have helped in determining the model, and to some extent the date.
by Suki
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1983 Tokai strat ??
Replies: 19
Views: 6943

I'm still not convinced it's a Tokai body because the routings look a little different to me. If it is Tokai body (there's not enough detail in the pics to go on) then it's definitely pre-'86. No chance of determining date on the neck if the decals are gone, other than it's later than '82, given the...
by Suki
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1983 Tokai strat ??
Replies: 19
Views: 6943

Body routings do not match anything Tokai I've seen (wire routing) even taking into account it coud have been modded in the bridge and neck positions. Neck plate is not Tokai, I would suggest it belongs to the body. Bridge and trem block are not Tokai. Neck is Tokai. Top E tuner is Tokai, others loo...
by Suki
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1981 Tokai ST-85 ???
Replies: 9
Views: 6136

The body routings are correct for year, but it was originally Golden Sunburst so it's a refinish job. The neck may or may not have come from an ST-85 (Natural finish). There should be an "85" stamp on the fingerboard at the last fret if this is the case. If it bears an "85" stamp, then the neck does...
by Suki
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Help me identify/authenticate a goldstar
Replies: 5
Views: 2624

Very nice. It's looks to be an ST-60 (E Pickups and 60 sticker). It's not an '82., otherwise it would be a springy. '83 was the transition point from Springy to Goldstar, but the 83's had block logos (except in Australia). Most likely 84-85, since that's before they dispensed with the brass control ...
by Suki
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Real or........?
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Neck is completely legit with Deluxe tuners. I can't see the body stamps but routing is correct for pre-'85. It has replacement electrics and bridge. If it is nitro, it would be worthy of restoring with E pickup assembly, and would probably be an ST-80 if it is 2 piece. Nitro has a habit of 'sinking...