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by patchel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: AST 56 - Looking for info
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

What I can tell you....

Hi, that is in deed a very late 1984, or 1985 guitar. The AST 56 has the T in Tokai that does not look like a F from the strat it is based on. The TST 56 from 83 / early 84 has the script T that looks like Leo put it there. These were made for the USA market, thus the pointy headstock, and you may n...
by patchel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1980 Tokai 'Springysound' ST80 Sunburst.
Replies: 36
Views: 16029

That thing is the bomb ! I need an 80 !

That thing is the bomb ! I need an 80 !
by patchel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: My Tokais
Replies: 0
Views: 1267

My Tokais

Hi, Here is my Tokai Collection . https://i.imgur.com/rZ3oZj4.jpg Left to right... 85 AST-56 OLY W( this is from my first post ... the Bitza ) 85 AST-62 Blonde 84? Goldstar (came with the headstock refinished , so IDK , fattest neck I have) 84 TST-56 Blonde - two peice SEN body ! 84 TST-56 Sunburst...
by patchel
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1983 Tokai strat ??
Replies: 19
Views: 6851

I strongly believe it is a tokai body

The body is legit, but probably resprayed at the time of the cavity hack. The neck pocket is a dead giveaway. The countersink around the holes, almost as if the tip of the chuck was sunk in about 1 MM and the 4 pin holes. Also, look at the unmolested PU cavity, the two holes where the PU mounting sc...
by patchel
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Sunburst 1983 / 1984 sunburst
Replies: 2
Views: 1898

Sunburst 1983 / 1984 sunburst

I just got this last night from EBAY. It is an odd bird. I say so because the stampings for the neck are a great match. BUT it is a maple neck TST-56 and it has all the holes for an 11 hole pickguard. ( The hole is missing for the standard 8 hole pickguard ) It may be the style from the 83 catalog ...
by patchel
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Now there are 4! - with images of dissemble and clean up ...
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

WOW!!!

That's a nice collection. You have me beat ! I think I have 8 Tokais, 6 USA Strats, and 1 mexican Strat. I need to line them all up in the sun and take a pic like that. Impressive !
by patchel
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Now there are 4! - with images of dissemble and clean up ...
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Add Two More .....

Here are two that I bought from RINKYA !

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But I thing the Maple one is a late 84 / 85 ...
by patchel
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Tokai ST body, Preferably Sen - Ash wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1795

Tougher than I thought....

So I went on RINKYA and bought not onebut two ST guitars. Both Oly White. One rosewood, one maple. So... It turns out the Rosewood has the older "T" and the maple has the newer "T". I was going to "steal" a body for my TST-56 that I gave away the body a long time ago. Turns out, the pickguards for t...
by patchel
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Tokai ST body, Preferably Sen - Ash wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1795

WTB Tokai ST body, Preferably Sen - Ash wood

Hi I'm looking for a Tokai ST body, ans 80s TST or AST would be awesome, anything made of Sen is really good too. Vintage White would be a slam dunk, but any color is OK. For mounting holes are better than three. I think the E series Fender Squires are correct, but I'm not 100 % sure. Really looking...
by patchel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Just a TST-62 I put together off of EBAy and Rinkya !
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Just a TST-62 I put together off of EBAy and Rinkya !

My only red Tokai ! http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah308/patchel731/TST_62_zpsst6jhtah.jpg with my last TST, bought in tact ! http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah308/patchel731/TST-56-62_zpsaqcib5fq.jpg Had to get the pickguard custom made from the original, and a Fender Pure Vintage trem ( ...
by patchel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Hi, Do you think this is a tokai body?
Replies: 0
Views: 804

Hi, Do you think this is a tokai body?

I am thinking of buying this body. I though it looked like a Tokai, the ad is in Japanese, and mentions Tokai. The lack of countersinking around the neck bolt holes, in the pocket, concern me ... http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah308/patchel731/Tokai_2_body_zpsq9xttriv.jpg I have another Tokai b...
by patchel
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: tst 56 value?
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

tst-56

I got one for 399, but it came without the "Final Prospec" bridge and had a dimarzio in the bridge position. That's still cheap. Probably$500 - $700 , especially if you have the tweed case in good condition. I see them higher on EBAY, but they sit there forever. This is in US dollars.
by patchel
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Now there are 4! - with images of dissemble and clean up ...
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Thanks for the looks !
by patchel
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Now there are 4! - with images of dissemble and clean up ...
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

Now there are 4! - with images of dissemble and clean up ...

http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah308/patchel731/4%20_Tokais_zpstpfmntrt.jpg .... The one that is third from the left is the new one. It is a TST-56 with a blond finish. It looks a lot like all the three Olympic White ones. Left to right ... Probably a, AST-56, has a new decal (the Springy Soun...