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by StokeJonington
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Date ID
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Thanks for your help Peter. Little bit of a mystery why that printed date stamp isn't in the control cavity, but short of finding a time machine there's only so much you can know for certain isn't there. All signs seem to point to your conclusions don't they. Anyway, gig #1 with it tonight. Looking ...
by StokeJonington
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Date ID
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

More photos here:

http://s64.photobucket.com/user/jonging ... %20Uploads

Nb pencil 8-11 is below varnish. No markings in control cavity.

Thanks for your expert help, Peter Mac!
by StokeJonington
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Date ID
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Hi Peter Mac,

Thanks for your reply - that's kind of what I'm thinking too: 83/4 neck and PUs in a later body.

Here is the neck stamp:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h173/ ... /image.jpg

Will take a pic of control cavity etc. when I'm back with the guitar.

Thanks.
by StokeJonington
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Date ID
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Thanks for the replies fellas - a few hours and the forum swoops into action! What do you reckon to the lack of countersink in the pickup routing, and the lack of brass plate underneath the controls? Were these features interchangeable as far back as 84 in your experience? I've seen another goldie I...
by StokeJonington
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Date ID
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

P.S. It also has 'Final Prospec' saddles and 2-piece centre-seamed alder(?) body
by StokeJonington
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Date ID
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Tokai Goldstar Date ID

Hello all, Long-time listener, first-time caller... I just took delivery of a beaut of a Goldstar, a shotgun buy it now on eBay.co.uk. I wondered whether any of you in the know could help me ID the year of manufacture. The seller had it listed as a 1984 - I think on the basis of it having a 6-digit ...