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by Del
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Dark yellow volume/tone controls
Replies: 20
Views: 4822

Some very lovely-looking guitars here!
by Del
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Dark yellow volume/tone controls
Replies: 20
Views: 4822

That's the look I'd have preferred for my Goldie, to be honest, i.e. the appearance of consistent ageing.
by Del
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Dark yellow volume/tone controls
Replies: 20
Views: 4822

Thanks, Iain - I think I understand your comment about it being right but not right! And Tokai sourcing plastics from different suppliers might well explain the inconsistencies.

Thanks, too, for your tip re the book.
by Del
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Dark yellow volume/tone controls
Replies: 20
Views: 4822

Many thanks, Mirrorboy. I definitely like the look!
by Del
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Dark yellow volume/tone controls
Replies: 20
Views: 4822

Dark yellow volume/tone controls

Some time ago I asked about the availability of a parchment white scratchplate for my ST55 Goldstar, bought new in the mid-80s. The original one was white, but I swapped this (plus volume/tone controls, etc.) for black. When I finally admitted to myself that black on flamingo orange wasn't a good lo...
by Del
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is this Tokai ST40 1984, a genuine one?
Replies: 11
Views: 4746

Regarding the tuners on an ST40: I bought an ST40 off ebay a couple of years ago (I'd better add that that this is what it was sold as; when I had new pickups installed I forgot to ask the tech to make a note of interior markings). The tuners on it are exactly the same as those in the pictures above...
by Del
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Do U want them?
Replies: 20
Views: 4718

iainblack wrote:From his gruff response to the query I would say yes :D
Well, Iain, I'd say 'straight', rather than 'gruff' (though I note your smiley). Mike's straightness seems to have been what some others have found difficult to deal with.
by Del
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar ID help
Replies: 23
Views: 8023

It was about ?34 including postage, Iain. Fair price?
by Del
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar ID help
Replies: 23
Views: 8023

Hi, 3rdStone I got the scratchplate from www.guitarpartsworldwide.com. I found them very easy to deal with. The chap there is named Mark and possibly if you mention my name (Derek Slade) he'll remember the scratchplate I bought. He put a photo of the guitar on his Facebook page. My Goldstar, as you'...
by Del
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Difference between Goldstar ST40 ST50
Replies: 14
Views: 5634

they're not st 40, or old st50 tuners. st40 style ceramic pickups maybe. st40 tuners are like these, but 6 sided not 5 sided. Is this (5-sided tuners rather than 6) a definitive indication that it's a fake? I see from Iain Black's book that the ST40 there has 6-sided tuners. I'm particularly intere...
by Del
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Half Tokai half ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Thanks, Gabe; that's helpful.
by Del
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Half Tokai half ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Hi Gabe,

As a matter of interest (and to help educate me), what was it about the body that told you it wasn't Tokai?

Del.
by Del
Wed May 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Scratchplate for Goldstar
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

Thanks, Rain Dog -- I'd definitely have gone with this had I known about it. But I'm pleased enough with what I put on (there's a link to a pic of it in the 'Goldstar ID help' thread in this section), though it does lack that 'aged' vibe.

Something to bear in mind for the future!
by Del
Tue May 08, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar ID help
Replies: 23
Views: 8023

Wow! A gallery of gorgeous guitars, Iain! Do you have a similar line-up of maple necks?

The yellowy guitar you refer to does look lovely, but I think I'll pass -- sorry, I don't want to part with mine.

All best,

Del
by Del
Mon May 07, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Goldstar ID help
Replies: 23
Views: 8023

Sorry, Iain, it's staying with me! Funnily enough, I actually prefer the yellowed look, but that one is a lovely guitar, in sound, feel and playability.