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by Suki
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Please help date this Tokai (no serial)
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Wouldn't Tokai saddles suggest earlier? I think mid-80s were all Final Prospec?

The latest ST I've seen Tokai saddles on is a block logo '83.
by Suki
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Absolutely priceless!
Replies: 11
Views: 2411

Sometimes its difficult to tell whether these listings are genuine or they are deliberately there for our entertainment! :)
by Suki
Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: More hype and plenty of tripe.
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

I always thought they were made of walnut?
by Suki
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Silver star decals
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Silver star decals

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tokai-Vintage ... 46106f6c16

Interesting treatment of the Silver Star logo!

The others don't look terribly accurate either...

Suki
by Suki
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Strat routing
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Thanks Peter, I have been wondering about this for a while - the Tokai Registry dating section clearly states the opposite: Italic logo for Goldstars from '86. - This should probably be changed and updated. This may explain why I've never seen one! :) It raises another interesting question for me: h...
by Suki
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: More hype and plenty of tripe.
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

...and I thought 83's were block logos and the script logo didn't appear until 84.
by Suki
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Strat routing
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Hi Peter,

Yes I think we're saying the same thing - sorry my post was a bit disjointed :) I was referring to '86 not '83 when the logo chaned from script to italic (that's my understanding anyway).

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by Suki
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Should I buy real 1975 Fender strat or Tokai Silver Star?
Replies: 10
Views: 5033

I'd try to get a close up of the last fret to see if there's a stamp, otherwise ask the fella if there's a number there...
by Suki
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Should I buy real 1975 Fender strat or Tokai Silver Star?
Replies: 10
Views: 5033

Hey Bob, I used to have an old 3-bolt 70's Fender Strat back in the 80s. It was awful, I mean terrible. Wobbly neck and crummy workmanship, and what could only pass as cheese grater action. I didn't know about Tokai Silver Stars then, but bought a brand new Japanese Squire 3-bolt all-black 70's reis...
by Suki
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Info about Tokai Custom Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2245

Hi Gionni,

I think the earlier custom editions and super editions had the script logo - I have a few of these. My understanding is that the changed to italics in '86.

Can anyone else out there verify?
by Suki
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Info about Tokai Custom Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2245

This is a difficult one. As far as I can see, the guitar looks legit. The scratch plate, neck, small dot markers etc are consistent with what I have and what I have seen before. However, I would expect to see "made in Japan" stamped on the machines. I've seen many of these that are '86 onwards. My i...
by Suki
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1983 Block logos
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Thanks Gabe, this confirms what I'm seeing: the text GOLDSTAR SOUND and SPRINGY SOUND are distinctly separate from the logo. They also feel kind of funny to the touch, sort of rough. It's as if maybe the ink was spray painted onto the waterslide instead of printed. It has a definite texture to it th...
by Suki
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Strat routing
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Hi Gabe, Peter, Wow, thanks for the detailed insight! This confirms what I thought: 85/86 transition year. According to the Tokai registry dating section, it states that Goldstars have the italic or script logos, so I thought they changed over to the italics in that year - have I understood this wro...
by Suki
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1983 Block logos
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

1983 Block logos

In a further attempt to help with authentication, I have noticed one thing: the block logo springy and goldstars appear to have the logo and text stencilled, rather than applied by means of a decal. The surface of the logo is above the lacquer and appears to be a little rough. I have a few of these ...
by Suki
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: look at this beauty
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Stunning!