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by Suki
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Strat routing
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Thanks Peter. This sort of information is really useful. This might help me with identification/dating, since I thought what I had was an '84 in the case of a met blue ST50. It is without the deeper routing, it has matching correct stamps, and the logo script is of the '84 era. It also as correct pi...
by Suki
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Strat routing
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Tokai Strat routing

Hi, I wonder if anyone knows how to authenticate a Tokai strat body by the routing? I have noticed that most of them seem to have counterbored cavities for the pickup screws in the pickup cavities, on the other hand, many don't. Is there any convention or dates when this was done or wasn't, or by mo...
by Suki
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: To all Tokai Strat spare part hoarders!
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

To all Tokai Strat spare part hoarders!

Dear all,

Please let me relieve you of anything you have stashed at the bottom of your parts bin or stuffed in your gig bag.

I have quite a few Tokai strats that are crying out for some spares, esp. bridge saddles, pickups, pick guards, the odd tuner, anything!

Thanks all!

Suki
by Suki
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: '84 Goldstar Sound breaking for spares
Replies: 7
Views: 4414

Hi Chris (and everyone else!) I'll happily snap up any tokai strat spares that are not wanted, especially pickups, bridge parts, pots, switches, pick guards, anything!

Please pm me if there are no takers for the U stamp pups.

Suki
by Suki
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Silver Star questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3619

Wow, Gabe, thanks for that!!

I'm sure it must have been discussed before but I just could not find the thread!

What about the TS-36? I have an early 1980>

Suki
by Suki
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

Exactly. And I think these re really quite undervalued. Given that they were only made for the Japanese market, and only produced up until '85, there can't be that many in circulation. They are lovely guitars and I used to have an actual fender 70's three bolt which was horrific. These Tokai SS guit...
by Suki
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Silver Star 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

I posted a similar question here

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=20940

I'm also very interested in understanding how to differentiate between models, e.g. pickups, tuners etc as you can with Goldies.

Is there any where we can find out?
by Suki
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Silver Star questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3619

Silver Star questions

Hi there - this is probably a question for the experts on here... I have searched for the answer on this forum but haven't found anything conclusive. 1. How many different variants of Sliver Star are there? I haven't found any talk of different variants in model hierarchy as with Goldstars e.g. St-4...
by Suki
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST-50 with factory Floyd Rose?
Replies: 14
Views: 5135

Thanks Gabe, I wish I know the answer for sure. When I first bought hte guitar, I thought the trem was aftermarket and was ready to search for a tokai final prospec bridge for it. Since I found just two trem holes, I'm stumped!
by Suki
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST-50 with factory Floyd Rose?
Replies: 14
Views: 5135

Got a response from Tokai. Apparently, there are no official records as such - they rely on the memory of staff from the "old days" for this type of information. According to such a source, no such models with 2 tremolo mounting holes were ever made. I suppose this still doesn't answer the question,...
by Suki
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST-50 with factory Floyd Rose?
Replies: 14
Views: 5135

Yes I think there's a lot we still don't know about the Japan Tokai market.

I emailed Tokai today asking if they could clarify the Wilkinson question - hopefully they might have an answer.
by Suki
Mon May 27, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Whaaaaat? E bay howlers and general silliness.
Replies: 202
Views: 120243

Saw that too, mailed him to tell him - seems like some innocent lack of knowledge.
by Suki
Sun May 26, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Not a TT 80.
Replies: 11
Views: 3671

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tokai-Breezy-Sound-CAR-Block-Logo-1983-/330925260872? He has now amended the listing but has peppered it with insults directed at me and other forum members.If you want a good laugh then check out the bile spewed out by a bad loser.Would you buy from a seller like him?I ce...
by Suki
Thu May 16, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST-50 with factory Floyd Rose?
Replies: 14
Views: 5135

Thanks Gabe. In my opinion, this body has been routed for this trem - I only say this because the 3 half-moon cut outs exactly match the trem shape.

Very odd.
by Suki
Wed May 15, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST-50 with factory Floyd Rose?
Replies: 14
Views: 5135

Indeed, this trem unit isn't a locking trem - it doesn't have fine tuners. But I have seen this exact same trem on mid-80's Tokai Talbo models, so they were definitely available at that time. They were marketed as high-end vintage style tremolos at the time.