What's a 70s Silverstar worth?

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Diamond
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What's a 70s Silverstar worth?

Post by Diamond » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:37 am

Hi guys

I don't know much about the Vintage Tokais, need some help.

What is such a guitar worth?

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Post by wulfman » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:11 pm

Is it an SS-48? I had a black one like that before. They sell for around 40,000 - 50,000 yen in good shape at stores in Japan. I'd say $500 to $800 depending on your distance from Japan and what kind of taxes would be applicable.

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Post by Diamond » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:40 pm

Thanks wulfman

It's for sale locally for about $550.00...so no taxes or shipping costs involved.


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Post by wulfman » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:15 am

Pretty nice price I'd say if the frets are still in good shape.

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:23 am

A Strat-Talk member just (yesterday) bought an "all original" SS48 from 1980 for 432 AUD.

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Post by jacco » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:59 am

Diamond, that SS is not seventies because of the Tokai logo.
Can't read the first digit of the serial but looks like 1985.

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Post by wulfman » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:41 am

I had to check to see if it was one of these new Silver Stars:
http://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop1720/DS02540950/

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Post by Suki » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:14 am

1985.

I think these guitars are really undervalued. I have a couple of spaghetti ones, one from '81 and one from '79. The appear to fetch much less than the Springy/Goldies in the UK - as cheap as ?250.

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