Help me identify/authenticate a goldstar

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Help me identify/authenticate a goldstar

Post by kez123 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:19 pm

Hey folks,

Just discovered the old tokai guitars and I was hoping somebody might be able to help me ID this one (or more specifically help determine if it is authentic)

I hope it is ok to post this link? ... SwuR5XPl2J

From what I can gather the pickups are original, but the 4 digit serial number indicates it may not be an st-60? I have read that this may not be a clear indicator though?

My biggest concern is that the description states its an 82 but the headstock suggests 84, and the sticker stands out as maybe looking like a replacement as it looks very new?

Anyway, all help would be much appreciated



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Post by brokentoes » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:40 pm

That's all MIJ Tokai as far as i can tell. Looks like a case queen. Nice shape.

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:57 am

The seller is a forum member. His gear is usually quite legit. Nice Goldie.

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Post by guitar hiro » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:16 pm

that one also has what looks to be the original steel block trem :)

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Post by Suki » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:30 am

Very nice. It's looks to be an ST-60 (E Pickups and 60 sticker). It's not an '82., otherwise it would be a springy. '83 was the transition point from Springy to Goldstar, but the 83's had block logos (except in Australia). Most likely 84-85, since that's before they dispensed with the brass control plate.

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Post by LPjunior » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:44 am

marcusnieman wrote:The seller is a forum member. His gear is usually quite legit. Nice Goldie.
Usually? You hope it'd always be legit tbh 8)

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