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Found this for sale.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:50 pm
1985 Tokai TST-62 S-Style (1962 Reissue)
Year: 1985 1962 Reissue
Model: TST-62 S-Style
Description: very nice older model Strat? Style all stock. 7.8lbs
I own a black TST '62 just like this one. If this one is legit, it seems like a good buy!
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:30 pm
Do your homework before you pull the trigger. Have you seen pictures? Put them up here so everyone can look them over.
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:39 pm
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:55 am
This is an AST 62 if I'm not mistaken?
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:34 am
it has got TST'62 written on the headstock.
it's got 'E' pups, shouldn't they be 'V's?
wrong shape headstock, i also thought that meant it was an AST.
weird, the '62' referring to the particular era guitar it's copying, as opposed
to the price in yen.
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:12 pm
This is a TST-62 so it would be an '82 - '84 and not an '85.
The '85 would be an AST-62 and with CAR or V pups.
At US$500, it is a fair price, considering that apart from the headstock it is an ST-60 Springy build.
I have a US 1982, 83, 84 and 85 catalogs with the specs listed. I believe it officially went to AST in 1985.
The model designation is for the replicated Year (1962), not the Yen price as previously mentioned. There was also a 1956 version (TST-56) with a V maple neck. Both models cost the same. US$500.00 in 1982
Interestingly, the Sunburst and Natural finishes had Tortoise scratchplates. Initially both bodies were Ash the first 2 years with the TST-56 changing to Alder in 1985. Don't figure as 1962 Strats never used Ash bodies.
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:54 am
Great info Peter.Thanks.Gabe
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:47 pm
yes, thanks peter, always more to it than meets the eye.
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:20 pm
IMHO, at $500.00, this is a good buy, especially considering it has the Springys 'E' pickups.
If one of you decides to pull the trigger, all the specs and markings would most likely be identical to the Springy and I would love to have that info to compare to the Euro and Asian Market models.
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:18 pm