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Any GS100 players like to share their opinions?

 
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sooper8
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 am    Post subject: Any GS100 players like to share their opinions? Reply with quote

After having been schooled in the Springysound and Goldstar era classic Tokai with a view to buying, I came across a GS100 and like the look of ....the price , compared to the vintage Tokai (haha).

But seriously, are they a decent neck to play and how do they sound? Stratty?

I have always had great luck with Japanese guitars from various years and this looks like a well made guitar , but for me the real issue is how the neck plays and if the pups give a classic strat sound.

I know lots of this will be subjective but I am happy to hear opinions form owners or people who have played them a bit. I must admit my initial interest in the GS100 is because it's almost 200 less than an '83 Springysound, but I don't want to jump at it just because of the price.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recognize the GS100 you mention. Do you mean a ST100 or a AST100 ?? The difference between the vintage springy's and goldstar's is that the radius is vintage correct whereas the newer ones can be had with the more modern fretboard radius or the vintage correct. I have a newer Breezy and Goldstar but i haven't any older models to compare. Mine are great guitars, that much i can tell you.
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sooper8
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one
https://www.guitarthai.com/classified/question.asp?QID=1528119
or https://www.soundpad.co.uk/guitar/electric-guitars/tokai-gs100-red
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i've never seen those models, they seem to sport good hardware. Sorry i couldn't be more help.
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sooper8
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brokentoes wrote:
Well i've never seen those models, they seem to sport good hardware. Sorry i couldn't be more help.


No problem. I can't find much on them at all...
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tokaijapan.com/new-guitar/gs100-bb/gs100.html
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sooper8
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bridge looks like a very well made piece, maybe not pretty but efficiently sturdy.

On the tokai web site they don't even show the sunburst version that I am looking for sale. Strange that there is nothing on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update - I mailed Tokai to ask for info. They sent the reply below - posting up for others who might be interested in this model

Thanks for your inquiry to Tokai Gakki.
GS models are out of production now.
It was produced around 2008-2012.

GS100 is not on the brochure.
Please see GS100 on following URL, P.U. is Tokai original parts.
The retail price is 73,500JPY at the time, the models are released for distributers in the world.
https://web.archive.org/web/20090805083618/http://www.theguitarshop.jp:80/e_guitar/gs/gs.html
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