Natural Finish Goldstar

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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by bluejeannot » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:01 am

Absolutely.
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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by ATO » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:35 pm

1983 Springy ST55, 1980 LP Reborn, 1984 ST45 Goldie (modified!)

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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:55 pm

Bizarre.... Another Tokai mystery then. Great job finding that old thread!

This may be in the period of reorganization where all sorts of things happened? Or may be from later as that other thread suggest?

6 digit serial?
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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Pics from that other thread with matching codes.

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18501

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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:01 pm

So the HSS route in several guitars labeled as Tokai Goldstars.

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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:17 pm

And I thought I was seeing 6 digit serial numbers beginning with 01xxxx.

01blurr (sen ash from OP)
017895 (sen ash form linked thread)
018440 (red stain from linked thread)
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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by ATO » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:33 pm

I suspect 1990s as suggested in the old thread.
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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:42 pm

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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by bluejeannot » Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:17 pm

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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by bluejeannot » Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:18 pm

I think that ATO is right .Its from the crazy 90s!What is even more bonkers is that these guitars had hex truss rods like the old Springys not the cross head that we have become accustomed to. Did they find a hidden stash of sen ash and old springy truss rods in some dusty stockroom? the mind boggles. Did Tokai actually go bust in this period? I know that they made instruments for other manufacturers at this time.
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Re: Natural Finish Goldstar

Post by Sigmania » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:15 pm

The financial troubles I had heard about were around 1984/5, then by the early 90s they were firing on all cylinders. See the thread on the Hamamatsu factory and the one on Lawsuit. Hamamatsu, the member, lives near the Tokai factory and has known employees there and that is what he was saying. So there were some weird guitars that popped up in there.

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26103
That’s alright ‘cause I still got my guitar… ‘79 LS80 GT Reborn, '79 ST100 Springy, '81 LS100S Hog, '81 ST70R Slab Springy, ‘81 ST80R Springy, '81 TE120 Breezy, '82 LS120 Love Rock, '82 JB50 Jazz Sounds

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