(SOLD) Tokai Goldstar Sound TST-50 Olympic White 1983
Tokai Goldstar Sound TST50, white, made in Japan around 1983. Tokai were giving Fender and Gibson a good scare in the early 80s, they were making instruments to an eye-watering standard and starting to make some headway in USA and Europe. This one is based off a 1964 Strat, so you get a slim round maple neck with a radius laminate rosewood board paired with an alder body. It feels lively and responsive in the hands and the neck is super comfy. The tone is a bright and slightly scooped take on the classic Strat-spank. It's tuneful and immediate with a cheeky snap in the attack. The white finish has faded to an eggnog-ish hue, it's looking great. Gold star for you!
Model: Tokai Goldstar Sound TST-50 1964
Made: Japan, 1983 approx (serial 217050)
Finish: olympic white, gloss poly
Neck: maple with rosewood radius laminte board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: strap pins replaced
Pickups: Tokai ST-Vintage MkII single coil x3
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end and some light scuffs on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread dimples, scuffs and surface scratches around the whole body, most notably along the back edge and around the cavity. The sides have dimples on both horns, scuffs and some minor dents in the elbow area and near the jack. The front has some dimples behind the bridge, scuffs in the elbow area, some light surface scratches up from the bridge and middle pickups and some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have some minor wear but look pretty good, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 strings.