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Old 08-11-2007, 12:26 AM   #1
Kiwi Ace
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80's Tokai Gold Star Sound Strat

Has anyone here had any experience with a 1980's Tokai Gold Star Sound strat?
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:22 AM   #2
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Ive heard there awsome but ive never tried one... i plan on trying sometime
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:07 AM   #3
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I played an "older" tokai strat - no idea how old - it was the only "strat" in the shop when I bought my amp - I hated the neck - Personal preference and all that, but I'd recommend trying one before parting with any cash!
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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i tried a couple recently, they're very nice. Only reason i didn't buy it is that (a) the first shop lied to me that it was new when it was in fact second hand so they lost my business (b) the other one was in a colour i loathe (gold! ) and (c) i'm not sold on 21 frets.

But yeah, sweet. Absolutely a million times better than a MIM strat, highway one etc. Similar in quality, if not better, to MIA strat, though it's not a straight comparison, as the MIA is a more modern strat, while those tokais (depending on model of course, i'm going by the ones I've tried) are vintage 50's-style strats.

EDIT: ^ i agree about personal preference and trying it first. I loved the neck, but that's just me. Also, I have no idea how old the ones I tried were.
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys, I've heard really good things about them.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:08 AM   #6
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I had one and it played beautifully. Mine had a more rounded fretboard which made it harder
to play at first(I don't know if their all like that). I had a hell of a time playing bar Chords at first. But it was a great guitar.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:12 AM   #7
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yep. i own one. they are amazing
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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gah - great thread and it's a necro bump.

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