Flawless MIJ Tokai Goldstar Sound AST70 with Anodized Pickguard and Duncan SSL-1 California 50s Set

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If you've been waiting for an absolutely perfect newer Tokai strat, your wait is over.  But this one is even better than most.  Not only does it have the Made-in-Japan quality that won over players from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Billy Gibbons.  This one also has a Fender anodized gold pick guard loaded with Seymour Duncan California 50s pickups -- the choice of John Frusciante.  Check out the video below -- these pickups are the real deal and deliver gobs of vintage single-coil tone.  Here's the Seymour Duncan description:

This is the sound that gave birth to rock & roll: The classic, familiar sound of a vintage Stratocaster. This calibrated, SSL-1 Vintage Staggered set upgrades your Strat® or similar guitar to the same type of pickups used in the '50s.

Each SSL-1 pickup is a vintage-correct reproduction of an original Strat® pickup, using hand ground, sand cast, Alnico-5 magnets arranged in a vintage, right-handed, stagger pattern; hand-fabricated, lacquered, forbon bobbins; heavy Formvar magnet wire; and waxed cloth hookup cable. The materials and construction are as vintage correct as the sound: that sweet, familiar, bell tone with high-end bite and "quack" in the notch positions. Plus, you get hum-canceling in positions "2" and "4" due to the reverse wound, reverse polarity middle pickup. Great for blues, classic rock, and country.

From the pristine, glossy medium C-neck to the beautiful, flawless sunburst body, to the gorgeous velvet-lined tweed case, this is destined to be your favorite vintage-style strat.  The pickguard, 5-way switch, knobs, and pots are all genuine Fender and the wiring is vintage-correct Gavitt cloth-covered wire.  Zero fret wear and never gigged, it's as close to new as you're going to find, having not left my smoke-free home since I purchased.  This one even features a matching gold back plate.  Aged white pickup covers and knobs complete the look.

The great thing about these newer Tokai models is that they offer vintage styling with modern features like a 9.5 inch radius, a lightweight alder body and medium frets.  It's truly the best of both worlds.

Ships well-packed with it's original Tokai case.  Let me know if you have any questions.  CONUS only for the listed rate.  If you're elsewhere, message me and we can discuss.  I've shipped to happy buyers in Canada more than once.

Good luck!

Product Specs

Mint (Used)
Goldstar Sound AST-70
Tobacco Sunburst
Solid Body
Made In


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Esteban's House of Tone
Joined Feb 2013
West Hollywood, CA, United States


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Esteban's House of Tone

West Hollywood, CA, United States
Joined: Feb 2013

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