Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

Tokai Japan TST-50 Surf Green & New Hard Case


This Guitar has now sold

Fantastic condition on this little used, highly rated Strat from Tokai Japan. Cool colour too!

From the early Springy Sound series, Tokai have long been making Stratocasters. In the 80's they went on to make the Goldstar series which they are still making today. This is one such Goldstar which I believe to be from the early 00's. I have had a few before in Sunburst. Sometimes they come with "Made in Japan" & sometimes not. Annoyingly, they don't have a serial number either. Having said that, from the excellent playability, the pickups, the finish, the large tremolo block (not the weedy ones you see on Squiers etc) & the "Made in Japan" stamped pots & Japanese "Shinagawa" wiring, it's easy to confirm it's a Japanese instrument & not a cheap Chinese Tokai. 

This guitar came in as a PX & the previous owner bought it believing it to be an 80's Tokai. That, it isn't. However it's a really nice guitar & in excellent overall condition. 

Having a good look over it, there are some light playing marks on the pickguard and some very minor scratches on the body but that's about it.

Check out the photo gallery & please get back to me if you have any queries

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case can be upgraded to a very nice tweed one but these are an additional £12 each at present.Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

 Tokai Japan TST-50 Stratocaster


Series: TST-50

Colour : Surf Green

Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Body Material: Alder

Body Finish: Gloss Polyester

Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5"

String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 40 mm)

Pickups: Tokai Japan Single Coil

Neck: 5.72k, Middle 5.76k, Bridge 5.82k

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup. Position 4 Middle & Neck Pickup. Position 5 Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume, 2 x Tone

Hardware: Chrome

Tuning Keys: Vintage- Kluson Style

Bridge: Vintage-Style tremolo

Control Knobs: White

Pickguard: 3-Ply White

Neck: Maple, "C" Shape

Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo

Case: Supplied with new black rectangular from Thomann

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping