Whitstable Guitars

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

2011 Tokai Japan AST-70 "Goldstar" Stratocaster Ocean Turquoise Metallic & new hard case



Tokai Japan do make a lovely guitar & this Strat in gorgeous Ocean Turquise metallic is no exception. 
It is generally accepted that during the period that Fender Japan produced their "Crafted in Japan" models, they were in fact, made by Tokai Japan. They are very similar to the Fender models apart from a few important features. The Fender '57 and '62 reissues both had 7.25" radius fretboards and thin vintage frets but the Tokai CST-70 range have a 9.5" fretboard radius and medium frets. The Tokais have lightweight Alder bodies & a modified headstock.

This particular Tokai is in really great condition with no noticeable fretwear. I did have to repair some small dents on the top of the guitar. I have indicated these in the gallery photo as shown. They are now smooth & polished and barely noticeable

2011 Tokai Japan AST-70 Stratocaster Ocean Turquoise Metallic



Body Material Alder Body

Finish Ocean Turquoise Metallic Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.48 kg


Neck Material Maple

Neck Finish Polyester

Neck Shape Slim "C" Shape

Scale Length 25.5 "(648 mm)

Fingerboard Material: Maple

Fingerboard Radius 9.5 "(184.1 mm)

Number of Frets: 22

Fret Size: Medium

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays: Black Dots


Bridge pickup: Tokai ST Vintage MK 3

Middle pickup:   Tokai ST Vintage MK 3

Neck Pickup:   Tokai ST Vintage MK 3

Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

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


Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Hardware Finish Chrome 

Tuning Machines: Tokai Japan Kluson

Pickguard 3-Ply White

Control Knobs Vintage White Plastic

Switch Tip Vintage White

Neck Plate 4-Bolt Chrome

Comes with Thomann Black Hard Case

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

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.

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