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For Sale: ($1195) 1980 Tokai/Gold Star GF12 w/OHSC

Posted By: sonhouse (+21) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller

$1,195 USD

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Bought this Goldie directly from Japan. That might explain why the inside rim label says Tokai as that's what they called Gold Stars sold in the Japanese markets. If you read about the history of Gold Star banjos you'll see it wasn't unheard of to see a banjo that had a Tokai label inside the pot mixed with a neck with the Gold Star headstock inlay. Probably just didn't have a neck with the Tokai head stock inlay that day in the factory when this little pearl was assembled. Or maybe someone had a litle too much Sakae at lunch time. Exact same banjo (neck, rim, ring, parts etc.), just different labels. Anyway, to me this history just makes this banjo a little more special and interesting.
Great tone as these archtops are known for. Banjo has a Kershner tail piece (the only change from stock Tom Adams made on his Gold Star)
$125 shipping/insurance. OHSC (blue lining) in great condition.


United States, Boston, MA, 02467



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Used - Excellent Condition



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