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1966 Goya Electric Guitars catalogue
1966 Goya Electric Guitars catalogue, Goya was well-known for it's acoustic guitars, produced by Levin in Sweden; but in the mid 1960s they added a number of Italian-built electric guitars and basses. Semi-acoustic models such as the 105, 107 and 109 Rangemaster guitars and Panther II bass were made by Polverini, whilst solid body models 116 and 118 were made by Galanti. These were well-built good quality instruments, but perhaps too expensive to sell in large numbers.
1965 Vox Ace electric guitar
1965 Vox Ace electric guitar The Vox Ace was one of the early UK-designed Vox guitars produced by JMI in Dartford, Kent. It had been in production since at least 1962, but was redesigned for late 1963 with a more current look and a higher quality feel. The pickups were upgraded, as was the body; it was now thicker and made of solid wood. Despite this the guitar was now actually lighter in weight, due to a shorter overall length. Have a closer look at a sunburst-finished Vox Ace from 1965.
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  1. #1
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    Default EBO mute switch won't slide. Do I adjust it....

    by loosening the bridge screws till it slides. I have the 2 screw bridge. If I do that the screw is not flush with the body. From what I can tell in the photos this appears to be the answer unless there is a spacer or washer? missing

  2. #2
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    Default mutes

    Hi, and welcome

    Small screws hold the mute to the body. Once these are screwed in, the screw heads should be flush with the mute. If the screws have slightly domed tops they stop the mute sliding properly. This could well be the problem - often the case when mutes were removed, original screws lost, then replaced.

    You may of course have another issue, but this could well be it. Let us know...

  3. #3
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    Default Re: EBO mute switch won't slide. Do I adjust it....

    Quote Originally Posted by racko
    by loosening the bridge screws till it slides.

    If I do that the screw is not flush with the body.
    If you are referring to the screws (studs) that anchor the bridge, then loosening them (thus raising the bridge) may be the solution as well. The bridge itself should be hovering above the body - not anchored to it. If the bridge is lowered right against the mute assembly, then the lever used to engage the mute will not slide freely.

    On some specimens, in order to get good action, the bridge has to be dropped down so close to the body that it may not be possible to use the underbridge mute. If this is the case, lower tension strings (like TI flats, or something) may help get the geometry such that you can attain reasonably low action and still use the mute.
    Regards,
    Joe

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    Chromium or anyone, how long are the studs that anchor the bridge? I am afraid of overdoing it. Chromium you have described my problem accurately. For the lever to clear I would need about 1/4 inch of thread exposed.

  5. #5
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    I'm not sure how long the studs are offhand, but on my later 2-points, I can say that the bridges are both easily 1/4" up off the body.

    On the older one with the bar bridge, I find myself making a compromise between low action and still being a able to keep enough clearence under the bridge for the mute lever to slide. I suspect that if I switched this one to lower tension strings, I could probably get the action set a little better (and still keep the mute functional)...

    Regards,
    Joe

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