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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 Old Guild Bluesbird bass dating???

    I have to upload some pictures which I will in a day or so but for now if anyone can help identify the year I would appreciate it.

    The headstock has the serial number BB160 on the back. I've checked some of the sites online and can't find a match. It's a Bluesbird solid body bass.
    It has two pickups, les paul like binding and a nice sunburst finish.

    Like I said I'm going to try and get a picture of it loaded up tomorrow.

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    Default Guild Bluesbird

    Hi,

    that will be from 1968. According to shipping figures, they made 9 in 1967, 85 in '68 and 47 in 1969.

    Very much looking forward to pictures

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    Default Guild Bluesbird

    Talking of old Guild Bluesbird basses, anyone seen this...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-GUILD-19...item3cae81fd06

    what a beauty!

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    Default Guild blues bird bass

    That is really nice. I mean really, really nice

    Does anyone know of a soundclip of one of these? Or know an album recorded with one?

    Come on whiskeytango, let's see your pics

    Ricky

  5. #5
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    Default Guild Bluesbird

    I'll get the pics up this week mrbass. I've been out of the country and crazy busy lately.
    The pics on the ebay link are identical to the bass I have. My buddy is giving it a once over, cleaning it up and getting some new strings on it for me.
    I can't wait to hear this thing play. Those pickups have huge output.

  6. #6
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    Default Finally got the pictures downloaded.

    Here are a couple of pics of the old bluesbird bass...




  7. #7
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    Default guild bluesbird

    oh wow, that is gorgeous

    thanks for sharing!

  8. #8
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    Default Guild bluesbird bass $4000

    This one is $4000

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260662455852

    Seems high, but it is a real stunner. What do you actually GO for?

    Ricky

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