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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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    Default Hondo strat copy

    Hello everyone,
    I visited the vintage guitar fair in NY this past weekend and picked up a Hondo Strat copy. It has scratches, but otherwise plays great.
    It's a "blackie" style with maple neck. It looks really vintage, especially with worn yellowish look on the pickups. I really like the play of it. Very easy, much easier than the play on my Squire Affinity. And I hate to say it, but in some way feels better than my HWY-1 tele.
    It says on the headstock "Deluxe Series 760"
    I noticed a whole from the screw at the bridge level, which gives me an idea that either a bridge came from some other guitar or body is from some other gutiar.
    A friend I was with, is somewhat guitar savy, somewhat more than me in this sence, told me it's a japanese company (which is not what read on wiki), which got sued by gibson some time ago and ceased to exist, and that I picked a japanese guitar from the 80ies.

    I would like to know more about the instruments, but I could not find any info on the guitar on the net so far. I read about Hondo on wiki, and saw some sales on ebay and on craig list, however, is there a souce where I can find out the specks of these strat copies ? I really like the neck of it, feels so solid - like the one from the very good quality instrument. Considered the price I paid for it, feels like I striked a jack pot.
    Last edited by BratNikotin; 04-04-2011 at 04:04 PM.

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