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greco gr120 guitar goya inc.

i have picked up an old greco gr120 acoustic made by goya inc. the serial number is 12107. does anyone have any information on this guitar??

I have a greco gr120 acoustic guitar

I have a Greco acoustic guitar GR120 as well my serial number is 27243. I can't find anything on it. Let me know if you find something

Martin Goya Guitar

Looking to ID or date a Martin Goya Classical guitar. Only identifying markings are G-1. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Doug

Goya GG163 distributed by Dude

Goya GG163 distributed by Dude

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value info?

Goya Electric F-hole, thin hollow body, mahogany, 4 pic-ups, 4 pic-up combination switches, master volume ctrl, 4 pic-up indiv. volume ctrls, tremelo. Serial no. on back: N5371 1092B. I bought it in France, 1971-72. Could you give any info on this Guitar? Benjamin

GG-45

can anyone tell me the year and the value of this beautiful instrument? serial #is1902

Re: GG-45

Gerri,

As far as I can tell G45 was introduced in 1968 as the top model of the classical nylonvstringed guitars. It is described to have spruce top and Rio Jacaranda Rosewood back and sides, with ebony fretboard and bridge. I have never seen on up for sale on ebay, but the 2nd fines model G30 have been sold between 450 - 900$ on a number of sales during the last 12 months. My guess is as good as Yours....

Best regards..../Magnus

GOYA 12 STRING RANGEMASTER

looking for original chrome tailpiece for 12 string RANGEMASTER - will pay top dollar

goya

need to know the going price for a goya ts-5 serial number 178824 12 string ..thanks

Re: goya

I have seen TS5:s go on ebay during the last 6 months for prices from 200 to 450$. I bought one myself for 320 last august and had a 100$ refund due to some top cracks found at delivery. Mine has serial 312014 and I have estimated it as a 1965 model. Yours would be older, how is the New York postal code written on the label, In july 1963 zip codes were introduced by US Postal services, before this it read New York 10, later N.Y. 10010

Regards.../Magnus

Info on Goya....

Looking to sell a Goya Model #G31SCE, with the Serial #93080019. I know this isn't one of the Vintage models, but i am wondering what is a reasonable asking price for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Goya Panther Pickup

I'm looking for a pcikup for my Goya Panther and was wondering if anyone knows where I can find either an original working pickup or a replacement that will be a direct fit. The pickups are a weird size and I'm having troubles locating something that will work.

THanks.

GG172 and TS4

I have a couple of Goyas lloking for a home. I'm a luthier in Toronto and have enjoyed them in the past but they need to be played. The 12 string is '60's with the classical style bridge and the 'grand concert' is from the early '70's. Feel free to contact me, I know these guitars inside and out, literally.
Tony

Re: GG172 and TS4

Tony,

I may be interrested in the 172. Anyway I would be interrested in exchanging experiences of Goyas with You, I will send You a mail.

Regards..../Magnus

Re: GG172 and TS4

Folks;
I recently acquired a gg172, I cant find much info on it
Anyone know year/approx value/is it a nice player?
Seems in good shape, a little lift on the bottom bridge and neck (1/32), it has individually adjustable bottom bridge pegs so it should adjust out easily
Nice shape other than missing the pick guard - if I could find a photo of the original i would get something to match

Value of Goya Mini - Dreadnought Guitar Model # G-234

Help! Need to know value of very good condition G-234? Please give me a range of value. Thanks very much. RWA

Re: Value of Goya Mini - Dreadnought Guitar Model # G-234

: Help! Need to know value of very good condition G-234? Please give me a range of value. Thanks very much. RWA

HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE. I BOUGHT A DAMAGED ONE AT A FLEA MARKER FOR A 100 BUCKS. BRIDGE PULLED OUT. REPAIRED IT MYSELF. EASY TO PLAY. SOUNDS GOOD. lOVE IT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WILL TAKE FOR YOURS.Larry CUZLT2003@yahoo.com

value gr5

i got this unit for my wife in 1960's i think would like to know about value. GRECO MODEL GR5 SERIAL 3396 MADE IN YUOOSLAVE. THANKS FOR ANY HELP

Did you ever find out about

Did you ever find out about your guitar? I have a Greco Model GR5 Serial 2568 that i have no clue about value. My husband said it was junk. Hope he is wrong

goya model GC7

does someone knows the year it was made, in wish country and its approximate value JP from montreal

Re: goya model GC7

 goya model GC7

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GG5 12-string

(Originally posted 22:22:12 1/20/06)

Serial #419104. Reportedly was once owned by Johnny Cash, who gave it to "Handsome" Harlan Sanders, who gave it to Susan Thomsen Clark (Roy Clark's Daughter). It's in very good condition. Does anyone have an idea of the value?

Goya GG5 12-string -update

(Originally posted 16:03:39 1/23/06)

I was mistaken. Don't know if the guitar was owned by Johnny Cash, but Harlan was working with him at the time it was given to Susan. And the serial number has a 5 on the end. (4191045)

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

Gary,

A GG5 was sold on auction at ebay last weekend for 154$.
Personally i think that was dirt cheap. It was in excellent condition as far as could be judged by the pictures posted.

I have seen the previous model TS5, same guitar but 12-fretted, go for 300-500$

/Magnus

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

: Gary,

: A GG5 was sold on auction at ebay last weekend for 154$.
: Personally i think that was dirt cheap. It was in excellent condition as far as could be judged by the pictures posted.

: I have seen the previous model TS5, same guitar but 12-fretted, go for 300-500$

: /Magnus

Thanks Magnus. Are these guitars of poor quality and therefore not worth much?

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

: : Gary,

: : A GG5 was sold on auction at ebay last weekend for 154$.
: : Personally i think that was dirt cheap. It was in excellent condition as far as could be judged by the pictures posted.

: : I have seen the previous model TS5, same guitar but 12-fretted, go for 300-500$

: : /Magnus

: Thanks Magnus. Are these guitars of poor quality and therefore not worth much? This GG5 neck joins the body at the 12th fret. It also has only 6 holes, with 2 strings in each hole, at the bridge.

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

Interresting,

I have never seen this on a GG5. Could You send pictures to my emailadress? Do You know the age of this guitar?
Can You describe the content on the label, or if possible send a digital photo?

By the way, I do NOT think these guitars deserve a low price like this, they are indeed great guitars. For anyone thinking of bying a guitar this is a good buy.

/Magnus

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

: Interresting,

: I have never seen this on a GG5. Could You send pictures to my emailadress? Do You know the age of this guitar?
: Can You describe the content on the label, or if possible send a digital photo?

: By the way, I do NOT think these guitars deserve a low price like this, they are indeed great guitars. For anyone thinking of bying a guitar this is a good buy.

: /Magnus

Yes, pictures on the way! I think it was made about 1970.
Gary

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

I found a picture at the "Vintage Goya Guitar" website in the 1971 Goya (Kustom) catalog (page 7) of a GG5 that is very much like mine. Also in the 1968 catalog (page5)a TS5 looks like the same picture.

Goya Guitar 499008

Hi there. I have a Goya Guitar. On the back is a brass plate with the words - "Made by Hagstrom, Sweden. Pat S. 499008". Could anyone tell me something about this - eg when it was made, the value, were there different colours, or anything else interesting.

Thanks a ton.
Brigitte

GOYA G610 BY CF MARTIN, KOREA & PA

hAVE RECENTLY ACQUIRED A GOYA 610 WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND WARRANTEE BUT KNOW LITTLE ELSE OF THE GUITAR. IF ANYONE KNOWS THE HISTORY OR VALUE, I WOULD APPRECIATE THE INFO. THANKS

goya g17

im looking to buy a g17 I had one in 66 and want another
anyboby got one they want to sell???

Re: goya g17

: im looking to buy a g17 I had one in 66 and want another
: anyboby got one they want to sell???

I have one for sale

Re: goya g17

Mark,

There is one for sale at Gruhn Guitars. It is liste as an "as is" Guitar (bridge needs re-glueing), but that´s no big job...
Check www.gruhn.com, and follow links for "inventory" and "classical guitars".

For Your information, there is an identical guitar labeled Levin LG-17, which was the model for outside US. The Goyas back then were manufactured by Levin Guitars in Gothenburg Sweden.

Good luck...../Magnus - Sweden

1955 Goya G-10 serial number 325617

I'm trying to get an idea of it's appraisal value. Can anyone help me. It's in very good shape, original case...picks too.

It belonged to my mum....rarely played.

I don't want to sell it, but I need to insure it.

Thank you,

Joe

Re: 1955 Goya G-10 serial number 325617

: I'm trying to get an idea of it's appraisal value. Can anyone help me. It's in very good shape, original case...picks too.

: It belonged to my mum....rarely played.

: I don't want to sell it, but I need to insure it.

The inner label says Made in Sweden. It sounds beautiful...rich tones and very clear. I believe she got it out of the Sears & Roebuck catalog...I'm very impressed with the quality.

: Thank you,

: Joe

Re: 1955 Goya G-10 serial number 325617

Joe,

First of all, the G10 was introduced in 1958. This can be seen at Goyaguitars.com, both in a advertisment sheet announcing the model, and in the 1958 catalog. Se in the following links:
http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_g10_insert_1958.htm

http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/catalog58_7.htm

Your guitar is consequently not from 1955. Based in your dating it to 1955 I asume that You have used the Goya/Levin or Locksley serial numbers lists, and that Your serial number is in the 321201 – 336743 range. The lists are NOT valid for Goyas made after approximately 1960, when Levin Guitars separated Levin and Goyas regarding seral numbers.

Now, Since I have two Goyas in this range that I have managed to pinpoits approxmate ages on I can tell You that Your guitar is from sometime between 1963 and 1966. I think You will find on the label inside the guitar that the adress to NY is written with zip code (10010) which were introduced in june 1963. I have a T16 numbered 334337 which is definately built 1966 or earlier.

Regarding value, it is hard to tell. The value is dependent of what a buyer is willing to pay just at the moment of selling. I have seen G10:s go on ebay from 50$ up to above 200$, but rarely more. If Your guitar is in absolut mint condition I think You can get more from a collector who specializes in Goyas, but as I have stated in many threads in this forum, the old Goyas are for some reason not valued as high as they deserve. Especially their classical nylon stringed guitars were excellent, but bear in mind that the G10 was introduced as an affordable student guitar.

I hope this gives You the information You need.

/Magnus

Re: 1955 Goya G-10 serial number 325617

 1955 Goya G-10 serial number 325617

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Re: 1955 Goya G-10 serial number 325617

: : I'm trying to get an idea of it's appraisal value. Can anyone help me. It's in very good shape, original case...picks too.

: : It belonged to my mum....rarely played.

: : I don't want to sell it, but I need to insure it.

: The inner label says Made in Sweden. It sounds beautiful...rich tones and very clear. I believe she got it out of the Sears & Roebuck catalog...I'm very impressed with the quality.

: : Thank you,

: : Joe

It would be nice if someone could refer me to an appraiser or another website...anyone at all...

Resetting neck on Goya G-30

My favorite Goya of all time is the G-30 with the flame maple back and sides. Unfortunately, the neck is getting pulled up and away from the guitar body, making the action too high. WHO FIXES THIS PROBLEM PROPERLY? Please advise. I live in rural Hawaii and will have to ship this guitar wherever it has to go. As an owner of a refinishing shop here in Hawaii, I actually work on instruments too, but have never attempted a neck re-set. Any pointers on doing it myself? Please advise.

Re: Resetting neck on Goya G-30

(Originally posted 15:38:23 1/12/06)

Steve,

If sending it to the American west coast isn´t beyond Your limits I would turn to Frank Ford at www.frets.com

Send him a mail. His nice informative web page also has some nice "howto´s".

/Magnus

Re: Resetting neck on Goya G-30

Steve,
If shipping it to a luthier in San Fransisco isn´t beyond Your limits, I would recommendend Frank Ford at Gryphon Stringed Instruments. He can do anything.

Anyway, check his repair tips at www.frets.com and follow the "index page" link. He might very well have an illustrative instruction for You.

Good luck! Magnus Hultin - Sweden

Goya G40

Anyone have a Goya G40 for sale? Condition and price?

Re: Goya G40

: Anyone have a Goya G40 for sale? Condition and price?

Re: Goya G40

: : Anyone have a Goya G40 for sale? Condition and price?

Re: Goya G40

: : : Anyone have a Goya G30 for sale? Condition and price. I have all the models except the 30 and 40. wd like to get atleast one before I get too old to play. Thanks Fred

Goya necks

Hello,

I need help adjusting the neck on my 66 N-21 (she has a bow). No truss rod cover and only one hole in the neck block. I can't even see what kind of wrench to use!

Helllllllp!! Please!!!!!!

John

Re: Goya necks

John, Funny thing, I have an N-21 that my father bought for my Mom in about '66 & was wondering how to adjust the truss rod because it's not as concave as I would like. I don't see a plate on the headstock, either, but the '65 catalog (found it at goyaguitars.tripod.com) shows the N-21 as a flat top Spanish steel string & says that all steel strings have truss rods w/ a cover on the headstock. One of the later catalogs has fine print that the N-21 does not have a truss rod.

Re: Goya necks

John,

I hate to disappoint You, but the N21 does not have an adjustable truss-rod. It has an aluminum T-rod. I am not shure how to fix Your neck. Have heard some luthiers have a method where the neck is straightened under heat. If the bow is small, there are other methods, I am shure a luthier could advise You. For tips and tricks go to www.frets.com, Frank Ford has most of the answers.

/Magnus

Goya Rangemaster Bass

Rare late 60's Goya Rangemaster short scale bass for sale.
Anybody interested?

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