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Goya Rangemaster Bass

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

Re: Goya Rangemaster Bass

: Rare late 60's Goya Rangemaster short scale bass for sale
I'm interested in this bass email me at bvoodoo12@hotmail.com thanx,BOB

Re: Goya Rangemaster Bass

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

peut etre combien elle couterait

Age of instrument?

Goya G-30 #3724033

Re: Age of instrument?

: Goya DR-28, this one is made in Nazareth, Pa not in korea.
The serial number is 816247

Re: Age of instrument?

Marcia,
It isn´t easy to determine the date of Goyas. After sometime around 1960 the distributor of Goya in US asked Levin Guitars (the manufacturer of Goyas, in Gothenburg Sweden) to start a separate numbering fo the Goya branded guitars (I was told by a former president of Levin Guitars). I know for shure that until 1958 You can use the Levin number lists which are available on several places on the net (see http://www.gitarren.se/radotips/sernr_levin.html). After this it is more difficult but there are some tricks to use. The length of the serial number on Your guitar tells me it is later than 1966, as there were 7 digit number from around 1967. In 1967, they also started marking them "Goya Music, New York". The 1966 were marked "Goya Guitars Inc, N.Y. 10010". From 1971 they were marked "The special Sound", and later (don´t know exakt year) they were marked "Distributed by Dude Inc, Chanute Kansas".
Hope this helps. Best regards..../Magnus

Korea Goya 1967-1969

Hi, need some help please. I first started playing guitar in Korea between 1967-1969. My parents bought me my first electric, a white solid body, w/tremelo bar Goya...at least I really think it was Goya. It's been many years and maybe I am not remembering the thing too well. They frequently went to Japan during our stay in Korea and may have picked it up there (it was a Christmas gift).

Did such a guitar exist back then?

Thanks
Tom

whie goya solid body electric

in 1965 my first electric guitar was a white solid body Goya with tremelo bar too. Bought in a music store near Cleveland ohio. I think it was called a Rangemaster. Sold it a long time ago, and have never seen a white one since. Wish I still had it.

Regards,

Tom

Re: Korea Goya 1967-1969

I think Goya production line didn't go to Japan nor Korea until mid/late 70s, when the brand was bought by Martin C.F. guitars.
Look at: http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/index1.htm

Goya indentification

Bought this classical one in Santa Barbara twenty years ago. Just loved the satin finish and the quality of woods used. The label inside has since disintergrated and I don't know/remember the details or serial nos. Can anyone just help to I.D. the year and place of build?

Details: Seems to have walnut sides and back (chocolate color), rosewood fingerboard, the tuning pegs are made of a dark wood (all photos I see of Goyas have white plastic pegs. Can someone give some insight to what I have? Is there an adjustable rod inside the neck? Thanks mucho

Re: Goya indentification

 Goya indentification

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Goya G-10

Is the G-10 a solid top guitar or is it a veneer/laminated top?

Re: Goya G-10

: Is the G-10 a solid top guitar or is it a veneer/laminated top?

Yes it is solid spruce top. I have G-12 With a solid spruce top and Birch sides an back. I don't think there is much of a difference between the two of them. I bought mine in 1961 and found out later it was made in 1958.

My Goya G-10

I bought it in 1968 from Grinnels Music Store at the Macomb Mall, North of Detroit, Michigan. I played everything on the wall and liked the Goya best. As I remember, it cost $250, probably less but much more than I could afford at that time. It's serial # is 38230009.
I played my kids to sleep when they were small. I found sanity with it during troubled times and am now teaching 4 grandkids to play guitar with it. It's been a true friend.
I'm retired now and play one gig a year, at an annual fishing trip to Canada. The guys haven't gotten tired of it yet, and I've been doing this gig for 30 years.
Thanks for all the enjoyment to Goya.

Goya G10 #187916

Recently given a sweet little Goya (New York) G-10 made in Sweden. S/N#187916. Any information or interest? Very slight separation on the bottom-backside. Please e-mail me...
Thanks!

Re: Goya G10 #187916

Are you looking to sell it, I would be interested- depending on the cost and condition. Please email me @ rbf63@aol.com

Thanks.

: Recently given a sweet little Goya (New York) G-10 made in Sweden. S/N#187916. Any information or interest? Very slight separation on the bottom-backside. Please e-mail me...
: Thanks!

Goya M-26 SN#2420

I have a Goya M-26, serial number 2420... I am not having much luck finding some historical information about this model and serial sequence. Any help? I would also be interested in looking at current value of the instrument.

Re: Goya M-26 SN#2420

The M26 is present in the 1958 Goya catalog. It is a Goliath size (Levins name for Dreadnough) beauty with alp spruce top and flame maple in body, sunburst finish. I have not seen the catalogs for 1959 - 1961 but in the 1962 catalog it has disapeared, to show up again in 1965, with slightly modified neck and with more modern tuners.
Regarding dating, it is difficult. On all guitars with "Made by AB Herman Carlson Levin, Gothenburg Sweden", You can use the Levin serial number list. The 1958 range is 366296 – 384905, why i assume this is not valid for Your M26. One other way is to look how the distributer Hershmans New York Post adress is written. In July 1963 the zip codes were introduced and after that it said "N.Y. 10010", before this it said "New York 10". At least this is how I have had it explained once, and it fits the writing on my Goya instruments. The serial numbers on Goyas after they separated from Levins list, is a riddle, no one seems to know.
I have not seen any M26 guitars on sale, but several N26:es, depending on condition I would say from 200 - 600$, maybe even more, the goliath guitars made by Levin had a very high reputation, but maybe more outside US that on the american market.

I hope this helps,
/Magnus

Re: Goya M-26 SN#2420

: The M26 is present in the 1958 Goya catalog. It is a Goliath size (Levins name for Dreadnough) beauty with alp spruce top and flame maple in body, sunburst finish. I have not seen the catalogs for 1959 - 1961 but in the 1962 catalog it has disapeared, to show up again in 1965, with slightly modified neck and with more modern tuners.
: Regarding dating, it is difficult. On all guitars with "Made by AB Herman Carlson Levin, Gothenburg Sweden", You can use the Levin serial number list. The 1958 range is 366296 – 384905, why i assume this is not valid for Your M26. One other way is to look how the distributer Hershmans New York Post adress is written. In July 1963 the zip codes were introduced and after that it said "N.Y. 10010", before this it said "New York 10". At least this is how I have had it explained once, and it fits the writing on my Goya instruments. The serial numbers on Goyas after they separated from Levins list, is a riddle, no one seems to know.
: I have not seen any M26 guitars on sale, but several N26:es, depending on condition I would say from 200 - 600$, maybe even more, the goliath guitars made by Levin had a very high reputation, but maybe more outside US that on the american market.
I also own a m-26 that I have owned since 1972 it's serial number is 382980
: I hope this helps,
: /Magnus

Goya M-26

I am just looking for the value of the above guitar for a friend who received it as an inheritance. Here's the Kicker--serial number is 382969, 11 after your number. I have 22 guitars varying from Hiway ! Strats , Koa Strats, a Jackson owned by Gene Simmons, 4 Ovations including a six/twelve doubleneck, and a National chrome resonator so I am intrigued by this guitar. It is in rough shape but it is a dreadnought style. It has the 'dreaded' 14th fret hump but it doesn't seem to come into play yet. What would you suggest in fixing/not fixing, valuing or selling this guitar? Thanks so much.
Dean

Re: Goya M-26 SN#2420

My M-26 #378766 is the type with the symmetrical dots on the fingerboard. All of the M-26s that I've seen with the symmetrical position markers have been 1958 models. Later models seem to have the position markers moved to the bass side of the fingerboard.
When I took my guitar to have a neck reset, I was quoted an estimate. When I went to pick up the guitar, the luthier gave me a bill for about half of the estimate. He said,"Why didn't you tell me it was a bolt on neck? That was the easiest neck set I've ever done."

Re: Goya M-26 SN#2420

The first guitar I ever owned was a Goya M-26. I bought it second hand in 1960 for $75 Cdn, but when the action started to get high in 1965, I sold it. I was always sorry about that and when I found a 1958 Goya M-26 in 2004, I was happy to pay $375 Cdn for it. It needed a neck reset and the first store I went to said,"Just learn to live with it. The guitar's not worth fixing."
I forget what I finaly paid for the reset, but it was about half the estimate. The luthier said,"Why didn't you tell me it was a bolt on neck? The reset was a breeze."
This guitar has a lovely flamed maple back and sides, a Brazilian bridge and fingerboard and a solid spruce top. It is not as nice as my 1962 Martin D-21, but the Martin is nowhere near ten times as good, though it is appraised at well over ten times as much.
I think these guitars are extremely under-valued. I play it as much as I play the Martin and when it has new strings it gives the Martin a run for its money.

Goya Dreadnought acoustic Guitar model #G3 2

so... i hava Goya Dreadnought acoustic Guitar C.F. Martin & Co. model #G3 2 it is in great shap has like 1 minor scrtch on back and is very clean always kept in a hard case i want to sell it what should i ask/get

martin goya g-314b

i would like info on this guitar

Re: martin goya g-314b

: i would like info on this guitar

I have one, bought it used about 25 years ago. Black guitar made in Korea, great sounding and playing guitar.

Re: martin goya g-314b

: : i would like info on this guitar

: I have one, bought it used about 25 years ago. Black guitar made in Korea, great sounding and playing guitar.

:How much do you think this guitar is worth? I have one too!

Goya Swedish G17 Guitar

Goya Swedish G17 Guitar

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g10, s/n 114553

i own a g10 with a s/n of 114553. i'm looking to sell this, but haven't been able to find good info on value, etc. it's in great shape from what i can tell. any info, online links to price comparisons, interested persons welcome, appreciated. los angeles.

Re: g10, s/n 114553

Still have it, I would be interested depending on price and conditions - please email.

: i own a g10 with a s/n of 114553. i'm looking to sell this, but haven't been able to find good info on value, etc. it's in great shape from what i can tell. any info, online links to price comparisons, interested persons welcome, appreciated. los angeles.

Goya GG7 for sale

Goya GG7 for sale

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goya gm16 mandolin

ive had this mandolin in my basement for as long as i can remember, and i want to know how to put a manufacturing date on it, because i cant search the serial number on the internet because goya isnt a company anymore.

any tips on how to date it?

Re: goya gm16 mandolin

: ive had this mandolin in my basement for as long as i can remember, and i want to know how to put a manufacturing date on it, because i cant search the serial number on the internet because goya isnt a company anymore.

: any tips on how to date it?
also i am curious of its value, if you could please give me any idea it would be greatly appreciated
thankyou dianna

Goya CF MARTIN MANDOLIN GM16 SERIAL NO.9204115

I am trying to get any information possible on my vintage mandolin it is in absolutely mint condition and so is the hard shell case.It plays and sounds great.ive had it for years and was passed down to me by my dad.i would like to no what would be the value of it now,and also it was made in Korea,any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank-you kindly
Dianna

Re: goya gm16 mandolin

I also have one of these (GM16), serial number 90021, inside body it says "Prepared and Inspected by CF Martin, Lazareth, PA, with Goya on the headstock-- can't find an appropriate serial number listing to place it in a date and location. -Kris Bush

goya g-13

i've had my goya since i was a teenager. it is in good condition, has a crack on the back. it also has a hard shell case. if anyone knows what it would be worth or would be interested in it, please contact me.

model 1207R Panther Bass '67

I just got a '67(I Think) 1207R..page 14 of the '67 goya catalog. It's in really good shape, plays great. Anyone know if this is a sought after item or just a nice find for me?
Rich
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Goya Guitar Model M-50 Ser 3113 - Price?

How could I find out how much my guitar is worth? appreciate your help. thanks

Re: Goya Guitar Model M-50 Ser 3113 - Price?

: How could I find out how much my guitar is worth? appreciate your help. thanks

I would be interested in purchasing your guitar if in good condition. e-mail me at ew944@aol.com

Re: Goya Guitar Model M-50 Ser 3113 - Price?

Hi, If it is a Goya M-50 as shown in the 1958 Goya catalog (http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/catalog58_8.htm) it is probably valuable, I have never seen or heard of one. I have only seen it in the 1958 catalog and the serial number should be in the range 366296 – 384905 for 1958.

Could You possibly send me a picture, I would like to see it!

Regards.../Magnus (owner of 3 Levin made Goyas)

Goya FL-7

I am looking for a Goya FL-7 Flamico Guitar. Would like Any help in locating one. Circa 1964-1967. Thanks

Goya fl 7 flamenco guitar circa 1964

I have one! For sale. I just found this thread...years late, as I'm trying to sell my guitar. did you ever find one? if so, what did you pay?
mine is in great shape with an AER pick up and SKR hard case. 2 owners, both woman:-)

Goya G-10 S#158237

The Goya G-10 S#158237
I love the sound of this guitar!! It's in excellent condition
Can anyone tell me what year it's from? Or any more info about it??
Thanks,

please email me if you respond! Thanks again..................

Re: Goya G-10 S#158237

: The Goya G-10 S#158237
: I love the sound of this guitar!! It's in excellent condition
: Can anyone tell me what year it's from? Or any more info about it??
: Thanks,

: please email me if you respond! Thanks again..................

Re: Goya G-10 S#158237

I am researching a Goya G-10. it has a date on it of 1967

Re: Goya G-10 S#158237

Check out this website: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/goya.htm
If this site is as accurate as it looks, your guitar is from 1945.

I just found this list in trying to put an age to mine, which is 1917.

Good Luck,
Hub
Pittsburgh

: The Goya G-10 S#158237
: I love the sound of this guitar!! It's in excellent condition
: Can anyone tell me what year it's from? Or any more info about it??
: Thanks,

: please email me if you respond! Thanks again..................

Goya G-10 Guitar

Goya G-10 Guitar

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Goya Rangemaster body

I've got a goya Rangemaster that means a lot to me, but the body is all hacked up and moldy and not in good condition at all. I have the electronics, and they are in working order. Does anyone know where I could find a replacment body?. E-mail me at Phili_Punk@Hotmail.com

G-17

I have a G-17 Goya nylon classical guitar. The serial number is 4040025. Does anyone have an idea of how much it is worth?

G-125 value price?

My dad gave me this Goya G-125 acoustic guitar in pretty much perfect condition. Anybody know how much it is worth?

Re: G-125 value price?

Is your guitar a 10 string?? Is it for sale?? contact me!

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