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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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Epiphone Granada E444T
Thinline semi acoustic

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Epiphone Granada E444T
1966 Epiphone Granada
Epiphone Granada E444TC
The cutaway version of the Epiphone Granada, launched in 1965, was given the model designation E444TC
Epiphone 1962 full line catalogue1962 full line catalog

An electric Spanish guitar with exclusive, patented fingerrest pickup plus superb Epiphone features ant tonal versatility...
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Epiphone 1966 full line catalogue1966 full line catalogue

The 1966 Epiphone catalogue was the first to show and describe the E444TC (single cutaway) Granada
ModelGranada E444TGranada E444TC
PickupsSingle-coil fingerrest pickup (part PU-380)
Scale24 3/4"
BodyMaple top and back with a mahogany rims. 16 1/4" wide (lower bout), 20 1/4" long, 1 3/4" thick. Single-ply binding, front and back.Identical to the E444T, with the addition of a single Florentine cutaway
NeckSingle-ply mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. 20 frets, body meeting the body at the 14th fret. Unbound.
Hardware1 volume and 1 tone control. Rosewood compensated free floating bridge with trapeze tailpiece. Nickel plating throughout.

The Epiphone Granada was introduced in 1962, and like all 1960s Epiphones, was built at Gibsons guitar plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Most Epiphone models were based on a similar Gibson model, and this was no exception, being practically identical to the Gibson ES-120T. It was a thinline acoustic, with the same body size as the Gibson ES-125T or the Epiphone Sorrento.

The pickup was a single coil unit, mounted into the scratchplate. It was the same part as used in the Gibson Melody Maker guitars, part number PU-380.

In 1965 a single cutaway version was also introduced, however this is somewhat rarer than the non-cutaway version (See Epiphone Granada shipping figures).

The Granada was the least expensive hollow-body guitar in Epiphone's range, listed at just $149.50 at its launch in 1962; less than all Epiphone solid bodies too, with the exception of the single-pickup Epiphone Olympic and Olympic Special.

Both cutaway, and non-cutaway Granadas were removed from the line in 1969, when production of Epiphones switched from Kalamazoo to Japan.

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smackso Comment left 24th March 2013 20:08:23
These old Epi's are just worlds away from anything they do now, and new Epi's are still pretty good. Seriously, even cheaper models like this are amazing players. Just scored a sixty something (?) Granada and it plays like butter. Plugged or acoustic. Absolutely love it. Also tried a Casino (too expensive for me) and a Rivoli bass (I only tried it, i'm a guitarist)... both phenominal. Now I get the fuss over vintage Kalamazoo period Gibson.

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