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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 Rivoli
EBV232 solid-body guitar.

Epiphone 1961 full line catalogue1961 full line catalog

New from Epiphone, an electric bass, notable for its fine sustaining bass tone, full rich bass volume, and fast, easy-playing action...

Epiphone 1966 full line catalogue1966 full line catalog

Epiphone is proud to present solid body instruments that offer the depth, the sharp treble, the biting tone and the virility that all guitarists seek from a solid body instrument

1967 Epiphone Rivoli bass
1967 Epiphone Rivoli bass guitar
The Rivoli was the Epiphone equivalent to the single pickup Gibson EB2, the only differences being the Epiphone style headstock, and Epiphone scratchplate, with E logo. Both models were made side by side at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and are priced identically: $360 for a sunburst bass, $375 for cherry (1/10/66 prices). Like the EB2, the Rivoli has the incredibly fat, bassy tone of the EB humbucker, and the woodiness of a semi hollow bass.

The Rivoli was very fashionable in the 1960s, especially in Britain, finding favour with such legendary bassists as Chas Chandler (Animals), Paul Samwell-Smith (Yardbirds), Ronnie Lane (Small Faces), Andy Fraser (Free) and many more.

Just under 2000 Epiphone Rivoli basses were shipped in the 1960s, with 1967 being the peak year (see the Epiphone Rivoli shipping figures). Production ceased in 1968.

In the 1970s the Epiphone (now Japanese manufactured) launched a new bass dubbed Rivoli, however with a model number EA260. This was a double pickup instrument with a similar body shape. but a bolt-on neck, long (34 1/2") scale, and very different hardware.

ModelRivoli EB231, EB232
Available1961, 1963-1969
PickupsOne Gibson EB0 humbucker
Scale30 1/2"
BodyMaple. 16" wide (lower bout), 19" long, 1 3/4" thick
NeckOne-piece mahogany, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. No binding, 20 frets.
Hardware1 volume and 1 tone control, presence button. Bar bridge with mute.
FinishesSunburst and Natural. Cherry from 1966

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NEW CASE FITS GIBSON EB2; EPIPHONE RIVOLI, Triumph II / Zenith BASS GUITAR

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UK ebay listings

EPIPHONE RIVOLI BASS with original HARD CASE rare Blond model

Current price: £850.00
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EPIPHONE RIVOLI EBV232 (LIKE EB2)BASS GUITAR 1964 100% ORIG. NEW EPI HARD CASE

Current price: £1800.00
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NEW CASE FITS GIBSON EB2; EPIPHONE RIVOLI, Triumph II / Zenith BASS GUITAR

Current price: £47.59
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VINTAGE 1964 EPIPHONE RIVOLI BASS. ALL ORIGINAL (MADE BY GIBSON KALAMAZOO USA)

Current price: £3000.00
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