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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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Gibson EB3 Bass
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1969 Gibson EB3 Bass Guitar

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Cream - from left to right, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton
Cream - from left to right, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton
The EB-3 is a real classic sixties bass. From it's introduction at the Summer NAMM show of 1961, until the very last few instruments shipped in 1979. Jack Bruce, the bass player with Cream is famous for his EB3 bass playing in the mid to late 1960s, and it was also used by his friend Felix Papilardi of Mountain, Chris White of the Zombies, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Andy Fraser of Free. Peak production years were 1969-1971, with around 2000 guitars shipped in each of those years. It really was a flagship model throughout the 18 years of its production.

The sixties basses were solid mahogany with one piece necks. This design evolved, going to a three piece neck with split headstock and finally a three piece maple neck, but still with a one piece mahogany body. This was the big-brother to the single pickup EB0; the extra bridge pickup on the EB3 granted greater tonal possibilities, and consequently this bass found favour with many late sixties and early seventies musicians.

Like most vintage Gibson basses, the sound is characterised by the deep mellow tones of set mahogany necks, short scale (30½ inch) and the very heavily-wound Gibson EB neck humbucker. More about the Gibson EB bass pickup and Gibson bass pickups in general.

Sound Clips

Thanks to Fly Guitars.com for the following clips. Files are approximately 150kb, and each clip features the introductory 4 bars of rescue me (Fontella Bass) played on the EB3, and recorded directly into a computer sound card. My favourite is the last; listen to that rumble!

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1969 Gibson EB-0 Vintage Bass Guitar Slot-Head Rare & Hard to Find

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original 1968 Gibson EB-2D two-pickup hollowbody bass CHERRY!!!

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VINTAGE 1964 USA GIBSON EB-3 BASS GUITAR TUNER SET EB 2 TUNING PEGS

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GIBSON SB 350 4 STRING ELECTRIC BASS WITH HARD SHELL CASE

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1969 Gibson EB-0 Vintage Bass Guitar Slot-Head Rare & Hard to Find

Current price: £534.96
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AxeMasters LH (Larger Hands) BRASS NUT Gibson EB Series Bass Guitar & Copies

Current price: £8.32
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Current price: £1307.69
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1967 GIBSON EB2D BASS - SUNBURST - ORIGINAL CASE

Current price: £2600.00
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VINTAGE 1964 USA GIBSON EB-3 BASS GUITAR TUNER SET EB 2 TUNING PEGS

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VINTAGE 1965 USA GIBSON EB-O BASS GUITAR PICKUP w COVER ORIGINAL

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1968-69 Gibson EB-3L Electric Bass Guitar w/ OHSC EB3 EB-3

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Hard Electric Guitar Case for Gibson EB-3 Bass

Current price: £44.99
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VINTAGE GIBSON EB0 EB-0 BASS POTS CAPACITORS CONTROLS SET 1971 - 1972 GOOD (#3)

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1964 Gibson EB0 bass EBO

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

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Vintage 1966 Gibson EB-0 EB0 Bass *Genuine Classic with Mojo & Vibe*

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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON / KALAMAZOO KB-1 BASS GUITAR CASE USED, EB-0 BODY SHAPE

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VINTAGE 1971 GIBSON CTS POT 500K SHORT SPLIT SHAFT SG SG-II SB-350 FLYING V (#1)

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