Goya 1966 guitar catalog. Page 8. Details of the solid-body Rangemaster series, model 116. The guitar pictured is model 116 S (Cherry Sunburst finish) though three other finish options (Jet Black, Caribbean Blue and Fire Engine Red) and shown on the next page. The Rangemaster name comes from the tonal range of the split pickups; each has twin coils covering two the upper two or lower two strings only. Like the semi-acoustic Rangemaster guitars that were produced by Polverini in Italy, these solid body guitars were also of Italian origin, but by a different maker, Galanti. Where ever they were produced, the 'Rangemaster' pickups were one common feature of all guitars bearing the name.
The 1966 US price for this model was $299.50, which was perhaps a little expensive; although the Rangemaster was a very nice guitar this was just $5 cheaper than the Gibson SG Standard and $18 more expensive than the Fender Stratocaster.
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