Goya Rangemaster Model 116 SB Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966)

Goya  Rangemaster Model 116 SB Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
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Item # 9583
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Goya Rangemaster Model 116 SB Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Italy, serial # 1301, sunburst polyester finish, hardwood body & neck with rosewood fingerboard, original molded blue plastic hard shell case.
 
Overall length is 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm.), 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.).

This is the nicest example of the now much sought-after solid body Goya Rangemaster we have had, 100% original and complete looking very little used. The finish is still shiny with hardly any checking or damage, just some very minor small scuffs and scratches overall. The neck and frets also show very little wear. Everything is completely undisturbed and original, the quirky volume knob and mirror-plastic insets on the selector buttons are intact and the often elusive slot-in trem arm is still present. The only really notable wear is some corrosion on the tuner buttons and covers.

This is a good playing example of this slightly off-the-wall Italian "Veg-O-Matic" plastic-buttoned fretted creation, in a fairly dark sunburst poly finish with the requisite faux-wood plastic pickguard. The many switches can be a bit scratchy but all work as intended. These Rangemasters were not originally sold as a low-budget instrument, and compared to many period Italian-made guitars are solidly made and a better players than many would expect. The Rangemaster is a versatile solid body with four individual half-pickups arranged in pairs, which can be selected in 5 combinations producing some interesting sounds! The somewhat wacky but functional original molded plastic original case is included, with a bright yellow lining and one latch broken. Excellent + Condition.