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Old 09-04-2017, 05:42 PM
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Default Vintage amp info needed

This year I've acquired a few rare vintage amps and there are two specifically I'm hoping to find more information about. First is a '62 Gretsch Stereo King and the other is a '67 Goya Barracuda head.
I'd like to talk with anyone knowing about either of these amps.

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Old 09-05-2017, 02:08 AM
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The vintage Gretsch amps were made by Valco...Chicago. Same company that made Supro, Airline, couple other well-regarded vintage tube amps. They were relatively inexpensive back then compared to the big-name companies.

The other one...I got nothing...
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this is all i could find on goya via google.

https://reverb.com/item/6459853-vint...llectible-rare

goya was bought by guild in 1966 and later martin!! they made mainly acoustics but also a few amps.

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this is all i could find on goya via google.

https://reverb.com/item/6459853-vint...llectible-rare

goya was bought by guild in 1966 and later martin!! they made mainly acoustics but also a few amps.

play music!
Now that helps and makes sense as the amp looks a bit like my Thunderbass. I was also seeing some references to Hagstrom being involved in Goya products so thought there might be a connection there. Can you refer me to where you found the info of Guild buying Goya?

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The vintage Gretsch amps were made by Valco...Chicago. Same company that made Supro, Airline, couple other well-regarded vintage tube amps. They were relatively inexpensive back then compared to the big-name companies.

The other one...I got nothing...
I guess I could be more specific but the question I have concerns the date codes in my SK. They were only sold in '62 and then dropped as they cost nearly $4000 by today's value. Mine has all date codes including the serial number dating it to 1959. I bought it a few months back off eBay with the story that it was owned by Eddie Cochran..... But no proof. The only other SK's I've found are two in the UK which both have date codes of 1961 so I'm wondering if I have a prototype and if so.... Does that make the EC story a bit more plausible? So I'm looking for folks who might actually own one so I can continue gathering date code info.
I'm going to a Gretsch gathering this weekend that will include Joe Carducci from Gretsch. Hopefully he can help but I'm asking everywhere possible trying to put this together.
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