Goya Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by r05c03, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. r05c03


    Jul 21, 2005
    Lafayette, IN
    Anyone know anything about these basses, specifically the Goya Studio 76
  2. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    The Goya bass history is pretty sketchy .... I have a '68 MIJ J-bass copy that I recently finished a rehab on and it was a real struggle trying to get good info.

    Goya basses were made by Martin, Hagstrom, Aria, Teisco, Matsumoko and several other Japanese builders during the 60's and 70's ... I don't believe that Goya ever actually built an electric bass guitar themselves (really, the Goya guitar was built by a company named Levin and marketed in the US as Goya). Here is a link that shows the somewhat checkered history of Goya ...


    You can also check the following link, which is really for Aria basses but so many of the Goya's were built by Aria that you may find some helpful info ...


    If you ever find any other info, let us know ..... these are great basses, extremely well built and highly underrated. Here's a pic of my '68 rehab .....