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    Help... Did Guild make these?

    Greetings all

    I recently acquired a cool obscure amp that I hope to learn more about. It is a 1967 Goya Barracuda 75/212 tube head. These originally were sold with a 2-12" cabinet that seems a bit similar to my Thunderbass cabinet.
    If I'm following the history correctly, Guilds parent company acquired ownership of Goya around this time.
    Does anyone know anything about this amp???
    Thanks

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    Need some pics, but l have never heard anything suggesting Guild imported amps. Organs, acoustic amps and effects were sourced elswhere, but they had their own factory. I'm not saying that it may not have happened, but l personally have never seen one, and l have a few Guild amps.
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    Reading my message I think I may not have been clear. My question is if Guild may have produced these for Goya. It says "Made in the USA" on the faceplate ( which might not be true) I'll see if I can post some pics.

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    How do you post pics here? I don't see any options to do so

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    Interesting story line behind Goya. Guild didn't buy or Goya (aka Levin) but they were purchased by the holding company that purchased Guild in the 60's. Interestingly Kustom owned them for a while in the early 70's.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levin_(guitar_company)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Salami View Post
    How do you post pics here? I don't see any options to do so
    Post them to some place like imgur and link to them here using the picture button, third from the right.
    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
    (amps - I need a "99" & "50")

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    Last edited by Tommy Salami; 09-06-2017 at 09:54 PM.

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    It's a point-to-point-turrent-board-PCB-hand-wired extravaganza!

    Actually, that's no PCB. It looks like the traces were drawn with solder by hand. Too cool. How's it sound?
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    While the cabinet's tolex is similar the the beige Thunderbasses, the wiring inside is completely different; the T-Bass has 3 early PCB boards and different wire color schemes.

    I don't think they're related.
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    I've not received it yet, should be here next week but needs work so is going to the shop.

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