It has had some repair work done to it, apparently by a luthier in Dublin about 10 years ago.

Serial numbers can be useful in determining the production year of a guitar or amplifier. If you want see pictures of any of this than have a look at how I restored the old Levin LM-26.

Thanks to Vintage Guitars Sweden, The Levin family at the moment, from left to right: Goya GG-172 (1970), Levin Model 13 (1950), Goya Model 163 (1968),  Levin Model 174 (1972), Levin Royal (1951), Levin LM-26 (1959), Levin Model 65 (1942), Goya T-18 (1966),  Levin LT-14 (1965), Levin LT-16 (1966), Goya GG-172 Made in Sweden by Levin in 1970. Levin LS-18 / Goya S-18 Copyright 2007-19 P Carroll Jedistar | All Rights Reserved | GAS: Guitar Acquisition Syndrome, Galaxy guitars 2 makes from USA and Canada. Taken from a 1965 Levin catalogue. The only difference sound vice that I’ve noticed between the LS-18 and the LT-18, both of them have flamed maple back and sides, is that the LS-18 seems a bit deeper in the bass. Goya guitar serial numbers I love the original machine heads with their bone buttons and the brass medallion on the back of the head is just beautiful. The Levin LS-18 was introduced in 1958 and replaced by the LT-18 in 1964. Although a serial number is useful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date. In the past (before 1976) the serial numbers were often randomly assigned. We have to remember that Levin had produced 500,000 guitars by 1970, something that C. F. Martin & Co completed in 1990, so there are still quite a few lying around in peoples attics in Sweden. I’m so weak for these top of the line Levin flat tops from the 1960’s, they sound amazing and they are pretty rare to find, people tend to cling on to them until they die, and then their kids will sell them. The G-10 is figured birch, not maple as are a lot of Gibsons before the 1930s. I have some Levin LT-18 that has a Goya serial number stamped inside and a completely different Levin serial number on the head, I guess these things happens at a guitar factory. Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with centred pearl dot inlay, rosewood bridge Ebony bridge, metal Levin truss rod cover, natural finish and ten year warranty.

The weirdest thing is that it’s so well kept for being 50 years old, close to mint and it can’t have been played much in it’s life. The serial number is 16C602. A day or two with the pump is like months of actually playing. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, 4-ply bound top, single-bound back Take the machine heads apart and clean them properly before I greased them up and put them back on.

For being one of Levin’s cheapest models I think it’s an amazing guitar and it looks stunning in it’s simplicity. Goliath size: Body width: 400 mm, body length: 505 mm, body depth: 95/120 mm So this 1963 Levin LM-26 felt perfect to fit a LR Bagg M1A in and take out and enjoy on stage. It has been an extremely good Christmas, not only did I manage to find a 1979 Fender Stratocaster, I also received a little Levin LT-14 from 1965. It’s just that some of them feels a bit too well kept for the dangers of having them in bars around drunk people, and myself slightly intoxicated hitting them harder than I should because I play with a loud band and can’t hear myself properly and such, you all know how it is. These Goya guitars were made in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. My previous one was built in 1958/59 and feels a bit fragile, it is also in a pretty good state for taking out gigging. Anyone else have one? Fingerboard width: 43 mm, scale length: 630 mm

I got an old one, I think the older they are the more they vibrate, that I use on guitars that I buy that hasn’t been played for years. The full sized Levin guitars don’t come up for sale that often, especially not in Sweden or Germany where people seem to keep them until they die. Nickel plated strip tuners with plastic buttons. It sounds way better than I expected. Thank you for the info and help guys ... very much appreciated. I just adjusted the neck a bit, cleaned it up and it was ready to go. There was quite a lot of work to do on this when I first got it. It’s also ladder braced instead of X braced which is not necessarily a bad thing in this case, it gives it a pretty great sound. I will try to carve a new bridge in ebony as soon as I get time. I have liked some of my Levin guitars less and then one day they surprise you and just sound amazing. I guess the more you play them, the better they sound. [Source: Goyaguitars ],, Guitar catalogs 1957-1980s, This guitar was made by Levin but does not have a Levin serial number. I didn’t include my 1972 Levin 174 in the picture since the head shape is different and it didn’t really match the others, even though it’s technically the same guitar. I thought that was a little too old and. They aren’t that easy to come by so I have pretty much bought every Levin LT-18 I got my hands on. Ebony bridge, natural finish and ten year warranty, Marketed by U.K. distributors as Super Goliath Model 1855. WOW! Levin Model 3 Parlour Made in Sweden 1914. I too have a Goya G-10 and a Goya G-10 3/4. Find the current Blue Book value and worth of your new and used guitars, both acoustic, electric and amplifier. Unbound rosewood fingerboard with bass side dot inlay I must have done something right lately because I’ve been very lucky when it comes to guitars, both these Levin LT-18 was actually offered to me, the sellers had seen my blog and contacted me to see if I was interested in buying them and of course I was.

Grand Concert size: Body width: 360 mm, body length: 465 mm, body depth: 98 mm Single-bound ebony fingerboard with with centred pearl dot inlay. These guitars seems to be fairly rare, I’ve seen one or two up on eBay in the last year but they have both gone for upwards of a £1000. Serial numbers * updated * Nagoya Suzuki - Nagoya Suzuki had the date stamped on the label from 1950-mid 1960s ... Nagoya Suzuki used 2 systems of serial numbers , the most common is the 1970-1980 6 digit serial number with the first 2 digits being the build year , and the last 4 being the build number ie 771234 would be 1977# 1234 Use this site for a pricing guide and source of information on all guitars. 24 27/32 would be 630 mm which was Levins shorter scale, used on all steelstring guitars plus a few of the classicals (G10, G13 that I can think of) and also the "Folk-series".

The Goya guitar brand definitely did not occur before 1952. Levin LM-26 / Goya M-26 Now I’m the proud dad of seven, 3 Levin LT-18, 1 Levin LS-18, 1 Goya T-18, 1 Goya T-23 and 1 Levin 174, they are all the same model with the same specifications, it’s just small details that have changed over the years. I will have to carve a new bridge in ebony, to match the fretboard, and cut a slot for a real bone saddle. Levin LT-18 / Goya T-18 These Goya guitars were made in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Mahogany bolt-on neck with adjustable truss rod I always thought that the G-10 had a slimmer neck than other Goya classicals.