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looking to sell my T-18

Have no idea what I can get for it.Guiatar is sweet.
Serial # is 297214. Thanks.

Re: looking to sell my T-18

: Have no idea what I can get for it.Guiatar is sweet.
: Serial # is 297214. Thanks.

Interested in buying your T18. Can you email me some photo's. shanekenneally@shaw.ca

Question about Goya/Levin Classic 11 with

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Goya Panther guitar - tremolo bar

I'm looking for a tremolo bar for my Goya Panther guitar. It is possible to find one?

Goya guitar N-24 S#382356

I was wondering about the value of this guitar.

Re: Goya guitar N-24 S#382356

What You have is probably a model M-24.
It is a 1958, and there is one upfor auction on Ebay right now. My guess is 300-600$
The serial number indicates manufacturing year 1958, all M-24 were made in the late 50:s and they carry serial numbers from the Levin serial list.

Goya TS4 scale lenght

I have a Goya TS4 12 string that is missing the bridge. Does anyone know what the scale lenght was on these guitars ?

Re: Goya TS4 scale lenght

630 mm

1958 Goya S18 Value?

Looking for the value of a 1958 Goya S18. This one seems rare to me. Ive found a few other pictures of them. The one I have has the "levin" name on the truss rod cover. The ones ive seen online just have the plain black truss rod covers.

Re: 1958 Goya S18 Value?

My guess would be 500 - 800$
The S-18 was replaced by the T-18 in 1965. Some have the Levin cover, some have black, some have red....

Goya G-10 3/4 Serial# 128337

Got at garage sale. Dinged up & dirty now, but will clean, polish & restring. Any idea if it's a '58? What's it worth?

Re: Goya G-10 3/4 Serial# 128337

: Got at garage sale. Dinged up & dirty now, but will clean, polish & restring. Any idea if it's a '58? What's it worth?
A G-9, probably a previous model of G-10 3/4 (identical specs) sold on ebay for over $300 with original case. It was near mint condition. The 3/4 size is rare.

Goya (Martin) G120 classical

I received this in, oh, 1987 I think. Any idea as to value?
Thanks!

old goya guitar

how do i find out what my goya is worth, & how old it is? it is a G 314 B

What is it worth

I bought this guitar.. in 1978 in seattle its made by dude and was just wondering how much it was worth.. If you could help me that would eb great

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goya G8

Does anyone know anything about a Goya Dreadnought acoustic Guitar model G8.

Goya G610 (junior?)

Family friend gave me a Goya G610 by C.F. MARTIN & CO, anyone know a possible value?

Re: Goya G610 (junior?)

: Family friend gave me a Goya G610 by C.F. MARTIN & CO, anyone know a possible value?

Sorry man i just bought a G610 (junior) for only $3.00. well not so bad for me.

Goya Electric

I was wondering about the value of this gold glittered 1960's model. The hamstrong equivelent is p24 standard. Serial # 477/188. I would like to use it for gigging cause I love the sound but wouldnt want put it in harms way because it was a special gift from someone.

Goya g-20 value?

i have a goya G-20 with the paper on the inside that says the model, serial no, and Goya inc NY 10010. A bit of the finish on the back seems like it started to bubble, but it's not warped, no cracks, and everything works and plays fine. can anyone tell me what it's worth about. thought about selling it to guitar center but i know they'd rip me off. thanks. E mail me if you can, at secondwaiting@hotmail.com thanks again

GG model 130; 3922102

I bought a small Goya used after 1972. It has a maple looking top, dark grained wood sides and back. I changed out the steel strings for nylon - teacher's instructions, and used it to take folk guitar lessons. Except for a few dings and glazed finish on the maple, it is in good condition. I'd like to know the value of it to determine what I'll do with it. Thanks

GG model 130; 3922102

I have this sweet little Goya guitar I bought after 1972 to take folk lessons. I changed out the metal strings for nylon (my teachers suggestion). The label inside says model 130 serial no. 3922102 Goya Music, New York, NY 10010, Made in Sweden. I'd like to know what it is worth? Thanks!

cherry goya elecric guitar mn-n2965

for sale

Goya G-30 mint available

Goya G-30 mint available

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year & value of G-10, serial # 334044

I have this model guitar and it's in rather nice condition. I'm trying to get an idea of its value... any ideas? Thanks!

Re: year & value of G-10, serial # 334044

:do you have a picture of it?

Re: year & value of G-10, serial # 334044

I have a G-10 model number 315315 which was probably made in 1964 or 1965, so yours must be made after that! I don't know the value though.

Mint Goya 1971 G-30

Hi,
My girlfriend's father bought a new Goya in the early seventies. According to the list of serial numbers at http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_serial_no.htm
it was made in 1971. He took a few lessons when he got it, but gave up and put it in the closet. He has arthritis in his hands now and has decided he'll never be able to play it, so has decided to sell it. The finish and hardware are perfect. I'm not a gut string player--all my guitars, acoustic and electric, have steel strings--but it seems to play beautifully. Nice full balanced tone. The neck is straight, the top flat, the action low with no buzz. Braces and bridge seem fine. Guitar and case are mint. This really could be sold as a new guitar. Any suggestions on what it's worth much appreciated.
Thanks,
~ Blacky

Re: Mint Goya 1971 G-30

Blacky,

Wonderful guitar and awesome back! Do you still have and if so, what is price.

: Hi,
: My girlfriend's father bought a new Goya in the early seventies. According to the list of serial numbers at http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_serial_no.htm
: it was made in 1971. He took a few lessons when he got it, but gave up and put it in the closet. He has arthritis in his hands now and has decided he'll never be able to play it, so has decided to sell it. The finish and hardware are perfect. I'm not a gut string player--all my guitars, acoustic and electric, have steel strings--but it seems to play beautifully. Nice full balanced tone. The neck is straight, the top flat, the action low with no buzz. Braces and bridge seem fine. Guitar and case are mint. This really could be sold as a new guitar. Any suggestions on what it's worth much appreciated.
: Thanks,
: ~ Blacky

Re: Mint Goya 1971 G-30

: Hi,
: My girlfriend's father bought a new Goya in the early seventies. According to the list of serial numbers at http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_serial_no.htm
: it was made in 1971. He took a few lessons when he got it, but gave up and put it in the closet. He has arthritis in his hands now and has decided he'll never be able to play it, so has decided to sell it. The finish and hardware are perfect. I'm not a gut string player--all my guitars, acoustic and electric, have steel strings--but it seems to play beautifully. Nice full balanced tone. The neck is straight, the top flat, the action low with no buzz. Braces and bridge seem fine. Guitar and case are mint. This really could be sold as a new guitar. Any suggestions on what it's worth much appreciated.
: Thanks,
: ~ Blacky

Hi Blacky,
Do you still have the Goya 1971 G-30? If so, would you be open to a respectable offer? Thanks Russ

Re: Mint Goya 1971 G-30

.Would you take 2,400.00 for your Goya G-30. Please let me know Mike

G-30 goya

beautiful shape , would like to sell, call me 817-300-8302. dude label on top of brown label serial no.50383

Goya GG140 small classical

Anyone able to help date this guitar (Goya GG140) and value it as well?
Serial #53055.
Label reads 'Distributed by DUDE Inc.' Chanute,Kansas.
I believe this is Pre-Martin's purchase.

Sincerely and God Bless,
Steve

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goya greco 125

I tried to find out info on this classical 6 string guitar but none on this model #. made in japan and beautful red wood. would like to know age and price

Goya GG 174 Ser # 2668

Anyone able to help date this guitar? The ser. # is a bad stamping and could read 2688 but there are only 4 numbers stamped. There is the "Special Sound" label with the handmade in Sweden text and the inspectors stamp with the initials "G.R."

I'd appreciate any ideas about the value of the guitar as well. The neck was reset last year and the bracing is all intact. There are use marks like belt buckle scratches in the back, but otherwise it looks pretty good for a guitar that was a throw-away. The pickup is in fine working order.

My thanks for your help and the work required to keep up with this site.
Kay

Re: Goya GG 174 Ser # 2668

Kay,

This GG174 is made during the Kustom ownerhip of the Goya brand. This period was Sept 1970 - June 1972.

Regarding value, I would say anywhere between 650 - 1000 USD on Ebay.

/Magnus

Goya GG 174 Ser # 2668

Anyone able to help date this guitar? The ser. # is a bad stamping and could read 2688 but there are only 4 numbers stamped. There is the "Special Sound" label with the handmade in Sweden text and the inspectors stamp with the initials "G.R."

I'd appreciate any ideas about the value of the guitar as well. The neck was reset last year and the bracing is all intact. There are use marks like belt buckle scratches in the back, but otherwise it looks pretty good for a guitar that was a throw-away. The pickup is in fine working order.

My thanks for your help and the work required to keep up with this site.
Kay

what is this worth

classical (concert?) guitar F-27 Serial # 181511. Made in Sweden by the Goya Co

Re: what is this worth

The F-27 and the F-25 are sort of odd birds, Tom.
The Goliath body size (similar to Dreads), flat, wide fretboard, allmost like on a nylon string classical guitar.
The Guitar is designed for steelstrings, and have 14 frets to the body and slotted head.
The most unusual detail is that the top is fanbraced, like on a classical guitar.

From what I have heard this most often meant that the top lifted sligtly behind the bridge, which often resulted in need of neck resets.

I think a fair price for one of these would be 300 - 500 $ depending on condition. I know someone in Sweden who would love to have one of these. They were never offered over here, they all went for export.

/Magnus

!974

Couple of Questions for you guys. I have recently purchased a Goya G-163. I am told it was built in 1974. It has a label that reads"distributed by Dude industries" Is this a swedish made Goya?

Also I have 1 damaged bridge screw- is there a sousce for replacing them?

Also what do you think of converting the adjustable screws to a bone saddle?

Thanks for any help you can give
Brian

Re: !974

Brian,

The G-163 was introduced in 1969. The first Year it had "Goya Music, New York" on the label and was marked with serial number. Later, sometime 1970 or 71, Goya was sold to Kustom Electric, Chanute Kansas and the labels changed to an ornament picture (actually an anagram with HCL for Herman Carlson Levin) with the selling slogan "The Special Sound". The serial numbers were dropped and at the bottom of the label it said "Handmade in Sweden". After Kustom went bankrupt, the rights were taken over by Dude Inc. also Chanute Kansas. I am not shure when, but do beleive in 1972.

During my inquiries among people with background in the Levin company, which includes the President throughout the sixties and seventies, no one recalls any deliveries to Dude, so these guitars may very well be re-labeled remains from the Kustom bankrupcy. These are my own speculations, mind You...

Anyway, in 1973 a new line of Levin flattops were introduced and I have never come across any of these Goya branded, and also the same year Martin overtook the Levin company, and started a small scale import of Levins to US.

My own speculation is that Martin terminated the manufacturing of Goyas in Gothenburg. A few years later, Martin bought the Goya brand from Dude and started import of Japan made guitars, and later moved production to Korea and Taiwan.

So, To answer Your dating question, I doubt that it is made in 1974, rather 1971-1973.

Regarding the saddle screws, the thread is metric fine-thread, called M8-75, meaning 0.75 mm per rotation. They are not that easy to find, but I have come across som spare on ocasion, remains from people who did as You suggest, replace them with a traditional bone saddle, which probably improves the sound.

Long answer, sometimes I get carried away...

Good luck, dont let it get wasted, it is truly a grat guitar. Is the neck bolted? (check inside the neck block)

/Magnus

Re: !974

Magnus,
Thanks so much for the help! I just bought this guitar and fell in love with it immediatly and would like to learn as much as I can about it.
It is at a local luthier at the moment for some repairs and a set up but I will get back to you about the bolted neck- what is the significance of the bolted neck?
It is a great sounding and beautifully finished guitar(one of the best sunburst finishes I have ever seen). I had never heard of Goya or Levin until I found this guitar but i am a fan now!
Thanks again
Brian

Re: !974

Brian,

The Levin made flattops from the years 1957 until the early seventied had bolted necks, but they switched to traditional "dovetail" joint sometime in the early seventies. I have seen model 163 and 174 with both types of neck joints. There is no significance as far as I can tell regarding sound qualities, but fact is that a neck reset is far less complicated on a bolted neck, which should reflect on the price for such a repair by a luthier.

If the bolts are loosened, the only glue-joint to dis-assemble is between the fretboard and the top.

Good luck with it! Where in the world is this?

/Magnus

Re: !974

Magnus,
Thanks again for all the great info. I am located in southern Georgia, USA. I am told the guitar was originaly bought in colorado. By the way- did Levin import Guitars to America under the levin name?

Re: !974

Brian,

Yes, They tried initially to export to US under the Levin name, but were adviced by Hershman Music to chose another name as Levin were said to sound to jewish for the conservative Folk Music market in US. Hershman recommended the Goya name after the spannish painter, who often had gutarists in his paintings. A funny detail is that Goyish means non-jewish in jiddish, which was totally unintentional, according the the Levin people I have met.
In the beginning the catalogs said "Goya by LEVIN", but the Levin part was abandoned.
In the seventies after the Martin takeover, Martin imported Levin guitars under the Levin name, but not in very large scale.

/Magnus

Goya Semi-Acoustic Electric Panther Bass

I inherited my now-deceased father's Goya Semi-Acoustic Electric Panther Bass. I'm uncertain of the year. The only #'s I can find are on the back: N4496, MADE IN ITALY. I'm guessing very early 70's, since he worked for Kustom Electronics in Chanute, Ks. around 1970-71, and he says he bought it from Kustom while working as a guitar-tuner. If anyone can provide any additional info regarding the model/year/value, I'd certainly appreciate it. I'm also looking for a spare pickguard to replace the original.

G-20 with only a 5 number serial number

What does anyone make of a Goya G-20 with a only a 5 number serial number of 96703? It appears to be a true Goya, in that it looks like other G-20s I have seen and played.

Re: G-20 with only a 5 number serial number

: What does anyone make of a Goya G-20 with a only a 5 number serial number of 96703? It appears to be a true Goya, in that it looks like other G-20s I have seen and played.

This guitar has been made early 1959, after the AB Herman Carlson Levin label was changed to Goya Guitars Inc. This label doesn't have the 5 digit zip code but the 10 N.Y. code. A few more G-10 guitars also have the 9XXXX Serial code.

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