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Martin Goya G-125 Appraisal

Martin Goya G-125 Appraisal

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Accoustic model no. GG17 plus hard case

Hey all,

I have this beautiful Goya accoustic guitar in its original yellow fur-lined hard case and I'm just not playing it. What's a fair price to ask for it if I decide to sell it? It's serial no. 51364 and it was distributed by DUDE, Inc. in Kansas. Gotta love that! Thanks.

Re: Accoustic model no. GG17 plus hard case

If put on Ebay auction I would say 200 - 500$ depending on who is out there...

Do You know what year it is first bought?

/Magnus

Re: Accoustic model no. GG17 plus hard case

I bought it from a man in his '50s at a garage sale. He said he bought it when he was in his 20s, but he didn't say if he bought it new. I looked up the serial number (51364; the guitar has the original nameplate inside) and according to the list, it was produced in 1923. I find that rather hard to believe. I'm thinking 60s. It is in perfect condition. Not a scratch. In the hardcase compartment there was even a psychedelic-colored pick. HAHA

Re: Accoustic model no. GG17 plus hard case

This GG17 From Dude Inc. will be from the 70's,
most likely later than 1972.

Goya G-10

I am looking to buy a Goya G-10 or G-30.

Thanks

Goya G 10 3/4

Are you still interested in a Goya?

Re: Goya G-10

send me an offer it's in excellent condtion. I can send you pics if you give me an email address

: I am looking to buy a Goya G-10 or G-30.

: Thanks

Re: Goya G-10

: I am looking to buy a Goya G-10 or G-30.

I think I might have what your looking for. e mail me.

Re: Goya G-10

: : I am looking to buy a Goya G-10 or G-30.

: I think I might have what your looking for. e mail me.

Have you found you guitar? I have a G-10 from 1966 I will sell you? I live in Chicago burbs....
Marc

Re: Goya G-10

: I am looking to buy a Goya G-10 or G-30.

: Thanks n I have one in great condition. Not sure what I will ask for it. I am the only one to own it as I bought it new in the 1970's. Ph. 409-283-7711. Thanks Danny

Goya M-26 Price Help

I have aGoya M-26 who has had a short history with me. As has been previously posted, the guitar was made sometime in 1958 by the great AB Herman Carlson Lewis in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is alas a rare and undervalued guitar imo has a great sound but is thoroughly used nevertheless. The finish has been decaying over time but still holds and the neck needs a reset, other wise the head and bolts is in great condition and the wood provides a nice tone (I do believe it is brazilian wood). It will be polished before I put it on auction and I will remove strings as well. It is a goliath size giuitar with a sunburst flame maple finish and alp spruce top. It is again a rare model I believe and someone has posted its estimated value at $200-600. I was just wondering what price I should consider starting the bid on ebay? Email me if you have some suggestions or comments.

Thanks very much,
Thomas.

Re: Goya M-26 Price Help

Thomas,
If the guitar is from 1958 it shall read "Made by AB HERMAN CARLSSON LEVIN, GOTHENBURG SWEDEN", and the serial no shall be in the range 366296 – 384905.

The top is solid alp spruce, the sides and bottom is maple, the neck is mahogany and the fretboard is Rosewood.

The "european version" of this guitar, Levin LM-26, also called "the Levin Goliath" was probably Levins most popular flattop in the 60:s. I would not be surpriced if the price reaches above 600$ on ebay. A Levin LM-26 was sold recently on ebay UK for more than 700£.

Good luck!
/Magnus

Re: Goya M-26 Price Help

: Thomas,
: DO YOU STILL HAVE THE GUITAR.

DONNIE

Re: Goya M-26 Price Help

 Goya M-26 Price Help

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Goya Medalist Series 12 String Model m-75-12

I bought a Goya Medalist Series 12 String Acoustic (Model m-75-12 Serial#3457) 15 years ago at a second hand store. Six of the pins are missing that hold the strings to the bridge and there is a small crack at the base of the neck, but it still sounds good. Anyone have any idea what this guitar might be worth?

1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster

I have a 1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster. ser number# 5148 says it is made in Italy. It is a beauitful guitar and plays like a dream. Can anyone tell how to find what this guitar is worth? I have had no luck finding anything out about this guitar. Thanks

Re: 1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster

: I have a 1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster. ser number# 5148 says it is made in Italy. It is a beauitful guitar and plays like a dream. Can anyone tell how to find what this guitar is worth? I have had no luck finding anything out about this guitar. Thanks

I also have a 1960's rangemaster. Would like to see picture of yours. Also wanting to know value.

Re: 1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster

: : I have a 1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster. ser number# 5148 says it is made in Italy. It is a beauitful guitar and plays like a dream. Can anyone tell how to find what this guitar is worth? I have had no luck finding anything out about this guitar. Thanks

: I also have a 1960's rangemaster. Would like to see picture of yours. Also wanting to know value.

Re: 1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster

: : : I have a 1960's model guitar Goya Rangemaster. ser number# 5148 says it is made in Italy. It is a beauitful guitar and plays like a dream. Can anyone tell how to find what this guitar is worth? I have had no luck finding anything out about this guitar. Thanks

: : I also have a 1960's rangemaster. Would like to see picture of yours. Also wanting to know value.
I also have a 1967 rangemaster s/n N4692 in PERFECT condition, but can find no info about it's value.... HELP!!!

Levin W32

I have an immaculate Levin W32 of 1973/4 vintage( with the the old style cross adjustable saddles )for sale. This was the top model with fab sruce top.Based in London UK.

Re: Levin W32

I also have the same guitar. I have been trying to find out what it's worth. Have you sold yours?

: I have an immaculate Levin W32 of 1973/4 vintage( with the the old style cross adjustable saddles )for sale. This was the top model with fab sruce top.Based in London UK.

Levin W32

Hello,

These guitars still can be found now and then and as people are not aware of the quality Levin provided in this
model prices are not that high. However, to my believe a W32 Levin is no less than a Martin D18.
But famous brands mostly fetch hogher prices. I would say a Levin W32 in good condition should do between
1000 and 1500 USD

Re: Levin W32 are you willing to sell it?

: I also have the same guitar. I have been trying to find out what it's worth. Have you sold yours?

: : I have an immaculate Levin W32 of 1973/4 vintage( with the the old style cross adjustable saddles )for sale. This was the top model with fab sruce top.Based in London UK.

Goya F-25 alt. F-27

I am searching for a Goya sixties "Folk guitar", model F-25 or F-27.
They were both Goliath (Dread) size, 12 freted, with slotted heads, and with fan-braced tops.

Anyone for sale?

/Magnus

Re: Goya F-25 alt. F-27

: I am searching for a Goya sixties "Folk guitar", model F-25 or F-27.
: They were both Goliath (Dread) size, 12 freted, with slotted heads, and with fan-braced tops.

: Anyone for sale?

i have an f-27 like the one you describe.
not sure if i want to sell, but i'm trying to get some info on the guitar. the serial number dates it to the mid 40's.. this is what puzzles me. any info?
thanks.

: /Magnus

Re: Goya F-25 alt. F-27

: : I am searching for a Goya sixties "Folk guitar", model F-25 or F-27.
: : They were both Goliath (Dread) size, 12 freted, with slotted heads, and with fan-braced tops.

: : Anyone for sale?

: i have an f-27 like the one you describe.
: not sure if i want to sell, but i'm trying to get some info on the guitar. the serial number dates it to the mid 40's.. this is what puzzles me. any info?
: thanks.

: : /Magnus

ive de same which i wanna to sell
contact solomon.jacob@gmail.com

Goya (Martin) G320M

Goya (Martin) G320M

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Goya M-24

I'm trying to find out some info about my Goya - model M-24. I think it was made in the 60's. Has a Levin Logo on the neck along with Goya. Serial # 125529. Any idea of worth? Thanks

looking for cream colored rangemaster

looking for cream colored rangemaster

Goya Rangemaster

Looking for Goya Cream colored Rangemaster

Need to find value of my Goya

I have a Goya that was given to me 30yrs ago. I need to find out the value of it. If someone can help me please email me. Or at least tell me where I could go to find out. Thanks.

Goya G-10 For sale on Ebay

Just thought i'd let you guys know. It's a G-10 from the 60s, s/n 131025.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Goya-G-10-acoustic-guitar-with-case_W0QQitemZ170101889329QQihZ007QQcategoryZ118982QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks for looking

vintage Goya

Can anyone please tell me what my Goya is worth?It is a G10... serial number 265259 Made in Sweden.I would really appreciate some help with this..thankyou!

information on my goya GA 430

hi!,, my father recently passed on, and left me his gutiar, i love the sound, and play it all the time now, even more then my fender teelcaster custom 78.. i really love the goya, and would never part with it, i have memorys of me touching as a young child on my fathers gallery, im only 25 so i dont imagine its very old or valuable, but as you can understand its priceless to me.

so if you could get back to me or just tell me where i can find out my self, thank you very much.

Re: information on my goya GA 430

Anthony,

I do not know this particular model but suspect it is a later model (1977 - 1996).
The closest model recemblance is a 12 string in the link below:

http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/catalog77_11.htm

Good luck!

/Magnus

Please HELP! Goya N 21 294251

trying to figure out what year this is from, cant find it anywhere Its a goya N 21 29451 or 81 it was hand written so the last 2 digits might be 81 instead of 51 Thanks a lot!!!

Re: Please HELP! Goya N 21 294251

Dan the man,

There is no info available anywhere regarding Goya serial numbers after around 1960, before this they used numbers from Levins series. However the N21 was introduced in 1965 and discontinued in 1969. In 1967 individual saddle screws in the bridge were introduced.

I hope this helps..../Magnus

Strings?

What kind of guitar strings do I nned for a Goya "classic" Guitar? It is a small 6 string.

Goya GG5 value???

I have a Goya GG5 12-string guitar. The inside label says Model No. GG 5 and has THE SPECIAL SOUND in circular lettering followed by Handmade in Sweden. The serial number 1562 is printed on the label. I am the second owner, I assume the stress from the 12 strings caused the top to raise up slightly. This, in turn has raised the action somewhat. It has a wonderful, clear, booming sound. If anyone can tell me what they think it's worth, I would greatly appreciate it.

Re: Goya GG5 value???

: I have a Goya GG5 12-string guitar. The inside label says Model No. GG 5 and has THE SPECIAL SOUND in circular lettering followed by Handmade in Sweden. The serial number 1562 is printed on the label. I am the second owner, I assume the stress from the 12 strings caused the top to bow up slightly around the bridge. This, in turn has raised the action somewhat. It has a wonderful, clear, booming sound. If anyone can tell me what they think it's worth, I would greatly appreciate it.

Re: Goya GG5 value???

Greg,

If You have a raised top around and behind the bridge, this usually causes two difficulties; 1) the actions is high, 2) the tilting of the bridge itself limits the string pressure on the saddlebone (or saddlescrews if You have that type of bridge).

My experience of GG5 Goyas and the predecessor TS5 is that the ladder bracing under the spruce top was extremely massive, so I am surpriced that it is raised. Some of the latest GG5:s, with the neck joint at the 14th fret, were X-braced, which might be more sensitive in this respect. The neck joint of these were also dovetail, making a neck reset significantly more complicated.(The older were bolt on necks.)

I beleive that the label with "The Special Sound" was used in the early 70:s while Kustom was the distributor in US.

My experience from Ebay is that the price for these guitars varies between 300 - 800$ depending on shape and service needs....

After all, they were made by Levin Guitars, and of extremely fine solid woods. These blond flamed maple guitars are also extremely nice for the eye...

Goya 1958

I own a Goya presumably bought i Gothenburg. Model S-18 serial number 375524, made by A.B. herman Carlsson Levin, Gothenburg, Sweden (All this from the text on the inside. By the the serial number I can gather that i was made in 1958 and it is still in excellent/very good condition, with the Levin 1900 plate still in place and just a minor scratch on the front. Do understand it corectly that these acoustics where sould first in 1957? Is there anyone who can roughly estimate its value?

Re: Goya 1958

I am selling a G-12, same year, on Ebay as of May 18, 2007.
Day and a half left on the auction. Good condition. No bids yet, 135 people have visited the item. Time will tell the value.

Re: Goya 1958

 Goya 1958

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Goya model G 23(?) maybe G25 ser.#327441

I am attempting to do some research for a friend on a guitar that was handed down from a family member, info kinda sketchy...here is what I have - Goya 6 string made by A.B. Herman Carlson [Levin?], in Gothenburg, Sweden for Hershman Musical Instrument Co., NY with serial number 327441...ANY INFO IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!! It may have possibly been made in 1955, according to one of the list I found, not sure! THANKS

Re: Goya model G 23(?) maybe G25 ser.#327441

The Model Number has been handwritten on the label, and must be G-25. The Serial Number should also be handwritten. This is one of the first Goya guitars made, lateron the Model Number and the Serial Number were stamped. Most likely there is an extra line on the label saying: distributed by Hershman. If possible please send me a photo of the label to verify. Best regards, Wouter

Re: Goya model G 23(?) maybe G25 ser.#327441

Jenny,

According to the information I have, dating it to 1955 seems accurate, as the Goyas with Herman Carlson Levin marking are numbered within the Levin serial lists.
The G25 is listed as "discontinued model in the 1957 catalog.
See http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_classic_catalog_5.htm

I looks like a high quality classical guitar to me. Tell Your friend to take care of it well.

Re: Goya model G 23(?) maybe G25 ser.#327441

I also have a Goya guitar, model G25, Serial #327927 (hand written), purchased used in good condition from a professional musician friend of my father's in the mid-1960's, and given to me as a gift. Is there anyone who might know the value of this guitar now?
Thanks,
Judifer

: According to the information I have, dating it to 1955 seems accurate, as the Goyas with Herman Carlson Levin mar
: See http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_classic_catalog_5.htm

: I looks like a high quality classical guitar to me. Tell Your friend to take care of it well.

G 20

Have a Goya classical G 20 purchased in 1962 from Rayburn Music in Boston. Serial #124703,in excellent condition, always been hardcased, crackling on front. Anyone interested, make offer.

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