Vintage Goya Guitars

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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.

Re: G 20

I am interested in purchasing your 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.

Goya / CF Martin Acoustic Guitar Model G-341

I have a Goya/ CF Martin acoustic guitar. It looks exactly like a Martin D41 Same wood same Inlay same everything except the Goya Name. It has no serial number but inside the sound hole is model G-341. Can anyone give me any info on possible year it was made and if it was made in Japan or Korea. I have owned it since 1990's. Thanks!

Goya G-13

Goya model G-13 serial #285806 that I purchased new in 1966 or 67. Would like to know approximate value range and date of manufacture.

Re: Goya G-13

My dad bought his goya in the navy, I researched it and it's approximate value is 210 in the manufactured year of 67' but is approximately 300 used today.

GA-445 Price value

i have aGA-445 Goya Here The SErial# 78023153 any info on it would be great thanks

Goya TS4 12 st. # 211111

Goya TS4 12 st. # 211111

This popular thread has been given its own page : Goya TS4 12 st. # 211111

Goya Martin G500E

Anyone ever heard of this model? I can't find a thing on it.

G500E

I have a Goya G500E N. Purchased new in 91. It's a six-string slimline acoustic cutaway with pickup and eq. Spruce top and back/sides. Sounds warmer and warmer every year I pick it up, though my son plays it more now. It was a Korean-made Martin. Action has lifted slightly. Still makes for a great backup!

Model letter meanings

I am looking at buying a G 300 N, but I am wondering what the N means. I have a G 300 and the sound is excellent for the price, so I would like to get another one, but I am not sure what the letter means in it. Hoping you can shed some light as I'm finding it difficult to find information on the Internet thank you!

Re: Goya Martin G500E

: Anyone ever heard of this model? I can't find a thing on it.

I think Goya was originally from Sweeden (Levin). CF Martin purchased the Goya line in 1970's and manufactured them in Korea until 1996.

I have a Solid Black Martin/Goya Guitar Model: G500E-B, that was manufactured in Korea.

You may contact CF Martin & Company Historian, the information would be much more detailed and accurate.

Re: Goya Martin G500E

: Anyone ever heard of this model? I can't find a thing on it.

Yes, I have one. Mine says G500E N and was made in Korea. It's a single cutaway electric-acoustic steel string. I love it, actually. Can't find anything about it though. I would like to know what type of woods it's made from.

Re: Goya Martin G500E

: Anyone ever heard of this model? I can't find a thing on it. I've got a G500E. It's got a cut away body and a real pretty blond colored wood for the back and sides and I would guess spruce top. Has an oval sound hole and rosewood fingerboard. Plays and sounds very nice although I'm playing Taylors now so I usually keep it open tuned for some slide work now and it sounds and works nice for that also. It has a CPA-200 3 band EQ. If you would like to e-mail me at gopguy@peoplepc.com I'd be happy to send you a couple of pics. Gary

Goya G-10 204815

I have a g-10. The case is very old and may be original. was wondering if their is any way of knowing? I also have the original receipt and a little sample bottle of cleanser fluid. all bearing the goya label. Anybody interested? the guitar is not in great shape but all the extras are kind of cool. thanks
najera

Re: Goya G-10 204815

: I have a g-10. The case is very old and may be original. was wondering if their is any way of knowing? I also have the original receipt and a little sample bottle of cleanser fluid. all bearing the goya label. Anybody interested? the guitar is not in great shape but all the extras are kind of cool. thanks
: najera
What is the date on the receipt?

goya acoustic G-318C

does anyone know the price listing on a goya acoustic G-318C in very good condition?

Modle G318C

can anyone tell me the price value of this guitar that was made in Korea

Goya Martin G 3

I recently purchased a Goya C.F. Martin G 3, guessing 1970's, but I can't find any information on the model. Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Goya Martin G 3

I also have pictures that I am willing to send.

Re: Goya Martin G 3

: Send me some photos of your Goya G3 guitar please

Re: Goya Martin G 3

: : Send me some photos of your Goya G3 guitar please

Just bought one myself, would like specs. I'll send pics, just gimme an e-mail address.

1914 Acoustic Goya

Greetings Funny Friend!
Love your web site and all the cute funnies ~ 'Tain't often that I LOL from a site. I'm wondering about an appraisal for my 1914 Goya
Serial # 252714 ~ 7 years shy of it's 100th birthday! (Great list)!Some guys at a neighborhood store are salivating after it and I need some accurate assistance. Can you help? Many thanks, Goya Girl.

Re: 1914 Acoustic Goya

Hello Goya Girl,

I hat to dissapoint You, but Goya history started in the early 1950:s (1952-53). Based on Your assumtion on 1914, I assume Your guitar is in the serial number range 22766 – 25785, which is the Levin interval for 1914.

I would say Your guitar is from the early 70:s, if You haven´t missed a couple of digits in your serial no.

The Goyas in 1969 had 7 digit numbers, and then for a number of yars there were no numbers. In 1972 (I think) the new distributor Dude Inc. reinserted serial numbers with 5 digits. I have 2 Goyas in the 53000 range which I hav assumed to be year 1972 or 1973.

Does Your label say "distributed by Dude Inc."?

/Magnus

Re: 1914 Acoustic Goya

: Hello Goya Girl,

: I hat to dissapoint You, but Goya history started in the early 1950:s (1952-53). Based on Your assumtion on 1914, I assume Your guitar is in the serial number range 22766 – 25785, which is the Levin interval for 1914.

: I would say Your guitar is from the early 70:s, if You haven´t missed a couple of digits in your serial no.

: The Goyas in 1969 had 7 digit numbers, and then for a number of yars there were no numbers. In 1972 (I think) the new distributor Dude Inc. reinserted serial numbers with 5 digits. I have 2 Goyas in the 53000 range which I hav assumed to be year 1972 or 1973.

: Does Your label say "distributed by Dude Inc."?

: /Magnus

Magnus, I hate to dissapoint your dissapoint, but Goya's started distribution in 1900 in the states under Goya. In Sweden, they where distributed as Levin. Here is a site with the serial numbers for both of you to check your guitars. The Goya I have is from 1946. http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/goya.htm

N-21 Goya Guitar, No serial #

I just recieved the above mentioned guitar as a graduation gift, it's a little banged up with a few dents in the wood on the back and a long scratch on the front. Does anybody know how I can find out exactly how lod it is? I'm a collector of instruments, from brand-new to cave-man old, but I've never had a goya guitar before. I'd appreciate any help on it!

Thank You!

Ashley

Re: N-21 Goya Guitar, No serial #

Ashley,

Since You state there is no serial number I assume there is no label inside the soundhole.

First, Goyas were manufactured in Sweden by the Levin Guitar company. The N-21 appeared in the 1965 Goya catalogs, and was present until 1968.

In 1967 a new type of bridge was introduced on all Levin and Goya flattops, with individual plastic saddle screws, allowing string height adjustment of each string.

In 1968 they switch to nickel plated metal-covered machine tuners.

The above may help You to date Your guitar.

For further info look on the excellent Vintage Goya site:
http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_catalogs.htm

Best regards..../Magnus - Sweden

Re: 1967 N-21 Goya Guitar, No serial #378630

Hello Magnus,

I just inherited a 1967 N-21 Goya Serial #378630. I know very little about guitars...

I have a couple of quetions:

1. The guitar is missing a few of the adjustable saddles? Where can I find replacements?
2. The model and serial numbers on the certificate are handwrittened. Is this authentic?
3. Would refinishing change the sound?

Thank you.

: Ashley,

: Since You state there is no serial number I assume there is no label inside the soundhole.
:
: First, Goyas were manufactured in Sweden by the Levin Guitar company. The N-21 appeared in the 1965 Goya catalogs, and was present until 1968.

: In 1967 a new type of bridge was introduced on all Levin and Goya flattops, with individual plastic saddle screws, allowing string height adjustment of each string.

: In 1968 they switch to nickel plated metal-covered machine tuners.

: The above may help You to date Your guitar.

: For further info look on the excellent Vintage Goya site:
: http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_catalogs.htm

: Best regards..../Magnus - Sweden

Re: N-21 Goya Guitar, No serial #

: Ashley,

I JUST FOUND MY GOYA N-21 WITH SERIAL NUMBER 3579030 I GOT IT IN THE 60'S WHEN I WORKED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WHAT IS THE WORTH OF YOURS LINDA

Goya Greco GR-123

Does anyone know where I could purchase a Goya Greco GR-123 acoustic nylon guitar?

Re: Goya Greco GR-123

I have a Greco GR-120 serial number 27243 acoustic guitar. What's the value on it?

Re: Goya Greco GR-123

: Does anyone know where I could purchase a Goya Greco GR-123 acoustic nylon guitar?

I have one? Are you intrested?

goya G340? help please!!

goya G340? help please!!

This popular thread has been given its own page : goya G340? help please!!

Martin Goya model# 53G215

Martin Goya model# 53G215

This popular thread has been given its own page : Martin Goya model# 53G215

Goya Model 163

Another garage sale deal…I bought a Goya model 163, SN 4126095. It’s a tobacco sunburst and would be in excellent condition (lite pickguard scratches, no noticeable fret wear), except…..it looks like some clown tried to use it as a putter for a bowling ball. The lower bout has a break about 2” long, the hit transferred to the top with about a 4” crack. The previous owner said it didn’t appear to affect the playability. Oh well…Came with hard shell case (black alligator plastic cover) From what I have read, this should be a ’66 or ’67 model. The zip code in New York is later than ’63. Could someone please confirm. Thanks

Re: Goya Model 163

I have a Model 163 Goya that I bought brand new in 1972 from Bob Woods at Del City Music outside Oklahoma City; paid $200 for it; Serial # 4126084; in excellent condition for a guitar that age. I'd never want to turn loose of a guitar that I've owned for 36 years. But I am working on reevaluating my home insurance and while I have a good idea of the value of my other guitars, I have no idea what this might be worth. Any ideas? Also, I'm guessing that the guitar was manufactured in 1971 or '72. Is there a database or something with Goya serial numbers in it that might tell me that actual manufacture date? Thanks...Kip

Re: Goya Model 163

Tom,

Model 163 was introduced in 1969, and made until at least 1973, when new models were introduced by Levin Guitars, at least for the Levin brand. In 1973 Levin were bought by Martin, and Martin soon after the aquisition moved the production of Goya to Asian countries (Korea and Taiwan), but it could be that the swedish Goya production lasted for some years after 1973.

Anyway, I have a model 163, which I have concluded is a 1969. It has serial# 3919051. From what I am told, Levin produced between 5-10000 Goyas per year in the late sixties, which would make Your a 1970 or 1971, possibly 1972.
I find this very interresting, there is no or little information on Goya production. Can You describe the label of the guitar, does it say "Goya Music New York, N.Y. 10010", followed by "MADE IN SWEDEN"?

There is some info on Goya models on Jack Walshs excellent site "Vintage Goya Guitars", check out
http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/catalog71_4.htm

Regards.../Magnus

Re: Goya Model 163

Magnus, Thank you for the info. The label is as you stated. There are mop dot inlays offset on the neck. It does have a truss rod. Appears to be spruce top and back. The sides and neck appear to be mahogany, with with a rosewood fingerboard. Too bad about the damage, because this appears to be a quality instrument. I have a small collection of 22 guitars, and have been playing about 35 years. This is my first Goya, although I will now be on the lookout for a lefty.

Re: Goya Model 163

Forgot to mention. I have been at Jack Walshs site, googled him before I landed here. Although limited, it does have some excellent information. I much prefer info direct. Thank you again.

Re: Goya Model 163

Tom,

You are nearly right. The top is Alp spruce, but back and sides is curly flamed maple. You may find it difficult to find a lefty, but I guess You can convert one. Perhaps the one You have. If You plug the holes in the bridge, the ones for the plastic screws, You can make a slot for a standard saddlebone as on a lefty. And make a new lefty-nut.
The bridge swrew are convenient for adjusting the action, but the material isn´t optimal, it is to soft and hurts the sound of the guitar. I have tried to find a way to make screws of an alternative material, like Tusq or Corian. The thread shall be M8 x 0.75 (0.75 mm height adjustment per rotation).

Good luck!.../Magnus

Goya guitar

I have a Goya Guitar model number 174 and serial number 3948034. How can I find out how much it is worth or where I can find this information from?

Re: Goya guitar

Vivek,
My Goya 163 has serial# 3919051 and I have concluded that it is a 1969, my guess is that Your 174 is also from this year. These models were introduced by Levin Guitars of Sweden this year.

Regarding value, my experience from following ebay auctions of Goyas a couple of years, is that a 174 in descent condition sells for 500 - 800$, but it is very dependant on if anyone out there is looking for one just then. I havent seen any lately, but they occasionally turn up. It is the same thing with the Goya T18 which was replaced by the 174.

Are You thinking of selling?

/Magnus - Sweden

greko 120

is this a good unit and what is it worth?

goya guitar

What is a Goya Model l72 serial 4104119 worth? I purchased it in 1970

Re: goya guitar

Hi,

My advise would be to search for Goyas on ebay and check for a whilw. Check sales on Goya 172, Goya T-16 ocr S-16, which are all basically the same model.

My experience is that they go for 200 - 500 $ depending on shape and of course timing (is there anyone out there searching for this model right now?).

Good luck..../Magnus

greco acoustic model 120 sr.#13761

what is it,s value

Re: greco acoustic model 120 sr.#13761

: what is it,s value

I have a model 120 sr.12678. Can you give me any info. on it- year, value,ect.
Thenks,
Steve

Goya tc500 (Gibson L5 copy)

I have a Goya tc500 (Gibson L5 "Law Suit" model?) copy that I was told was manufactured in one of the Ibanez plants, probably sometime in the late 70's... Does anyone out there know the current value on this instrument, and any specific information about it? Thanks.

1968 Swedish Goya +T-14,

This instrument needs work, needs neck reset, seams glued and cracks repaired. All original parts. Anyone interested in purchasing this instrument? I play a smaller instrument now, otherwise I would fix it up for myslef because it had a beautiful, sustained ringing tone.

goya guitar

I am in possession of a Goya G-10, serial #380066, with the additonal words on the inside pannel "AB Herman Carlson Levin-Gothenburg Sweden. Would be interested in comments and potential value since I know nothing aboout guitars. Larry Schulze

Re: goya guitar

Larry,
Since it has "AB Herman Carlson Levin-Gothenburg Sweden" on the label, I am pretty shure that you can use the Levin serial lists, which dates it to 1958. This was the year G10 was introduced. Check out http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_g10_insert_1958.htm for more info on the G10.
Regarding value it is not to high, since this was the volume model and also introduced as a beginners guitar. It is however still a Levin made classic guitar and if well kept it is normally a nice sounding guitar. There is one up for sale on ebay right now with 175$ opening bid, they rarely go above 250$ (my experience).

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