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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!!

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Martin Goya model# 53G215

Martin Goya model# 53G215

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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).

goya g-316 korea

what is it worth? when was it made? WHERE CAN I GET THIS INFO? THANKS FOR YOUR TROUBLE!!!!!!!

greco gr120 guitar goya inc.

i have picked up an old greco gr120 acoustic made by goya inc. the serial number is 12107. does anyone have any information on this guitar??

I have a greco gr120 acoustic guitar

I have a Greco acoustic guitar GR120 as well my serial number is 27243. I can't find anything on it. Let me know if you find something

Martin Goya Guitar

Looking to ID or date a Martin Goya Classical guitar. Only identifying markings are G-1. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Doug

Goya GG163 distributed by Dude

Goya GG163 distributed by Dude

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value info?

Goya Electric F-hole, thin hollow body, mahogany, 4 pic-ups, 4 pic-up combination switches, master volume ctrl, 4 pic-up indiv. volume ctrls, tremelo. Serial no. on back: N5371 1092B. I bought it in France, 1971-72. Could you give any info on this Guitar? Benjamin

GG-45

can anyone tell me the year and the value of this beautiful instrument? serial #is1902

Re: GG-45

Gerri,

As far as I can tell G45 was introduced in 1968 as the top model of the classical nylonvstringed guitars. It is described to have spruce top and Rio Jacaranda Rosewood back and sides, with ebony fretboard and bridge. I have never seen on up for sale on ebay, but the 2nd fines model G30 have been sold between 450 - 900$ on a number of sales during the last 12 months. My guess is as good as Yours....

Best regards..../Magnus

GOYA 12 STRING RANGEMASTER

looking for original chrome tailpiece for 12 string RANGEMASTER - will pay top dollar

goya

need to know the going price for a goya ts-5 serial number 178824 12 string ..thanks

Re: goya

I have seen TS5:s go on ebay during the last 6 months for prices from 200 to 450$. I bought one myself for 320 last august and had a 100$ refund due to some top cracks found at delivery. Mine has serial 312014 and I have estimated it as a 1965 model. Yours would be older, how is the New York postal code written on the label, In july 1963 zip codes were introduced by US Postal services, before this it read New York 10, later N.Y. 10010

Regards.../Magnus

Info on Goya....

Looking to sell a Goya Model #G31SCE, with the Serial #93080019. I know this isn't one of the Vintage models, but i am wondering what is a reasonable asking price for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Goya Panther Pickup

I'm looking for a pcikup for my Goya Panther and was wondering if anyone knows where I can find either an original working pickup or a replacement that will be a direct fit. The pickups are a weird size and I'm having troubles locating something that will work.

THanks.

GG172 and TS4

I have a couple of Goyas lloking for a home. I'm a luthier in Toronto and have enjoyed them in the past but they need to be played. The 12 string is '60's with the classical style bridge and the 'grand concert' is from the early '70's. Feel free to contact me, I know these guitars inside and out, literally.
Tony

Re: GG172 and TS4

Tony,

I may be interrested in the 172. Anyway I would be interrested in exchanging experiences of Goyas with You, I will send You a mail.

Regards..../Magnus

Re: GG172 and TS4

Folks;
I recently acquired a gg172, I cant find much info on it
Anyone know year/approx value/is it a nice player?
Seems in good shape, a little lift on the bottom bridge and neck (1/32), it has individually adjustable bottom bridge pegs so it should adjust out easily
Nice shape other than missing the pick guard - if I could find a photo of the original i would get something to match

Value of Goya Mini - Dreadnought Guitar Model # G-234

Help! Need to know value of very good condition G-234? Please give me a range of value. Thanks very much. RWA

Re: Value of Goya Mini - Dreadnought Guitar Model # G-234

: Help! Need to know value of very good condition G-234? Please give me a range of value. Thanks very much. RWA

HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE. I BOUGHT A DAMAGED ONE AT A FLEA MARKER FOR A 100 BUCKS. BRIDGE PULLED OUT. REPAIRED IT MYSELF. EASY TO PLAY. SOUNDS GOOD. lOVE IT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WILL TAKE FOR YOURS.Larry CUZLT2003@yahoo.com

value gr5

i got this unit for my wife in 1960's i think would like to know about value. GRECO MODEL GR5 SERIAL 3396 MADE IN YUOOSLAVE. THANKS FOR ANY HELP

Did you ever find out about

Did you ever find out about your guitar? I have a Greco Model GR5 Serial 2568 that i have no clue about value. My husband said it was junk. Hope he is wrong

goya model GC7

does someone knows the year it was made, in wish country and its approximate value JP from montreal

Re: goya model GC7

 goya model GC7

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GG5 12-string

(Originally posted 22:22:12 1/20/06)

Serial #419104. Reportedly was once owned by Johnny Cash, who gave it to "Handsome" Harlan Sanders, who gave it to Susan Thomsen Clark (Roy Clark's Daughter). It's in very good condition. Does anyone have an idea of the value?

Goya GG5 12-string -update

(Originally posted 16:03:39 1/23/06)

I was mistaken. Don't know if the guitar was owned by Johnny Cash, but Harlan was working with him at the time it was given to Susan. And the serial number has a 5 on the end. (4191045)

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

Gary,

A GG5 was sold on auction at ebay last weekend for 154$.
Personally i think that was dirt cheap. It was in excellent condition as far as could be judged by the pictures posted.

I have seen the previous model TS5, same guitar but 12-fretted, go for 300-500$

/Magnus

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

: Gary,

: A GG5 was sold on auction at ebay last weekend for 154$.
: Personally i think that was dirt cheap. It was in excellent condition as far as could be judged by the pictures posted.

: I have seen the previous model TS5, same guitar but 12-fretted, go for 300-500$

: /Magnus

Thanks Magnus. Are these guitars of poor quality and therefore not worth much?

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

: : Gary,

: : A GG5 was sold on auction at ebay last weekend for 154$.
: : Personally i think that was dirt cheap. It was in excellent condition as far as could be judged by the pictures posted.

: : I have seen the previous model TS5, same guitar but 12-fretted, go for 300-500$

: : /Magnus

: Thanks Magnus. Are these guitars of poor quality and therefore not worth much? This GG5 neck joins the body at the 12th fret. It also has only 6 holes, with 2 strings in each hole, at the bridge.

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

Interresting,

I have never seen this on a GG5. Could You send pictures to my emailadress? Do You know the age of this guitar?
Can You describe the content on the label, or if possible send a digital photo?

By the way, I do NOT think these guitars deserve a low price like this, they are indeed great guitars. For anyone thinking of bying a guitar this is a good buy.

/Magnus

Re: Goya GG5 12-string -update

: Interresting,

: I have never seen this on a GG5. Could You send pictures to my emailadress? Do You know the age of this guitar?
: Can You describe the content on the label, or if possible send a digital photo?

: By the way, I do NOT think these guitars deserve a low price like this, they are indeed great guitars. For anyone thinking of bying a guitar this is a good buy.

: /Magnus

Yes, pictures on the way! I think it was made about 1970.
Gary

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