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Re: Levin Guitar

Here You are:

The serial number for 1951: 243440 – 271455

Your Guitar is most likely a model 27 "Texas". It is a Sunburst steelstringed guitar with following spec:
- Sides and bottom in birch
- Top of resonant spruce
- Fretboard of Walnut
- White edging on top, bottom and soundhole
- Spannish style Rosewood bridge
Length 965 mm
Length of body 465 mm
Width of body 355 mm
Scale length 630 mm
1 Year Warranty

Levin guitar

I have rather battered Levin acoustic ser no.468248 .Can anyone date it for me? 1960s?

Re: Levin guitar

1966...

http://www.gitarren.se/radotips/sernr_levin.html

/Magnus

Levin acoustic - built in 1925

can someone give me an approximate value for my Levin acoustic guitar. I´ve checked the serial number (55540)and according to the list, it was built in 1925. It is a parlor guitar with steel-strings. Thru the sound-hole I can make out "HERMAN CARLSON LEVIN Musikinstrument fabrik, Goteborg" which is stamped into the wood bottom. The guitar is in very good condition, with all original parts. I´m a luthier so I can honestly say it´s very impressive, considering the age of the instrument.I heard someone was asking for 2000 dollars for a similar one on E-bay about 6 months ago. Can this be true?

Levin parlour guitar serial No357234

Levin parlour guitar serial No357234

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Levin, acoustic, Model No. 123

I got a Levin guitar from my great grandmother when I was 14. And she got it from her uncle when she was a kid I have heard.

Does anyone know the age of my guitar?

Re: Levin, acoustic, Model No. 123

Christine,

There is a number stamped on top of the head of the guitar (the piece with the tuners).

By using the list in the link below You will be able to date Your guitar.

http://www.gitarren.se/radotips/sernr_levin.html

Good Luck...../Magnus

Vintage Levin BT 315 Model?

Hi all,
I have a vintage Levin semi acoustic guitar (Model # BT315, was written on the inside of the guitar.) I was just wondering if anyone would be able to help me out about finding a price guide, as i would like to sell the guitar.

Thanks for your help
Kate

Greco w-120 12 string

have this great guitar. acquired from old buddy. neck was snapped in half in 1970's or 80's can't remember. Buddy tried everything to glue it back. Nothing worked except a homemade epoxy he created out of the blue. Every things stays in tune in any weather condition and no matter what you do to the guitar. All 12 STRINGS!!! would like some info when this w-120 was made and anything else about it

Levin guitar - please help with details

Levin guitar -  please help with details

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levin guitar

hiya can you please help me,my partner has a levin pre 57 concert acoustic guitar,serial number 377695.can you tell us how much it is worh, thankyou

Re: levin guitar

377695 makes it year 1958. Cannot say more without model number, which should be on the label inside the guitar.

/Magnus

Greco 980 circa 1968 MIJ - any info

Greco 980 circa 1968 MIJ - any info

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Greco model GR628, HOW MUCH??

i recently acquired a pristine Greco acoustic. its a model GR628, serial number 37604. I was wondering if anyone knew how much this is worth? you can email me or whatever. thanks!

Re: Greco model GR628, HOW MUCH??

Couldnt tell ya. I have the gr625 S.N 21140 Its about 40 something years old right now though. Mine is the remake of the gibson hummingbird I think.

1959-1960 Goya guitar price

Would like to sell my Goya, Model 90, SN 466/041 black semi-hollow body electric guitar and case in good condition. What do you think it is worth?

Re: 1959-1960 Goya guitar price

: Would like to sell my Goya, Model 90, SN 466/041 black semi-hollow body electric guitar and case in good condition. What do you think it is worth?

did you sell it?

Levin - how to tell whether it's original?

Levin - how to tell whether it's original?

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Levin acoustic - built in 1925

Levin acoustic - built in 1925

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Model GR627K 12 String Greco

I bought this guitar in about 1973 new in Little Rock, AR. My brother went down and bought one just like it. I now have both of them. Just wondering what they are worth. Both are in very good condition. A few surface scratches but nothing major. Sound better today than when they were new. Thanks, Pat

Re: Model GR627K 12 String Greco

: I bought this guitar in about 1973 new in Little Rock, AR. My brother went down and bought one just like it. I now have both of them. Just wondering what they are worth. Both are in very good condition. A few surface scratches but nothing major. Sound better today than when they were new. Thanks, Pat

Did you ever find out anything about this guitar. Thanks

G-316

How much is it worth and where do I find more information on about this guitar. Thank you.

Levin guitars

I have a Levin jumbo accoustic model L1 18 which I have had for over 40 years and still play every day. Can anybody give me any information about the model or approximate value, purely for my own satisfaction as I would never sell it. Thanks Gordon.

Re: Levin guitars

Gordon, Your guitar should be either LS-18 or LT-18.
LS-18 (1957 - 1964) had normal round dot markers in the fretboard, and 3-in-line open tuners. LT-18 (1965 - 1968) had square shaped block inlays in the upper side (low E) of the fretboard. Both guitars were what was called Goliath size (approximately same as Dreadnought). The top was Alpine spruce, sides and bottom flamed maple, neck of mahogany and ebony fretboard. The LS-18 was called "the Levin Super Goliath".

Approximate winning auction price on ebay lately 600 - 900$

Best regards.../Magnus

Re: Levin guitars

 Levin guitars

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Levin LG-17 #455341

Levin LG-17 #455341

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GRECO 12 string

GRECO 12 string

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goya classical guitar

40 yr, old handbuilt goya spanish lable model no. 4 sycamore frnt blonde mahogany sides split rosewood back. incredible tone. what should i insure it for please.

Levin archtop swing guitar - please help with origin

I bought a Levin guitar, bought in 1952 and stayed with the same owner, until today. No more info, also the inside labels are removed ( in 1952, by the Brussels import shop ) and sold as US Swing Master guitar.
The guitar has a number 6202.
Photos available at http://www.embase.be/levin
Can somebody give more info about model or history of this guitar ?
Thx.

Re: Levin archtop swing guitar - please help with origin

Marc,

I hate to disappoint You, but I seriousely doubt that this Guitar has anything in common with Levin, than being (possibly) made in Sweden. When this guitar was on sale recently on ebay, it was discussed in a swedish forum for antique instruments.

A guy in northern Sweden turned up with a photo of two guitars which looked identical, in his posession. I think one of them was branded "Bella".
I add a link to the thread in the swedish forum (which is in swedish Im afraid´). You can contact Lasse S by klicking on his nick in the left margin.

/Magnus

http://www.antikviteter.net/antikprat/messages/183/188151.html?1181763647

Levin Jumbo LS 18. made in Sweden no.450618

guitar bought from friend in 1964 would like to know when made and approx value today!!!!

Re: Levin Jumbo LS 18. made in Sweden no.450618

are you my old friend from birmingham & st albans?

Re: Levin Jumbo LS 18. made in Sweden no.450618

Norman,

According to the serial number lists your guitar is made in 1965. The lists are available at
http://www.gitarren.se/radotips/sernr_levin.html

Does it say model LS-18 on the label?
I think this model was sold in UK as model 1855 "The Super Goliath". At least I have a broshure from a brittish dealer from early sixties.
But LS-18 makes sense since the corresponding Goya was labeled S-18. My experience from ebay is 500 - 900$ in US, probably more in UK. These guitars have extremely good reputation.

/Magnus

Levin LG 17 serial # 439836

I've owned this guitar for over 25 years and want to have the cracks in the sound board repaired. Can any-one tell me what timbers were used. Any other information about this great instrument would also be apreciated. Thanks Chris

Re: Levin LG 17 serial # 489412

Would you have any idea of the value of my Levin now. I've had it for 41 years...

Re: Levin LG 17 serial # 439836

Chris,

Check this out:

http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/levin73_7.htm

/Magnus

Mandalay plates

The plates arrived safely today. Many thanks!

D.&L.Leonard

Levin W 36

I have an acoustic dreadnought Levin when it was taken over by Martin. I believe it is a '78 model. Anyone got any other info on it?

Re: Levin W 36

Dave,

The W36 was introduced in 1973, and the project behind the guitar was most likely started before the Martin purchase.

For specification of the W36 see the following link to a page from a 1973 Levin brochure.

http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/levin73_3.htm

/Magnus

Levin model 19

i bought today Levin's guitar from second hand shop for 20 euros. it has serial number: 3077xx and 28 is the model right?
picture:
http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1909095gi2.jpg

what is the right value?

Re: Levin model 19

Jani,

The Guitar is a Levin model 19 "Favorit" from 1954. It is difficult to set a value, but it is probably not much, as this was a cheap model.

Here is an extract from the 1949 Levin Catalog:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/magnus_onsala/Levin/Levin_19_Favorit.jpg

/Magnus

Levin 254595

I've inherited a Levin ser. nr. 254595 from my grandfather. Can anyone tell me more about it?
The GOLDEN label inside says
1 ars GARANTI
Skulle nagot material eller fabrikationsfel
uppsta inom 1 ar. reparera vi detta gratis
om instrumentet sandes franco var fabrik
A.B. HERMAN CARLSON LEVIN
GOTEBORG

Re: Levin 254595

Adrian,

I means

One year Warranty
Should any material or fabrication flaws
show within one year from purchase, we will
repair it for free if the instrument is shipped
to our factory.

The serial number says manufaruring year 1951, so I am afraid it is a little late now.

The one Year warranty models we the less expensive, so You shouldn´t expect to high value. But still, It is a handmade solid wood very vintage guitar and many of these guitars are surpricingly nice to play.

In the gallery of sold instruments at http://www.vintage-guitars.se/gallery.htm You may find your guitar among the Levins.

Good luck..../Magnus

Levin Classical

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Levin guitar

Hello,
I have an old 'Levin' guitar. Its half size (18 fret) Nylon string. the sticker on the inside says '1ars GARANTI' made in sweden.
Can anyone shed some light on this? I think this would be about 1960.
Cheers,
BEN

Re: Levin guitar

Ben,

Normally You find a serial number printed on top of the neck headpiece. This number will lead You to the exact manufacturing year.(http://www.gitarren.se/radotips/sernr_levin.html).

Sometime they added a model number so You can find the exact model from catalogs. If You post the seriel number and model I can try to help You further.

The fact that the labe say "1 års GARANI" (One Year warranty) tells me that it is one of the simpler models, which does not mean that it is bad. Some of these guitars can be very pleasant to play.

The more expensive guitars were 5 or even 10 year warranty.

Regards.../Magnus

Re: Levin guitar

Hi Magnus,

Thanks for your help. The serial number is 295699 27
The link you posted shows it was made in 1953. The fact that it is smaller than full size tells me its not a top of the range model.. is this a fair assumption? Thanks for your help on the warranty translation!

Cheers, BEN

: Ben,

: Normally You find a serial number printed on top of the neck headpiece. This number will lead You to the exact manufacturing year.(http://www.gitarren.se/radotips/sernr_levin.html).

: Sometime they added a model number so You can find the exact model from catalogs. If You post the seriel number and model I can try to help You further.

: The fact that the labe say "1 års GARANI" (One Year warranty) tells me that it is one of the simpler models, which does not mean that it is bad. Some of these guitars can be very pleasant to play.

: The more expensive guitars were 5 or even 10 year warranty.

: Regards.../Magnus

Re: Levin guitar

Ben,

Model 27 was also called "Texas", and I qouote (and translate) the 1950 Levin product catalog:

Bottom and sides ii beautiful birch. Top od resonance spruce. Fretboard of walnut. White inlays around top, bottom and soundhole. The whole instrument polished to high finish, in dark redbrown colour with gold-yellow shading in top and neck (I guess this is what is normally called sunburst). Bridge of rosewood in spannish style (classical string through). Nickel plated tuners. 1 year warranty.
Length 965 mm
body lengh 465 mm
body width 355 mm
scale length 630 mm

I see on the picture that it has 12 frets to the body.

Good luck with it.

/Magnus

Levin A12R 12-string

Hi, a friend has recently bought a Levin A12R 12-string acoustic and has asked me if i could find out any information on it and how much it could be worth?

I believe it was made sometime in the 60's but not 100% sure. The guitars in good condition

Re: Levin A12R 12-string

anyone know anything about it???

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