Goya - Levin - Greco (Vintage Guitars)

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The only site in the world dedicated to Goya guitars - as well as Levin and "Goya" Greco brand guitars. Learn about the history of these fine musical instruments. Lots of old magazine ads, catalogs and price lists.



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Re: Levin A12R 12-string

: anyone know anything about it???
i have one

Re: Levin A12R 12-string

Can You describe it a little in detail. Does it have a cutaway on the treble side?
The label in the soundhole, does it say where it is manufactured? (Sweden, Finland, Japan?)
Any serial number?
Does it say "Sound of Wood, "The Special sound" or CF Martin Organisation?

/Magnus

Re: Levin A12R 12-string

I have never heard of this model, but Levin normally placed a serial number, either on top of the headpeice or on the label in the soundhole. This would be a lead to the manufaturing year. Does the label say "The Special Sound" or "Sound of Wood"? This would indicate early to late 70:s.

The later 12 stringed Levins used to be cutaway.

Can You describe it closer?

/Magnus

Levin 335

Levin 335

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machine heads

I am looking for machine heads for a Levin guitar in Australia. Any tips?

levin parlour accoustic model119

hi I have a swedish levin model 119 serial no417013 it is a parlour sized model and sounds and plays wonderfully with nylon strings.I would like to know if it could handle light steel strings.

Re: levin parlour accoustic model119

Michael,
According to the Levin serial number lists, Your guitar should be a 1961. In the 1956 Levin catalog model 119 is pictured, and describes approximately (my translation from swedish):
"Expensively made guitar in school model. Sides and bottom in birch. Top of Alp spruce with beautiful inlays around soundhole and top. Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. 595 mm scale length. An easy to play guitar especially suitable for ladies and young people. One Year warranty. Price: 130 SEK." (1956)

Based on the design of neck head and tuners, I would say that it is primarily made for steel strings, and that it probaly takes steel strings to get full sound out of it.

I hope this information helps You...

Best regards..../Magnus

Re: levin parlour accoustic model119

 levin parlour accoustic model119

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Levin Goliath Truss Rod cover

Can any one help me with a picture of a brass truss rod cover for a 1958 Levin , or better still a cover to purchase.

Ian M

Re: Levin Goliath Truss Rod cover

Ian,

I think You will find a good picture in this link:

http://www.vintage-guitars.se/1958_Goya_S-16_377439.htm

Last fall I found a broken Goya neck with a brass cover like that on ebay, wich I won for 12 bucks.

/Magnus

Levin Guitar

I have a Levin 6 string acoustic guitar, The label inside says its a model 163, can anyone please give me some information when it was made, I can't find anything on the internet about it. thanks.

Re: Levin Guitar

 Levin Guitar

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GR 628 ?

Anyone know about this guitar....approx value, years made or quality?
Greco model GR 628 #40630

Thank you.

Goya-Martin G-318 (Serial Number 830861)

Hi. Can anyone tell me where I can get information on my Goya G-318 guitar, made by C.F. Martin? Thanks. David.

David Guilbault
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Re: Goya-Martin G-318 (Serial Number 35060013)

: Hi. Can anyone tell me where I can get information on my Goya G-318 guitar, made by C.F. Martin? Thanks. tj.

: David Guilbault
: Documentary Filmmaker
: Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts # 608
: 115 Prefontaine Place South # 608
: Seattle, WA 98104
: 206-353-5239
: davidguilbault@mac.com

Re: Goya-Martin G-318 (Serial Number 35060013)

: : Hi. Can anyone tell me where I can get information on my Goya G-318 guitar, made by C.F. Martin? Thanks. tj.

: : David Guilbault
: : : : davidguilbault@mac.com

Goya-Martin G-618 (Serial Number 830861)

Hi. Can anyone tell me where I can get information on my Goya G-318 guitar, made by C.F. Martin? Thanks. David.

David Guilbault
Documentary Filmmaker
Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts # 608
115 Prefontaine Place South # 608
Seattle, WA 98104
206-353-5239
davidguilbault@mac.com

greco acoustic model 720

what can you tell me about this guitar

Re: greco acoustic no serial number

It was made in japan i believe it was pretty early the greco logo is the 3rd they had there is a label inside which says w 400 but i believe that was the price i can't find any thing on early grecos

1920 Greco guitar( First electric guitar!! ) for sell rubyrobert23@aol.com

i have an electric hollowbody greco guitar. It is in great condition and is one of first created electric guitars. For info or pics, email is rubyrobert23@aol.com or my aim- ssguitarplayer08

Greco Model 625/Serial #9715

This is a copy of a Gibson Hummingbird. It's a definitely vintage. Can some one tell me what year this is?

Re: Greco Model 625/Serial #9715

I have gr625 S.N 21140 same as yours. I'd say your's is around40 years old.

Goya classical model #G-150P

Does anyone have any information about this guitar. If so, please share it with me. Thanks -S

Goya 12 string acoustic TS-5

I want to sell a Goya 12 string acoustic model TS-5, serial number 585861, made in Sweden.
It is in excellent condition. Any thoughts for an amount ?
Thank you.

Re: Goya 12 string acoustic TS-5

: I want to sell a Goya 12 string acoustic model TS-5, serial number 585861, made in Sweden.
: It is in excellent condition. Any thoughts for an amount ?
: Thank yo
I had a TS5 back in the 60's and let it go to finish a college semester. have not seen one since.....let's talk

Re: Goya 12 string acoustic TS-5

Setting value on an old instrument is very difficult. It depends on so many things. The instruments age, condition, but most of all, who is looking for just that type of instrument right at the moment of sale.

I have seen TS5:s go on ebay lately for prices from 200 to 450$.

Good luck!
/Magnus

Levin 237175 18

Hello and help.
As a kid in Sweden, I had an old acoustic Levin apparently made in 1950 based on the serial #(237175 18). It recently came back in my possession on a visit to Sweden. It is a smaller guitar, I think is called 3/4 size. I am in the process of cleaning it up and would like to give it to my grandson. It would be nice to be able to present it to him with some back ground information. Can anyone point me to some more info about this guitar? Maybe some history and value. I have searched the web without any results.
Regards Tom.

Re: Levin 237175 18

Tom,

There is a great chat site in Sweden with some guys who knows just about all there is to know about Levin Guitars.

It is in Swedish (vilket sannolikt inte är något problem för dig?) but they accept postings in english to.

Best is if You put a digital picture out, and You will have all info in no time.

Go to
http://www.antikviteter.net/antikprat/messages/183/183.html?1089577156
and start a new thread.

Med vänliga hälsningar,

Magnus Hultin - Onsala

Re: Levin 237175 18

Thanks Magnus. That's great.
I will certainly inquier with them. /tj

: Tom,

: There is a great chat site in Sweden with some guys who knows just about all there is to know about Levin Guitars.

: It is in Swedish (vilket sannolikt inte är något problem för dig?) but they accept postings in english to.

: Best is if You put a digital picture out, and You will have all info in no time.

: Go to
: http://www.antikviteter.net/antikprat/messages/183/183.html?1089577156
: and start a new thread.

: Med vänliga hälsningar,

: Magnus Hultin - Onsala

greco

im trying to find information about my greco (yugoslavian) guitar, any help?

Goya 12 string TS-5, Serial # 178824

Need some info on this guitar please. What year, value, label says made in sweeden, would like to verify please.

Levin Guitar

Hi there

Has anyone got a Levin brass/enamal plate held with three screws that covers the truss rod adjuster just behind the nut.
Peter

Re: Levin Guitar

Peter,

I have several Goyas with Levin brass plates on, but they are all 2 screws. If there are 3 screw-holes there was probably a 3 layer (black-white-black) plastic or celloid cover plate. That is what they put on the Goyas from sometime early sixties until 1969, when the brass plates returned, sometimes marked Goya sometimes Levin. I have never seen a Levin with the plastic plate....

Magnus

how much would it be worth?

how much would a 1970's canadian goya GS100 be worth?

Goya Levin GG174

Goya Levin GG174

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Model M-10

I have a Goya classical "Medalist Series" Model M-10. I can find no information on the internet from bowsing sites. Can anybody tell me any information about this guitar. I've had it for about 20yrs, but my parents baught it for me, and they can barely even remember where it came from.
When was it made? Is this a nice guitar? Is it worth any substantial amount of money?

Jack Walsh, where are You?!

I have been trying several times to get in contact with Jack Walsh by sending mail to goyaguitars@usa.com, but I get the reply that the "recipents mailbox is full". It has been like this for the last 6 months.

I Jack sees this, or if anyone else knows how to reach Jack, please advise me!

Best regards..../Magnus - Gothenburg Sweden

Greco Bass Sell or Trade info???

Greco Bass Sell or Trade info???

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Goya Greco GR1 Classical Guitar

Hello,

I was curious about my Classical Goya Greco GR1 guitar that I bought new in 1968 and wondered what it might be worth now? It is still in great condition and is in tune. How would I learn this information? I came across your site and thought you might be able to advise me.

Sincerely,

Donna Hall

GRECO GUITAR

I HAVE A PRE 1964 GRECO GR-9 MADE IN GERMANY DID YOU GET ANY ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR GR-1?

goya (made in SWEDEN ) serial no.382190

I have a Goya ,serial no.382190 inside tag says AB HERMAN CARLSON,GOTHENBURG SWEDEN. Guitar is in very good cond. slight warpsge & finish is slightly checked.Case,outside is tatered but inside is very good,Goya Levin ID ribbon still there,in perfect cond. I would like some info as to what this guitar is worth.

Re: goya (made in SWEDEN ) serial no.382190

Richard,
It depends of course not only on the condition of the guitar. What model is it? It is written on the label inside, top left. Anyway, your guitar is made in 1958.
I have searched for Goyas on ebay during the last 12 months, and have a fairly good idea on what the differrent models tend to go for. My general feeling is that they are sell for rather less than the comparable models from american guitar manufacturers (Fender, Gibson, Guild, Gretch, definitely Martin). Only the finer models reach between 800-1200 USD. The models made by Levin (all acoustic Goyas marked "made in Sweden") sell for 100 - 1000 USD depending on condition. Other models made by Martin (made in Korea and Taiwan) sell for less, but clearly these are not the same quality. Levin made excellent guitars, no wonder Martin wanted to get rid of them...

Re: goya (made in SWEDEN ) serial no.382190

: Richard,
: It depends of course not only on the condition of the guitar. What model is it? It is written on the label inside, top left. Anyway, your guitar is made in 1958.
: I have searched for Goyas on ebay during the last 12 months, and have a fairly good idea on what the differrent models tend to go for. My general feeling is that they are sell for rather less than the comparable models from american guitar manufacturers (Fender, Gibson, Guild, Gretch, definitely Martin). Only the finer models reach between 800-1200 USD. The models made by Levin (all acoustic Goyas marked "made in Sweden") sell for 100 - 1000 USD depending on condition. Other models made by Martin (made in Korea and Taiwan) sell for less, but clearly these are not the same quality. Levin made excellent guitars, no wonder Martin wanted to get rid of them...

Re: levin Made in Sweden Model 174 serial No 517830

can you give me any information on this guitar including a possible value? I purchased the guitar in 1973 it is a wonderful sounding instrument and a joy to play. I am interested in its history, can you help please.
Regards
Mike

Re: levin Made in Sweden Model 174 serial No 517830

 levin Made in Sweden Model 174 serial No 517830

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LTG Levin 12 string

LTG Levin 12 string

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greco semi-hollow guitar

i need to find what year model it is so i can find the price value for it.its emeral or shamrock green sunburst,with old single coil pickups.it has wood under rest for the pickups and has 2 switches one for rythum and lead,and the other for 1st,both,or 2nd pickup.it has 2 volumes and 2 tones.

model gr 628

i inherited this guitar from my grandfather. guess it ment a lot to him. i wanted to know what kind of price range they run for. email me with details, or post or whatever. (iameatingmyhead@hotmail.com)

Re: model gr 628

hey i have a Greco model GR628 as well, could you email me at p_baller_06@hotmail.com if you found out what price range these are in? thanks

Re: model gr 628

That one's pretty old. If it's in good condition, it could run for a good amount. If i knew the condition i could properly appraise.

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