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« on: November 14, 2013, 08:11:26 PM »

just wondering: are levin guitars and mandolins well known in north america?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 08:44:48 PM »

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They used to be known in North America under the name Goya. I have one! Great guitars.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 11:06:40 PM »

I have a 59 Goya as well.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 06:14:04 PM »

aha. I see.
I just missed buying a 1936 levin parlor in close to mint condition. someone bought it before I could.
they usually disappear quite quickly. love the sound of those old spruce/burch parlors.
and norway is quite a small market as well, but most people have some money they can use on non-necessities. so these things are quite rare, and can be a bit expensive.

my aunt has a mint (and I do mean mint. perfectly preserved) `74 (I think) levin classic 5. a beautiful sounding quite small-bodied nylon string guitar.

for those who do not have any info about your levin/goya guitars:
http://www.vintage-guitars.se/Levin/Levin_serial_numbers.htm
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 01:44:09 AM »

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer  (a/k/a Maria and Colonel Von Trapp) played a Goya in the Sound of Music. He used it for Edelweis when he was playing for the Baroness.

I believe Martin still owns the rights to the Levin name
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