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Goya and Levin Guitar Owners

A group for those of us who own and appreciate or don't own and just appreciate Goya and Levin Guitars made in Goteborg Sweden for over 70 years!

Members: 77
Latest Activity: Jun 10

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Just bought my 1st Levin! LS-18 3 Replies

Hey folks,I've just bought my first Levin, a 1964 LS-18. It was at a 2nd hand music shop about 1000 miles away from me - but I know the owner so have made a plan. Below is what I know about this…Continue

Started by Aden Hinds. Last reply by Andrew Perry Aug 1, 2015.

Levin Archtops 1 Reply

Hi everyone,lately,I've gotten into acoustic Archtop guitars,I bought a Levin Model number 27 recently,in really good condition considering its age,does anyone here own and play one of these…Continue

Started by Iain Brennan. Last reply by Jacob Ullberger Apr 17, 2015.

N26 Alert 1 Reply

Hi Friends...There's a nice looking mid-60's Goya ready for the taking. Priced at or below value.I'm out of the race but I thought I'd share.…Continue

Started by Dave G. Last reply by Jim Yates Apr 6, 2015.

Crazing or checking on finish 8 Replies

My 1958 M-26 has a crazing…Continue

Started by Jim Yates. Last reply by Magnus Hultin Feb 11, 2015.

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Comment by Mike Raeburn on June 10, 2016 at 7:37am

Don't know about total numbers, looking at the groups there would seem to be several thousand members, even allowing for the fact that some will be members of more than one group. Even if it is a couple of thousand members that is in marketing terms a highly targeted audience and should not be dismissed. They do not seem to run sidebar advertising which I presume would be a good source of revenue for them.

Comment by Ted Hechtman on June 10, 2016 at 7:14am

I know. This has been fun. Objectively I can see the point. I'm guessing that the total membership is relatively small. Subjectively...I will miss the website. 

Comment by Mike Raeburn on June 10, 2016 at 5:50am

I have just sent a stiff email to their 'Community Support Team' (on the Main page) suggesting they keep the site open. Perhaps you would all like to do the same. Facebook and Twitter can not do what this website does. Their Facebook page is full of 'guff', not the good stuff we have here.

Comment by John Buckle on June 10, 2016 at 2:45am

Hi just seen the news about this site closing. Such a shame. I haven't started on the Levin saddle project yet but many hanks to all for the helpful advice. Is anyone going to set up a facebook group?

Comment by Mike Raeburn on June 5, 2016 at 5:16pm

The original bridge pin screws were moulded, the lines you see down the side are where the two halves of the mould came together. It would be fairly simple to make a mould from three pieces of steel. I suppose it would also not be too difficult to inject it with either molten nylon or a cold setting glass filled epoxy.

Comment by Ted Hechtman on June 3, 2016 at 8:01am

This link will take you to the Goyas currently up for bids on eBay. There are two N-21s and an N-22. A bunch of Goya Martins.

Comment by Ted Hechtman on June 3, 2016 at 8:00am
Comment by Mike Raeburn on April 27, 2016 at 2:55am

Suggest you get a split die and an adjustable die holder, the sort with three screws in it. That way you can open out the die slightly and cut the thread on the large side. Could help if the holes in the bridge are worn slightly bigger. You can always run down the thread again with the die set slightly closer if it turns out too big. You can always cut things smaller, cutting them bigger is tricky!

Comment by John Buckle on April 26, 2016 at 2:44am

Thanks for the info on die. I now see how the numbering goes on metric. I assumed the bigger the number the finer the thread as in TPI. I can obtain the M8 0.75 on ebay or possibly Machine Mart. I have a spare insert so I knew thread was fine just haven't sourced a material yet. The nylon originals look as though they were created in too halves. I wonder why. Tusq was not around then but Galaith was. Some of the latter is also on Ebay. Will do a bit more research I think, keep these tips coming.

Comment by Jim Yates on April 25, 2016 at 6:31pm

I would agree with keeping the instrument original if the original incarnation was the best solution, but when a mod is also an improvement, then I'll go for it.  My 1958 Goya M-26 had tuners that were too tight and I almost needed vice grips to turn them, so I replaced them.  I also had a bone saddle installed.
I owned a Gibson J-50 that had an adjustable saddle which I had replaced.  This was a big improvement.  I believe I'd probably replaced a bridge with individual saddles with a solid saddle as well.

 

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