"I have a Levin LT18 with the number 3854 stamped on the headstock. That number I am assured is from 1905(!) but the model is a late 1960's (probably 1967) with the offset finger markers on the fretboard. I saw something here about strange…"
"I have a 1971 Yairi and Son, Clase #300 classical (it's pictured in my avatar). Incredible sound, both warm and clear. And I got it cheap!
Can't find much about it on the web, though. That's OK ... it's not…"
"The M-26 with centre positioned markers was discontinued in 1963 and replaced by the N-26 with off-centered markers in 1964. The N-26 was replaced by model 163 in 1969, still with offcentered markers but with a new headstock shape, new pickguard and…"
"My first guitar, bought second hand for $75 circa 1960 was a Goya M-26. I sold it in the mid-sixties and soon regreted it. About ten years ago I found another 1958 M-26 in Toronto. It was more than $25, but still quite…"
"Apologies for not getting back to you. I see your post is dated June! I have been travelling abit so not too much computer time. Good to hear you are doing well...long may that continue. I just posted a note regarding another Martin I have acquired.…"
"Just acquired a Martin DX. I paid £20.00 for it from a guy who got it from a tip!
It has a hole the back about the size of a 50 pence coin. I have taken it to Joe White who has repaired several guitars for me (he has a website). Iwill post a…"
"Thanks as always Magnus. Right now I am refinishing an old parlor guitar from the 1950's or so. My first project. Last night I experimented with bending wood. Took an old wooden fruit crate and boiled the wood and then bent it around a cooking…"
How are you doing sir ? I am doing well, with summer, and being outside, playing the acoustic guitar and such. I played a few songs for my daughter's graduation last week, and I think I brought a bit of honor to the art of guitar playing (I've been planning this since she was a tyke!) I hope you are doing wel, my friend.
take care and God bless!