Rare 1973 Levin LG-17 Classical Guitar

Condition: Used
Will ship to: Local pickup only
Price: 500
Ad status: SOLD!


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For sale is a rare 1973 Levin (Goya) LG-17 Grand Concert Classical guitar. The guitar is extremely clean and in beautiful condition. This is a sibling to the more common Goya G-17 guitar. Both guitars were made by Levin in Sweden however the Goya was the only version imported into the states. Both guitars share the same specifications with a few differences. The Levin has a lovely satin finish and does not suffer from the same finish checking that the gloss finished Goya does. The tuner buttons on the Goya are simple white plastic while the tuner buttons on the Levin are pearloid. The tuning machines on the Goya are simple polished nickel while the Levin features higher end machines with a stamped design.

I purchased this guitar in Urbana, Illinois in early 1976 from an exchange student who had brought the guitar from Europe. I used it for a classical guitar class I was taking and then it mostly sat in its case for the next 40 plus years. It is feather light and has a big lovely sound that only aged wood can produce. It has a solid back, sides and top, unlike many of the laminates also sold in this price range.

The specifications are:

Grand Concert size:
Body width: 380 mm.
Body length: 480 mm.
Body depth: 98 mm.
Fingerboard width: 52 mm.
Scale length: 650 mm.
Solid Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Solid Mahogany back & sides.
5-ply top binding.
Single-bound back.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard.
Rosewood bridge.
Nickel plated strip tuners with pearloid buttons.
Matte natural finish.

The guitar is in wonderful condition for a nearly 50 year old instrument. The bass side did develop a hairline crack about two years ago that was repaired by Glazer Instruments in Nashville. I cannot even see where the crack was.

The guitar does include the hardshell case which is also very clean.

All measurements are approximate.

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