Levin guitars are often slightly overlooked in the vintage guitar market, along with many other fantastic value copies of Martin and Gibson acoustics from a similar period. These guitars were well regarded, more affordable instruments that were exported around Europe and imported to the USA under the Goya brand name. Manufactured in Sweden, Levin began making steel string flat tops in the late 1950's, modelling their designs after the popular but relatively difficult to source US made instruments of the time. This 1958 Levin Model 123 is a wonderful example of a smaller bodied, concert size '50s Levin. Designed with the Martin '00' or Gibson small bodied flat top guitars in mind, this Model 123 is an excellent finger picker that is perfect for blues and folk playing, with a Spruce top and flamed Birch back and sides. The guitar has a shorter 24.75" scale length, with the neck joining the body at the 12th fret. The neck is made of solid Mahogany and features a Rosewood fretboard, with a chunky but playable neck profile.
This guitar is in very good condition, with the kind of wear to the finish that you would expect from a vintage instrument of its age. As with all our instruments, this guitar has been subject to a full service from the Vintage Instrument Workshop and as such benefits from our 3 year warranty.