LEVIN INSTRUMENT SERIAL NUMBERS

This is a list of Levin instruments serial numbers 1900--1977. The list has been copied by Mattias Hallin from a 1978 list supplied by Levin to dealers etc. A copy of the original list was provided by Benny Trapp. Levin instruments (guitars ,spanish, flattop, acoustic archtop, electric archtop, string basses, mandolins, drums and tenor banjos and possibly others as well). They are probably best known outside Sweden for their superb export line of "Goya" classical guitars

Anders Wasén of Gothenburg Sweden (where Levin/Goya was made) sends this information:

Some info for you . H.C. Levin was from Sweden and as I was told worked in the US as a trainee at Martin. And so did his son just before WW1( As he told me himself). HC went back to Sweden and formed the Levin Guitar company ( Goya in the US ). But they also built quite a lot of banjos too in the 20s and the 30s.

Goya was purchased by the Martin company in the late 1970's.

Please feel free to distribute copies of this list, on paper or over the net.

For more specific inquiries, contact Grun Guitars at www.gruhn.com

LEVIN INSTRUMENTS SERIAL NUMBERS 1900--1977

(NB: These numbers may not be accurate for Goya, witness a Goya Model G-10, Serial Number 377266, bought new in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1956. More such information from original owners is solicited.)

Year               First serial #        Last serial #         

1900               1                     90                    

1901               91                    473                   

1902               474                   982                   

1903               983                   1648                  

1904               1649                  2673                  

1905               2674                  4160                  

1906               4161                  5842                  

1907               5843                  8054                  

1908               8055                  10065                 

1909               10066                 12104                 

1910               12105                 14475                 

1911               14476                 17048                 

1912               17049                 19757                 

1913               19758                 22765                 

1914               22766                 25785                 

1915               25786                 29339                 

1916               29340                 33829                 

1917               33830                 38398                 

1918               38399                 41750                 

1919               41751                 45996                 

1920               45997                 48663                 

1921               48664                 49766                 

1922               49767                 50960                 

1923               50961                 52669                 

1924               52670                 55018                 

1925               55019                 58262                 

1926               58263                 61029                 

1927               61030                 64274                 

1928               64275                 68224                 

1929               68225                 71939                 

1930               71940                 75971                 

1931               75972                 79078                 

1932               79079                 82022                 

1933               82023                 86306                 

1934               86307                 91524                 

1935               91525                 96981                 

1936               96982                 102985                

1937               102986                108392                

1938               108393                114174                

1939               114175                119373                

1940               119374                123698                

1941               123699                129542                

1942               129543                135882                

1943               135883                143365                

1944               143366                154203                

1945               154204                167856                

1946               167857                183407                

1947               183408                195194                

1948               195195                208144                

1949               208145                227015                

1950               227016                243439                

1951               243440                271455                

1952               271456                291537                

1953               291538                303551                

1954               303552                321200                

1955               321201                336743                

1956               336744                350110       

1957               350111                366295                

1958               366296                384905                

1959               384906                402016                

1960               402017                411407                

1961               411408                420508                

1962               420509                429605                

1963               429606                438472                

1964               438473                448145                

1965               448146                458480                

1966               458481                474502                

1967               474503                486142                

1968               486143                491732                

1969               491733                499256                

1970               499257                507899                

1971               507900                514799                

1972               514800                522499                

1973               522500                530599                

1974               530600                538999                

1975               539000                547499                

1976               547500                554999                

1977               555000                561600                



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