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Posted 6/26/2007 12:50:38 AM

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5 comments on “Singin'”

stanger Says:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @8:40:19 PM

cool old Goya... you don't see them much anymore.

twayneking Says:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @9:04:08 PM

I had been looking for a Goya for years.  I found one on Ebay with a broken bridge and crack in the top.  I bought it for $29 plus shipping, replaced the bridge with a new one, fixed the crack with some Gorilla Glue and voila - I had a Goya.  It has a wonderful sound and action.  I looked up how to set up the strings on (you can find anything on the Internet if you just look).  Made all the difference.  I just love this guitar - it begs to be played with some style and nuance. 

Best musical instrument deal I ever made!!


Jim Yates Says:
Thursday, June 28, 2007 @2:48:49 PM

Your Goya reminds me of the one Julie Andrews played in The Sound Of Music.  Do you know the year of yours?  You can find out on

My first guitar was a Goya M-26 that I bought in 1960 second hand.  When the action started to get high I sold it and I always regretted it.  About 5 or 6 years ago I found a 1958 M-26 in a Toronto music store for $375 Cdn and snapped it up.  It required a neck set, but when I went to pick it up, the luthier said that it would be about half what he quoted me, because it had a bolt-on neck.  I'm pretty sure that Goya (Levin) were one of the first to use a bolt-on neck on an acoustic guitar.  I wonder if that's where Taylor got the idea.

twayneking Says:
Thursday, June 28, 2007 @3:05:37 PM

I'll have to look it up, but it was a 1972 or 3 - something like that.  The list said it was made in Sweden and I remember it was about the last year they made them there.

You can still pick up the odd Goya on Ebay if you're patient.  The sellers don't always know what they've got.


Nancy Says:
Friday, July 13, 2007 @6:12:08 PM

I sold a Goya classic when I left Alaska. I think it was a G10. Never have seen but a new one since then. Not the same.

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