lost a Levin?

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I would like to try and reach out through the pages of your mag­a­zine to the orig­i­nal owner of my beau­ti­ful 1964 Levin LT-18 Su­per Go­liath dread­nought. This is the gui­tar I learnt to play on and she has a story to tell. My par­ents ran a pub in En­field, North Lon­don in the late 60s and a male folk mu­si­cian and his sis­ter played in the pub once a week. Al­legedly, he was pay­ing HP in­stal­ments on the Levin and one day dis­ap­peared never to be seen again, leav­ing the gui­tar with us.

We ended up tak­ing the gui­tar with us when we moved to Es­sex, even though no­body in the fam­ily could play un­til the early 70s, when I started tak­ing an in­ter­est. I ended up play­ing this in­stru­ment in nu­mer­ous bands for ap­prox­i­mately 45 years. It has the scars of a true gig­ging in­stru­ment: two re­frets, a new sad­dle, new Go­toh tuners and an un­der-sad­dle pickup fit­ted. She is re­tired now, but I would love to let the orig­i­nal owner know of the sheer joy the gui­tar has brought me over the years. She sounds sub­lime and still has that sweet aroma of sea­soned spruce. Please get in touch if you think this might be your Levin. Ray Holling­worth, via email Can any­one out there help Ray find out who this lovely old acous­tic used to be­long to? Drop us a line at gui­tarist@ fu­turenet.com and we’ll try to piece to­gether the puz­zle...

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